How to Purchase
Below are some handy resources to help you navigate the boat purchase and registration process.
How to buy a boat from a private seller
The vast majority of Used boats purchased today are bought directly from a private party. However, buying a boat from an individual instead of a dealer requires you to do a little more work and carries additional risks. In this article, I outline the key steps to purchasing a used boat and provide suggestions for how to protect your interests along the way. It is assumed that you have already found a used boat to potentially purchase. However, if you are still trying to decide which type of boat to buy or where to find a boat online, be [...]
How to Register a Boat
You just bought a boat and are anxious to start using it. But, before you can legally use it on public waterways, you likely need to register it with your state. What is a Boat Registration? Whereas a boat title designates who has legal ownership of a boat, the registration dictates whether the vessel can be legally docked, stored, moored and/or operated on public waters within that state. Nearly all motorized boats and even some non-motorized vessels are required to be registered. When you register your boat, you will need to pay a fee. The amount typically varies based on [...]