How to inspect a used boat before buying it – VIDEO

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Buying a used boat can be one of the best ways to be able to spend your time peacefully going to sea. Finding the perfect one for your needs, however, can be more complicated than expected, especially if it is your first time. To help you through the process, we have created a series of videos with “practical” tips for coping well with the decision.

Inspect a used boat before buying it

We have put together a guide especially for you to help you in the choice and process, a series of tips and tricks to make your life easier. In previous articles, starting with the basics, we talked about.

“how best to choose”

, about

“how to set the budget”

and of

“how to deal with active research”

– that is, how to navigate the market. Now, in the fourth episode, it is time to talk about inspection. Having found a number of boats of potential interest, it will indeed be necessary to see them and understand their qualities and defects. In the video below you will find all our suggestions about this.


 

How to deal with the inspection

Having found a boat suitable for our needs, it is clear, it is necessary to inspect it before deciding. First, documentation about the boat will have to be studied, but the paper study certainly is not enough, so it will be necessary to go on board. This is certainly an exciting phase, but also a delicate one, because there are so many things that can slip through the cracks. A first piece of advice is about a checklist, which is the list of things you absolutely must check.

Certainly, the overall condition of the boat and the attention and care it has received are key, but then so are many small details, such as the condition of the bilge, those of the fairleads, and the various structural components. In short, there are actually many things to check, and sometimes turning to an appraiser can be the solution. When in doubt,
we explain everything well in the video.

Once the boat has been inspected, if satisfied, it will be time to make your offer and, in short, negotiate on price. We discuss this in the next video. Follow the Motor Boats Youtube channel to make sure you don’t miss the next video. We will continue to explain each move in detail, helping you in your choice.


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