YOUR CONSUMER PROTECTION GUIDE TO BUYING USED BOAT
|Author(s)||Division of Boating and Waterways|
|Publisher||State of California|
|D O W N L O A D|
This compact booklet will be of practical use to the people willing to become a boat owner and in need for the professional advice on choosing the proper used boat. There are so many values that can be found in the used boats, including but not limited to their affordability, good construction, and seaworthiness. However, you shall be smart and prepared enough to buy a good boat well maintained by the previous owner.
The document will help you with determining the type of the boat that would fit your interests, and better understand all procedures to be followed when purchasing a boat. Some essential information is provided on the boat anatomy, marine insurance, boat loan, associated contracts and agreements, etc. apart from the finance, the booklet also covers the technical aspects, such as surveying your boat in order to find out the real condition of the hull and machinery, as well as the safety, which is the most important.
In short, we would definitely recommend you to go through the content of this book before you make your first step toward becoming the owner of the used boat. Having duly prepared and aware of all questionable areas will enable you to choose a good one and enjoy owning a boat for the many years to come.
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