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Tips For Buying a Repossessed Boat at a Boat Auction

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Buying a Repossessed Boat

Most people would expect to find good deals on repossessed boats and in some cases they are right. There are a few things to note however when purchasing a repossessed boat. Although some repossessed boats are sold through dealerships, most units are sold at boat auctions. (more…)

Boat Financing For Non-Current Models and Private Party Used Boats

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Financing Your Boat

One thing to consider with a non-current boat purchase is the financing. If you are planning to finance, the lenders will base the amount financed off the wholesale or trade in value from one of the used boat guides such as NADA. This will undoubtedly translate to a higher percentage down payment. For example, instead of 10% down you can expect 20% or more for the down payment. You can use a boat loan calculator to check the impact on your monthly payment.

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Buying a Boat In a Down Economy

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Where to Find Boat Deals and What to Know About Financing Them

Now is a fantastic time to buy almost anything. Home prices are down, car prices, electronics, even gas. If your looking for a” real deal” on something however, now is the time to pick up that boat you have been considering. The down economy has provided an excellent opportunity to buy a boat at fire sale prices. There are several good sources for both new and used units if you know what to look for.

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Sign of the Times: Century Boat Company Suspends Manufacturing for 2 Months

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Due to excessive inventory Century Boat Company has shutdown production at its fiberglass boat manufacturing facility in Panama City, Fla. for the final for 2 months of 2008. Century Boat vice president and general manager Dean Burnett stated the reason for the shutdown was to, relieve dealer inventory pressure for the remainder of the calendar year and plan for the future success of this company in 2009 and beyond.”

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Great Time to Buy a Boat

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

You’ve probably noticed that there seems to be some pretty good deals on boats these days. As the economy waits to rebound, there have been several factors that have contributed to this “buyer’s market”. The over estimated demand by manufacturers for new boats and a substantial sell-off in the private party marketplace have significantly reduced pricing. In addition, marine finance programs are still surprisingly attractive. Interest rates have remained low and there are programs available for many credit profiles. (more…)