What Type of Boat

Home Boat Buying Guide Guide Detail

Buying the boat of your dreams should be a fun and exciting process. However, not preparing in advance can spell disaster. This guide to buying a boat is intended to raise awareness of a number of factors that should be considered when purchasing a boat. So before you run out to a local boat dealership, visit a boat show, or make calls on classified listings one should review the following guide to purchasing the boat of your dreams.

What Type of Boat

There are many different types of boats available for purchase - such as sail boats, custom high performance boats, runabouts, ski boats, fishing boats, and yacht cruisers among others. Each category has multiple manufacturers and models. Making the right choice can be confusing so you need to ask yourself a number of questions to help define your boat choices.

Factors such as your geographical location and the types of bodies of water located in your area (oceans, rivers, large or small lake) will initially dictate your boating options. Additional questions to answer will include your personal level of interest in boating activities, such as fishing, skiing, racing, sailing or yachting. Your answers will help to narrow down the categories of boats available.

Climate can also play a large part in the boat selection. Are you looking to boat year round, just summer months, or some other time frame? Depending upon your answer climate can have a big impact on the type of boat that is right for you.