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Boating with Kids: Tricks of the Trade

As all parents know, family adventures can be either magical or disastrous, and trips to sea are no different! As a used boat brokerage in San Diego, we understand that one of the most important things for heading out on the water is to plan well. Not sure where to start? Check out the following tips that will help keep a family boating trip safe, fun, and engaging for parents and kids alike. Make a Plan Together Whether your child is five or fifteen, including them in planning your trip is a great way to keep them engaged. Younger kids…

Top 5 Tips for Buying a Used Boat

There are many things to consider when buying a used boat. From various brands and types of boats to cost and available options, the process can seem overwhelming. As a result, before you make a purchase, it is important to know what you can do to ensure you receive the highest quality used boat for your money. Ballast Point Yachts, a premier used boat dealer, offers 5 tips for individuals interested in buying a used boat. 1. Determine what type of boat you want. Before you even begin looking at boats, know exactly what kind of used boat you’re interested…

Understanding the Cost of Ownership before Buying a Boat

Owning a boat in San Diego can provide for endless afternoons of fun and relaxation. However, there are many costs to owning a boat aside from the purchase price. It is important to understand these costs before investing in a boat to make sure you can afford the purchase. Plus, knowing the true cost of ownership can help a prospective boat buyer decide which boat will be best for them. The initial purchase price of the boat is likely to be the highest cost. Buying a used boat can help lower this cost significantly. In addition to the purchase price,…

What to Look for when Shopping for a Boat Loan

Shopping for a boat loan can seem overwhelming, especially in today’s economy. Like most transportation vehicles, boats can be expensive whether they’re bought used or new. As such, you will likely have to take out a loan before buying one. It’s important to know how to shop for the best loan rate, and what to look for when looking at boat loans. You have Several Options to Choose From  There are several different places which offer boat loans: banks, financial service companies, and credit unions. Your first option should be to call your local bank and ask if they are…

Boats sales are revving up in California

A Wall Street newspaper headline in the Dec. 2013 issue declared “Boat Sales Come Back to Life,” and the article that accompanied it described how new boat buyers are helping to drive a boating recovery in California. “Boats sales are revving up in the state for the first time in five years, part of a national resurgence in a corner of the luxury sector that signals the economy is improving,” wrote Carlton in the Wall Street Journal piece. After a decade of decline, Americans are participating in outdoor activities in growing numbers and as they look for ways to spend…