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Buying a boat

We're looking for a little bigger craft than our Cat 22 - any suggestions on the best site to look for boats for sale?

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Re: Buying a boat

I use yachtworld.com to check prices and different layouts available in boats that interest me.
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Re: Buying a boat

Sailboat Listings, Sailing Texas .... Even Craigslist depending on your location.
Use as many sources as you can find. Depends on whether you have narrowed down what you have in mind.
I looked at an awful lot of boats before I finally settled on one. Getting your wants and needs in line is the hard part.
Knowing someone who has a boat that has been well taken care of and buying from them directly before the boat goes on the market is ideal.
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Re: Buying a boat

Window shopping on yachtworld gets you close to what you think you like... but you have to get lucky to find a (low-to-mid-budget) boat close to you.

These days I think the local 'craigslists, kijiji, etc' are better bets.

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Sailboatlistings.com, yachtworld.com, boats.com, boattrader.com all worth looking at.

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Re: Buying a boat

Keep in mind that sailboat listings seems to never take down listings so many will have sold, but it seems to have the most realistic prices.

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Re: Buying a boat

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Keep in mind that sailboat listings seems to never take down listings so many will have sold, but it seems to have the most realistic prices.
May be true...
I just sold my boat thru sailboatlistings.com. Fairly quickly I might add.

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Re: Buying a boat

Don't forget good old boats classified section, although not as many boats listed the majority on there usually seem to have been owned by enthusiasts , "loved " and have seen money sprinkled liberally on them . Always a interesting mix of boats listed, as example Don Caseys allied is on there for sale ....
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