Saturday, April 28, 2007
What You Need To Look For When Buying A Boat?
For a first timer buying a new boat could be a major problem. Because there are many technicalities when it comes to buying a boat. Given below are a few valuable tips for the buyer.
Who will use the boat? Are you going to use the boat for yourself or for family use? Primarily we use fishing boats for own use and cruising boats for family use. So first of all check how many members are willing to take rides on the boat. Otherwise it can be a sad story if the boat is small for the whole family. How frequent will the boat be used? If you use the boat on weekends in various locations, then ensure the size, because it should fit into the trailer. Larger boats mean larger operating costs and maintenance. Today many boats come with galleys. In the galleys we get cooking facility and staying area. So it can be used as a second home. So if you can get permission from the local authority, the boat can be a wonderful vacation home.
Where will you use your boat? If you have a plan to spend overnight in the boat, then a 25 feet long boat would be suitable for you. A smaller boat would be small for your family. Away from the shore you can expect rough waters. For that purpose a boat with hull design would be perfect.
What type of boat would suit your needs? There are five types of boat we see. Power Boats, Fishing Boats, Sail Boats, Personal Watercraft and Self-Propelled Boats. Lets find out the types in detail and their usage.
Fishing Boats: Fishing boats are suitable for inland waters and shallow waters. These are not suitable for deep seas or large lakes. The boats are designed only for fishing nothing else. Usually fishing boats are equipped with fishing poles, bait, tackle, and specially designed tanks to hold live fish. An open platform is provided for the angler to catch the fish from all sides of the boat. Power Boats: This is the most popular type of boat. It comes in different designs according to use. The boat can be used for rafting also. In many boats you can enjoy fishing too. So enjoy a speedy ride and fishing. Sailboats: Sailboats float using wind power only. It is one of the most difficult skills in sport.
Personal Watercraft: Sportive and adventurous men and women prefer this type of boat. Up to four riders can ride this boat. A skier also can be added to it. Personal watercraft's come in different designs, from single sit to multiple sit. There are two varieties sit-on and stand-on.
Self-Propelled Boat: This is the oldest category of boats. In this category one to multiple riders can sit. The boat moves when we row and in pedal boats, the boat moves by pedaling.
After selecting the right category of boat you need to inspect the boat. Take an experienced person, someone who has purchased a boat along with you. Do some survey work. Get information regarding the brand. Check out the engine and other mechanical parts. Read the purchase agreement thoroughly. Get insurance done. And then finalize the deal.
Hope this article would assist you in your boat-buying endeavor.
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