Your First Powerboat: How to Find, Buy, and Enjoy the Best Boat for You by Robert J. Armstrong

Your First Powerboat: How to Find, Buy, and Enjoy the Best Boat for You

byRobert J. Armstrong

Paperback | August 11, 2008

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Navigate the hazards of boat ownership with absolute confidence

Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another. Yet informed, impartial guidance is almost impossible to find--until now, that is.

This essential manual provides a method to the madness of boat buying and ownership, plotting a straight course through an ocean of confusion while it answers such questions as:

  • Why fractional ownership often makes sense
  • How to avoid buying a boat you''ll never use
  • How to identify the Goldilocks boat--not too big, not too small
  • How to choose a powering option
  • How to negotiate the best deal on any boat-new or used
  • How to be your own surveyor, and why even a new boat may need a professional survey
  • Why you should finance your boat even if you have the cash, and where to find the best loans
  • How to calculate the total cost of ownership before you buy!
Bob Armstrong is a respected boating author and journalist, a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Master, and a boat captain since 1962. He is the author of the bestselling Getting Started in Powerboating. Armstrong works as a charter-yacht captain and consults on boat purchasing decisions for individuals and businesses. He has worked as a boat ...
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Title:Your First Powerboat: How to Find, Buy, and Enjoy the Best Boat for YouFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9 X 7.3 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:9 X 7.3 X 0.4 inPublished:August 11, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071496734

ISBN - 13:9780071496735

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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