Buying a Boat

It's Closer Than You Think

Our easy-to-use guides and tools can help make your dream a reality.

Boat Finder

Use our interactive boat buying resource, the Boat Finder Tool, to help you find the boat type that's right for you. 

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Boat Brands & Manufacturers

Certified Manufacturers

Engines

Glossary of Boating Terms

Boat Loan Calculator

Our Boat Loan Calculator will help you understand how you can make the boating lifestyle reachable with affordable payments.

 

Cost of Boat Ownership

Financing Your Boat

Boat Values & Pricing

Buying a New or Used Boat

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Find Your Perfect Boat

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Whether high speed or low key, there's a boat for every lifestyle and occasion.

Great Resources to Guide Your Decision

Certified Dealers

Using a marine five-star certified dealer will ensure you buy a boat that is safe and seaworthy. 

Marina Finder

Ready to hit the water? Use our interactive map to discover local spots for fishing and boating.

Register Your Boat Online

Boat registrations vary from state to state. Register your boat today with our online tool.

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Articles & Resources

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Inspirational stories, educational articles, and tips for new & experienced captains.

Finding out how to get a boating license is a great first step towards getting out on the water as a responsible boater. Boating license and education requirements vary by state, but most courses and tests can be completed online. 

Boat taxes and deductions are a hot topic among current and prospective boat owners. Our boat tax guide can help navigate you through topics such as boats as a second home or business, charter boats, boat donations, and property taxes.

Boat repairs and basic maintenance are an unavoidable part of boat ownership. Some owners decide to tackle this work themselves, while others opt for professional help. Follow these tips when choosing a boat mechanic to provide service for your vessel.