How to Buy a Used Boat | Vicem Classic 46 IPS | Formula 400 SSC - 11/12/2018
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Vicem Yachts Classic 46 IPS:
Downeaster Design w/Yacht Quality
Fit-and-Finish

Vicem Yachts Classic 46 IPS
Vicem Yachts Classic 46 IPS

Few boats built today have more wood in them than does the Vicem 46 IPS. The salon of the Turkish-built, cold molded hull is lavishly finished in Khaya mahogany. The doors are framed in wood both inside and out, with rounded corners, not mitered joints. All over the boat there is solid wood with old-world craftsmanship; each piece is made one at a time. There are no conveyor belts at Vicem. The salon deck is mahogany trimmed in real holly—no shoes, please! More...

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Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover:
Luxurious Day Boat Cockpit

Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover
Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover

No one will get lonely at the helm of the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover, with comfortable seating for three, each seat with its own bolster. The large hardtop shades the helm but includes a power sunroof. The cockpit table is on an adjustable electric pedestal that takes it from deck to dining height, with a choice of every level in between. To port is a mini galley. But, this is only the start. More...

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Horizon Power Catamarans PC74:
A Big Cat w/Remarkable Room

Horizon Power Catamarans PC74
Horizon Power Catamarans PC74

With a 28’4” (8.63 m) beam, the Horizon Power Catamarans PC74 offers stability at sea, as well as a remarkable amount of livable space both above and below decks. She features nearly a full-beam master suite on the main deck, along with two en suite VIPs below as well as a pair of twin bunk en suite guest staterooms in the twin bows. She’s powered by twin 1136-hp CAT C18ACERTs and carries up to 2,000 gallons (7,570 L) of fuel. More...

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TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-16 WT:
Powerful Trolling Motor is Standard

TRACKER Pro Guide V-16 WT
TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-16 WT

The TRACKER® Pro Guide™ V-16 WT is a compact, all-welded aluminum fishing platform that’s easy to tow and easy to fit in most garages. But note the depth of the casting platform at the bow. The standard Minn Kota® PowerDrive™ foot-control trolling motor provides up to 55 pounds (24.9 kg) of thrust, and a compartment tucks the foot control out of the way when it’s not being used. More...

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World Cat 280DC-X:
A Slow Waltz Instead of Rock-n-Roll

World Cat 280DC-X
World Cat 280DC-X

For those who have been sleeping under a rock, catamarans of all sizes are catching on in North America. World Cat has hung in there through thick and thin, steadfastly holding to the advantages that its owners know that cats have, if properly built. With her 9’2” (2.79 m) beam carried nearly all the way to the bow, the World Cat 280DC-X has lots of room for the family to spread out up front, especially with the drop-in sun pad addition. Offshore, mom and the kids will welcome the yacht’s stability. More...

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Boat Buying Tips

How to Buy a Used Boat

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There are many boats out there, and a surprising number of them are for sale – for the right price.

BoatTEST.com studies indicate that about 80% of the boaters currently in the market for a boat are searching for used boats. But buying a used boat is much more difficult, and fraught with many more problems, than buying a new boat. In order to help our BoatTEST Members who are contemplating buying a pre-owned boat, we are offering an in-depth report with 13 points to consider. Caveat Emptor...



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