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Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat : Featuring Tips and Traps for the Smart Boa - Robert Lamy

Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat

Featuring Tips and Traps for the Smart Boa

Paperback Published: 30th October 1999
ISBN: 9780071351508
Number Of Pages: 192

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"Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat" features tips and traps for the smart boat buyer. If you don't have an uncle in the boat-dealership business, here's the next-best thing: a longtime boat dealer and salesman who lets you in on trade secrets so you can buy a new or used boat without getting burned. J. P. Lamy lays out a step-by-step approach to finding the right small powerboat (under 30 feet) and buying it at a fair price with favorable financing.

You will learn: How salesmen are trained What their margins and markups are The use of the Internet for boat shopping What to look for, good and bad, in a new or used boat Checklists How to negotiate honestly but toughly How to shave thousands of dollars from an asking price

Endorsed by "Boating" magazine, Lamy's guide helps you take control and win in the bargaining process. When it comes to buying a boat, knowledge is power.

Preface: Why Go Boating?p. v
First Thingsp. 1
Buying New or Usedp. 3
Boatbuilding 101: What You Don't Seep. 7
Boat Types and Their Primary Usesp. 12
What Are Your Boat Needs? A Questionnairep. 32
Buying a Used Boatp. 40
Shopping by Phone: Individual Adsp. 42
Shopping by Phone: Dealershipsp. 45
Pricingp. 48
The Internetp. 51
Shopping in Personp. 53
The Boatownerp. 56
The Salespersonp. 60
Used-Boat Inspection: Checklistp. 63
The Negotiation Processp. 76
The Final Inspectionp. 83
The Purchasep. 88
Maintenance Tipsp. 90
Buying a New Boatp. 94
Shopping by Phonep. 97
Pricingp. 102
Shopping in Personp. 105
The Salesperson: Training, Terms, and Tacticsp. 107
The Dealershipp. 111
Shopping Boat Showsp. 114
New Boat Inspection: Checklistp. 115
The Negotiation Processp. 120
Warrantiesp. 130
The Buyer's Orderp. 132
The Final Inspectionp. 135
The Purchasep. 139
Maintenance Tipsp. 140
Financing 101p. 144
Author's Picksp. 152
State Boating Authoritiesp. 162
Coast Guard-Required Safety Gearp. 167
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780071351508
ISBN-10: 0071351507
Series: Tips and Traps
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th October 1999
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 11.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1