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BoatUS Has New Boat Buyers “Toolbox”

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – When you fix a boat, you need your toolbox. When you need a boating fix, those looking to buy a boat go to BoatUS’ Boat Buyer’s Toolbox. The new online boat buying resource from the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group gives practical information and helpful tips on how to buy, where to find a boat, what to look for, buying new vs. used, and much more. The buying guide is available at no cost at

“We’ve been helping people navigate the sometimes choppy waters of boat buying for over 40 years,” said BoatUS Director of Consumer Protection Charles Fort. “We give you the resources to help determine a boat’s condition and value so you can make a smart offer, tell you how to avoid scams, help make sense of warranties and decide if an extended service contract is worth it. We also give you the need to know information on sales contracts, insurance and financing. It’s everything you need no matter if you’re buying your first boat or if you’re on your tenth.”

Also covered are the necessary title, documentation, and registration paperwork needed to make it all legal. In addition to the new downloadable Toolbox, BoatUS offers boat loans, insurance coverage, on water 24 hour towing, a no-cost directory of marine surveyors and a boat graphics service with a library over 8,000 boat names – including the Top Ten most popular – to choose from. Boaters that join BoatUS for $24 annually also have unlimited access to the BoatUS Boat Value Check Service, which provides members a free estimate of the value of a used boat.


About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

BoatUS is the nation¹s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS insurance program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit