Boat Costs


We might say that financing a purchase of a new boat could be the same as financing a new car, but it's not generally because costs for boats are really higher, you can see on the internet, some boat costs and compare rates on-line to have an idea of it.

If you're considering buying a boat, the most important information you will need is to know if you are able to afford the boat, including the boat price even if it's a great deal.

When you're making a budget or you're planning to have a boat, you need to know what kind of expenses you'll face such as operating costs, maintenance costs, the fuel, insurance, accessories, besides the purchase initial price, among other costs you must set for your budget because you need to consider all the factors to get a complete picture of how big that hole in the water really is.

The most important information you must consider before buying your boat is if the boat is going to fit your needs, to be a happy boat owner, you must answer some questions such as: Who will use the boat, only you, or you'll invite friends and family, which specific activities you're going to use the boat for, fishing, week trips, excursions, when and how often you'll use the boat, the boat you want fits your budget, among other questions.

In this section we specify the boat costs you'll have to face from the purchase, and initial payment, so you can start doing your budget:

Boat Preparation

Boat Preparation

In the section of boat preparation we provide some information to consider at the time on deciding the boat you're going to buy, some questions to answer in order to decide the best model, and boat for your safety and comfort, as well as your beloved ones. Then once you've decided and you have some candidates, you can start checking the function of certain important components and accessories to be sure the boat is going to work properly and you won't stay abandoned in the middle of the sea.

Boat Finance

Boat Finance

Boat finance section shows you some of the several methods you can have to finance the buying of the boat; because the costs you have to face with this acquisition are higher than one might think and cash is not the most common way to buy a boat, especially if you want to use and enjoy of your boat now instead of waiting many years till you can afford the complete price, in this section you can read about the finance tips and boat loans, and more information on finances related to boats.

Boat Outfitting

Boat Outfitting

An important aspect for sailors is the appearance of their boats, boat outfitting section shows basic information on how to do your boat look great, starting with outside factors such as paint and including all details inside. Some important characteristics such as the lights, sails, seats, covers, etc are important elements for safety and sailing, but also those give additional details.

Boat Equipment

Boat Equipment

Boat equipment includes several stuffs that are complimentary for a great sailing experience such as lamps, glasses, and more; and other necessary accessories you must take with you to ensure the safety during the trip such as: radio, fire extinguisher, life jackets and more. In this section we consider both kinds of equipment to let you know which stuff you must consider for a budget for your boat.

Boat Maintenance

Boat Maintenance

Boat maintenance is more than necessary for boaters, because of their safety and the people that could accompany him/her for each one of their trips; also because of the great investment the boat owner made. In his section we give you some important information to keep your boat in the best conditions.

Boat Storage

Boat Storage

You must consider the costs of boat storage, in order to protect and keep your boat in good conditions although other people could say that you can leave your boat on the water all time necessary, it'll be important to take precautions and look for some place to store your boat, in this section we give you some advice on possible options to choose for your boat storage.

Boat Fuel

Boat Fuel

Boat fuel is a constant expense when you own a boat, it's like with a car, but for a boat the costs are greater, you must take in consideration the costs for boat fuel even before buying a boat, so you'll choose the boat that could help you save some money, the seller will give you the information of the fuel tank and the boat per gallon costs. In this section we explain you the basics on boat fuel.

Insurance for Boats

Insurance for Boats

We selected a section for insurance for boats because we consider it's one of the most important expenses to take into account in your budget. We know that buying a boat is a huge investment, so you must protect it in a certain way; Insurance for boats is very different from other kind of insurances so you'll need to have some information about it, and we give you some tips in this section.