Marine & Boating Research

Commit Before You Buy

Buying a boat is a big commitment; they need attention, love, maintenance, exercise, and to be kept clean. Make sure you are all in before you make the plunge.

Read Boat Reviews

The captain's circle is a sacred one. Read and listen to what other boaters have to say about boat brands and models before buying or selling a boat online.

Use Our Resources

Vessel Vendor is more than just a marketplace to buy and sell boats, we offer an array of resources such as trusted marine partners and the latest news in boating, fishing and the marine environment.

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Boating Advice

Boating is not only a hobby or a recreational pastime, but also a lifestyle. Owning a boat lets you enjoy a range of different activities that can’t be experienced in any other way. Whether you are a fishing enthusiast, want to relax in the open waters, or like the thrill of water sports, boating is the way to go. If you are looking to purchase a boat for sale for solo adventures around the world, or want a family friendly yacht that is perfect for extended trips, Vessel Vendor can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Do Your Research Before Purchasing a Boat

If you are a newcomer to the boating world, you should do proper research before purchasing a boat. Depending on your expected use of the boat, chances are you will have more than a few different options for a boat type. Even before researching the make and the model, you have to be certain that the boat type of your choice is the right one for you. Make sure to check more information on the different boat types right here.

Be Prepared for Boat Maintenance, Storage and More

Once you’ve purchased your boat for sale, you have to be prepared to store it. Unless you have access to your own private dock, you will have to pay for storage. Depending on where you choose to store it, you can find a place that will fit into your budget. Also, don’t forget to perform regular boat maintenance. If you do so, you will often save yourself the headache of performing expensive repairs from damage that could have been easily avoided if you would have had performed regular maintenance. If you are searching for boating advice, you can also check out our boat maintenance advice right here.

Safety, Financing and More

Going on a boating trip is not as easy as jumping on deck and sailing away. Make sure that safety is your number one priority. Checking for faulty equipment before departure is critical. Flotation devices might seem like they can be on the back burner, but a life boat or vest in an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. What’s more, you might consider getting a boat insurance. We have all been taught since childhood that insuring your belongings is a must, and your new boat is not immune to that. If you want to purchase your boat via a boat loan or if you want to refinance your boat loan, you can also check our boat financing tips right here.