Buying a Boat FAQ's

What are the prices for a new boat?

Buying boats isn't as painful as you might think! Naturally, prices for new boats vary depending on size and make, but many boat manufacturers and dealers can put you in the captain's chair for considerably less than a monthly new-car payment. In fact, monthly payments for many entry-level boats can be less than $200.

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What is the best insurance coverage for my boat?

It is best to have what is known as an "All Risk" policy, which will provide coverage for all types of losses except those specifically excluded in the policy. Typical exclusions may include wear and tear, gradual deterioration, marring, denting, scratching, animal damage, manufacturer's defects, defects in design, and ice and freezing.

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Should I buy a certified boat?

Yes, be sure to look for a boat that's Transport Canada and NMMA Certified. NMMA Certified boats meet all applicable Transport Canada regulations as well as the more comprehensive standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Choosing boats with these certifications can greatly increase boater safety and guarantee boating fun every time you go out!

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Which type of boat is right for me?

One of the terrific things about boating is that there are boats designed for different activities. For many boaters, general purpose craft which serve as fish, ski and picnic boats are ideal.

To narrow down your search, ask yourself what the boat will be used for. Buying a sailboat can provide you with hours of relatively inexpensive fun; buying a house boat can offer a home away from home for long weekends, buying a jon boat enables you to spend hours hunting and fishing. Consider a boat good for family boating, like a family fishing boat - there's nothing like spending time on the water to bring everyone closer together. There is a boat that's right for you. Consult our Boat Selector tool to find the boat that's right for you.


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Buying a Boat FAQ's

What are the prices for a new boat?

Buying boats isn't as painful as you might think! Naturally, prices for new boats vary depending on size and make, but many boat manufacturers and dealers can put you in the captain's chair for considerably less than a monthly new-car payment. In fact, monthly payments for many entry-level boats can be less than $200.

Read more »

What is the best insurance coverage for my boat?

It is best to have what is known as an "All Risk" policy, which will provide coverage for all types of losses except those specifically excluded in the policy. Typical exclusions may include wear and tear, gradual deterioration, marring, denting, scratching, animal damage, manufacturer's defects, defects in design, and ice and freezing.

Read more »

Should I buy a certified boat?

Yes, be sure to look for a boat that's Transport Canada and NMMA Certified. NMMA Certified boats meet all applicable Transport Canada regulations as well as the more comprehensive standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Choosing boats with these certifications can greatly increase boater safety and guarantee boating fun every time you go out!

Read more »

Which type of boat is right for me?

One of the terrific things about boating is that there are boats designed for different activities. For many boaters, general purpose craft which serve as fish, ski and picnic boats are ideal.

To narrow down your search, ask yourself what the boat will be used for. Buying a sailboat can provide you with hours of relatively inexpensive fun; buying a house boat can offer a home away from home for long weekends, buying a jon boat enables you to spend hours hunting and fishing. Consider a boat good for family boating, like a family fishing boat - there's nothing like spending time on the water to bring everyone closer together. There is a boat that's right for you. Consult our Boat Selector tool to find the boat that's right for you.


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