Are you a sailing enthusiast and thinking to buy and trade a boat? You must always be aware of the market value of the boat, and it’s worth. This article will make you aware of the deciding roles.


Machines depreciate with time so does the boat. It loses value when it is not in sync with updated technologies and designs. Also, its parts might have been worn and torn if it has been used frequently. So, the age of the boat must be in mind so that maintenance cost does not appear in the near future.

Mechanical and Physical Condition

Not just the age, but the way the boat has been maintained also makes a difference in its condition. Sometimes a boat as old as 10-year-old is better than a 5-year-old one. This is the primary concern and the rest can be secondary.  

Make, Model, and Size

Few brands are known for their longevity and products. Like a car, a boat also has a model number and capacity. These would play a vital role in deciding your choice.


The costing will also depend on accessories available in the boat. These accessories add to your comfort and luxury. The extra parts like a throw device and rescue tube, battery cleaner and protector, and dryer, etc. in a boat increases its demand.

Comparative Sales

The market is not fixed all the time. Like the economy, the price, and sale of the boat depend on the demand, supply, vacation season, and tourism peak. You can know the running prices while you purchase through brokers. Go for the one which justifies your demands and price. 

If you are a new buyer, then you must definitely take the help of experienced yacht brokers. They help you even about the seller if he can be trusted or not. They are aware of the regional market as a whole.  

This article was written by Ed Massey, President of Massey Yacht sales and service. Massey Yacht Sales & Service has continuously been in the yacht sales and outfitting business since 1986. At Massey, customer satisfaction has been and will remain our most important measure of success. If you are looking for boats for sale in Sarasota FL then contact us today!

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