The Motor Boats Monthly guide to buying your first boat - plus berthing, budgeting and other essential information

Looking to buy your first boat? Let MBM walk you through the options.

Boats are often purchases of the heart but that doesn’t mean you can’t be logical and considered in many of the choices you make. In addition to the boat itself, you will also need to consider berthing, insurance, training and equipment.

Instead of finding a boat first and then trying to fit everything else around it, start by narrowing down key elements. Where you will use the boat? How often that will that be? Who will be on board? And what is your budget? – not just for the boat but for the annual running costs that come with it.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. What are the options?
  3. 3. Berthing
  4. 4. Trailboating
  5. 5. Budgeting for a boat
  6. 6. Insurance and documentation
  7. 7. Equipment
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