When purchasing a vehicle, it is important to be mindful of any red flags or indicators of performance issues. With boats, these indicators can mean the difference between the boat sailing for years or moments. When understanding local used boat sales, it is important to be mindful of what red flags arise during the process.
First, be wary of boats with extremely low hours. This is especially concerning for boats with older model years, as these low hours are indicators that the boats have been sitting unused for long periods of time.
This could be a sign of issues operating.
Next, avoid purchasing a boat that has previously sunk. Sinking can lead to irreversible internal and exterior damage to the boat that can impact its ability to operate properly. Some of the performance issues may be hidden until the boat has begun to operate.
Another thing to avoid when attempting to purchase from local used boat sales is purchasing a vehicle with structural issues. This may not be visibly noticeable, so it is best to take the time to walk on the boat and put your full weight on every step.
For additional information about what to avoid with local used boat sales, please review the attached video.