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All of our rental boats are for sale and prices are determined using the number engine hours.  

How to Buy a Boat in Seattle

To buy a boat in Seattle, follow these steps:

Determine Your Needs: Consider your intended use, preferences, and budget to identify the type, size, and features of the boat that would best suit your needs.

Research Boat Types and Models: Research different boat types such as powerboats, sailboats, fishing boats, or personal watercraft. Explore various boat models, their specifications, and reviews to find the right fit.

Set a Budget: Determine your budget for purchasing a boat, including not just the purchase price but also additional costs like insurance, maintenance, moorage fees, and fuel.


Shop Around: Visit local boat dealerships, browse online marketplaces, and attend boat shows or auctions to explore a wide range of boats available for sale in Seattle. Take your time to compare options, ask questions, and seek professional advice.


Inspect the Boat: When you find a boat that interests you, inspect it thoroughly. Check the boat's condition, including the hull, engine, electrical systems, and interior. Consider hiring a professional marine surveyor to conduct a more detailed inspection.


Test Drive and Sea Trial: If possible, take the boat for a test drive or sea trial to evaluate its performance on the water. This will give you a better understanding of how the boat handles and whether it meets your expectations.

Complete the Purchase: Once you have decided on a boat, negotiate the price with the seller and agree on the terms of the sale. Depending on the agreement, you may need to provide a deposit and sign a purchase agreement. Arrange for a secure method of payment, such as a cashier's check or bank transfer, for the final payment.

Transfer Ownership and Registration: After purchasing the boat, work with the seller to transfer the title and complete the necessary paperwork for ownership transfer and registration. This may involve submitting documentation to the Washington State Department of Licensing.


Insurance and Safety Equipment: Obtain insurance coverage for your boat to protect against potential risks. Ensure you have the required safety equipment on board, such as life jackets, fire extinguishers, navigation lights, and distress signals. For more insurance visit


Moorage or Storage: Arrange for a moorage location or storage facility to keep your boat when it is not in use. There are various marinas and boat storage options available in Seattle, but availability may vary, so plan in advance.

Remember to review and comply with any local regulations and boating laws specific to Seattle and Washington state throughout the buying process. Buying a boat is a significant investment, so take your time, do thorough research, and seek professional assistance when needed to make an informed decision.


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