So what do you consider the most important things to check out on a used boat before you buy it?
How about a Top 10 things to check?
Don't know about anyone else but I have never purchased a new boat. I would do the following things.
Cash is king.
Get it checked out! $100.00 now or thousands later.
If you have never had an inboard get a outboard and it is best to get a 4 stroke.
Get insurance day one for the value of the boat anymore does you no good.( A low water obstruction strike and you are without a boat again)Insurance is cheap. Get full coverage for other boats in case an accident. I carry on board incident medical as well and it was all under $200.00 per year.
Get personal. Collect all the sellers information and never buy from a non-local. I bought my last boat from a guy who said "Now that we have tested it it you don't like this boat just bring it back." He was serious and the boat was way better than what I expected.Every local who knew him he he was a very honest man.He didn't need the money and didn't use the boat anymore.