Buying a boat is a deeply personal purchase. There are many factors to consider including your boating knowledge and experience, price and safety. While you may have to compromise on price, it is in your best interests never to compromise on safety.

If you are considering buying a second hand boat it is strongly recommended that you ask to see the service book or log for the boat. We also recommend engaging the services of a marine surveyor or a marine mechanic to provide you with a comprehensive inspection of the vessel.

Check out our guide to buying a boat.