However, when you get a used boat you probably don’t have all of the accessories that you want, and your boat might need some upgrades. If you got a really good price on your boat you may even have to put in a few months of work before it’s ready for the water.
No matter what shape your boat is in, these improvements can make yours better and more valuable. Remember – resale value matters, even if you aren’t planning on selling right away.
Metal parts are the first to rust on most boats, especially those exposed to water that contains a fair amount of salt. When it comes to your own personal safety and the safety of anybody who gets on your boat, replacing these when you acquire a used vessel is often a good idea.
For example, you should replace things like swim ladders if there appears to be any damage at all. You don’t want a catastrophe to happen just to save a few dollars.
Improve the Paint
Your used boat, whether it’s in good shape or not, could probably use a new coat of paint. To really make yours stand out you should opt for premium paint.
A unique color or stripe can even improve the ‘wow factor’ and resale value of your boat right away.