Your First Powerboat by Robert J. Armstrong
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Your First Powerboat
By Robert J. Armstrong

Your First Powerboat

How to Find, Buy, and Enjoy the Best Boat for You

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Your First Powerboat by Robert J. Armstrong

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Navigate the hazards of boat ownership with absolute confidence Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another. Yet informed, impartial guidance is almost impossible to find--until now, that is. This essential manual provides a method to the madness of boat buying and ownership, plotting a straight course through an ocean of confusion while it answers such questions as: Why fractional ownership often makes sense How to avoid buying a boat you'll never use How to identify the Goldilocks boat--not too big, not too small How to choose a powering option How to negotiate the best deal on any boat-new or used How to be your own surveyor, and why even a new boat may need a professional survey Why you should finance your boat even if you have the cash, and where to find the best loans How to calculate the total cost of ownership before you buy!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071496735
ISBN-10: 0071496734
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 185mm x 10mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: International Marine Publishing Co
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert J. Armstrong

Bob Armstrong is a respected boating author and journalist, a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Master, and a boat captain since 1962. He is the author of the bestselling Getting Started in Powerboating. Armstrong works as a charter-yacht captain and consults on boat purchasing decisions for individuals and businesses. He has worked as a boat surveyor, a buyer's and seller's agent, and an expert marine witness.

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