Although it includes some tips on choosing the right boat, this article focuses on the buying process, including the offer, deposit, sales agreement, boat loan, insurance, sea trial and survey, broker fees, title, tax deductions, and total costs of ownership.
Applying a formula to his databank of 1,100 monohulls, the author comes up with a list of the Best Cruisers Under $100,000.
The authors give detailed, wide-ranging and savvy advice on choosing a boat for serious cruising, including comments on the real costs of a used boat, geographic pricing differences, design aspects to be avoided, construction details. Includes an annotated list of boat candidates.
Bulletin board of classified ads for boats and equipment. Titled "Classic Plastic," this list tends toward older fiberglass boats and their gear.
400-page book and on-line directory of Sail Magazine advertisers, for new boats and equipment sold in the N. American market. Listings have short promotional copy and line drawings.