There has been a lot of good advice written about buying and selling boats but after personally buying over 20 boats and being involved in the purchase of many more, there are some pointers that I would like to share that I haven't seen in other articles that I have read.
In closing I would like to add that the old saying 'your happiest days of boat ownership are the day you buy it - and the day you sell it' doesn't apply to everyone. I have loved every boat that I ever owned and hated to see it go. 'Break Out Another Thousand' may have applied to my boats occasionally, but I have also gotten my money's worth out of every one of them.
About the author: Bill Rountree is a lifelong boater, holds his US Coast Guard Masters license and a US Sailing instructor certification. He has owned motor yachts, sailing yachts, racing sailboats, rowing shells, kayaks, windsurfers and on and on. He spent two years living aboard and cruising on a forty foot sailboat and has over 10,000 blue water miles.