Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat: Featuring Tips and Traps for the Smart Boat Buyer
By Lamy, Robert J.P.

Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat features tips and traps for the smart boat buyer. If you don't have an uncle in the boat-dealership business, here's the next-best thing: a longtime boat dealer and salesman who lets you in on trade secrets so you can buy a new or used boat without getting burned. J. P. Lamy lays out a step-by-step approach to finding the right small powerboat (under 30 feet) and buying it at a fair price with favorable financing.

You will learn:

  • How salesmen are trained
  • What their margins and markups are
  • The use of the Internet for boat shopping
  • What to look for, good and bad, in a new or used boat
  • Checklists
  • How to negotiate honestly but toughly
  • How to shave thousands of dollars from an asking price

Endorsed by Boating magazine, Lamy's guide helps you take control and win in the bargaining process. When it comes to buying a boat, knowledge is power.


DOI: 10.1036/0071351507

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Author Biography

J.P. Lamy has bought, refurbished, and sold used powerboats and now sells new boats using a combination of good customer service and reasonable markup over the dealer's wholesale price. His win-win approach has propelled him to notable sales success in Florida's boating market. Distressed at some of the sales tactics he witnessed, he wrote this book as a consumer's aid.


Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat: Featuring Tips and Traps for the Smart Boat Buyer
Author(s): Lamy, Robert J.P.
ISBN: 0071351507
DOI: 10.1036/0071351507

Format: paperback, 192 pages.
Pub date: 9 Oct 1999
Copyright: 2000
$14.95 US
Product Line: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (McGraw-Hill)

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