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A Canadian's Guide To Buying and Importing A US Boat

Candid advice from experienced Canadians about how to buy and import a used boat from the USA to Canada. It is alot easier than some brokers will make it sound. This article explains exactly how to buy and import a used boat from the US to Canada and save big. There are plenty of blogs on the subject and lots of misinformation. This article explains exactly how to (and in great detail) to buy and import a used boat from the US to Canada and save big on brokerage fees while avoiding the many pitfalls that cost you time and money.

How To Sell Your Boat and Get Top Dollar

So, you have a boat or marine-related item that you want to sell. Maybe you don't need it anymore, maybe you want to upgrade or downgrade, maybe you just need some money? There are many options available to you that will help you sell your used boat fairly quickly. I have over 15 years of direct sales experience and will share some proven sales techniques with you and let you decide how many, if any, you are going to try before turning the whole affair over to a yacht broker or dealer.

Importing Assistance Request

We can help facilitate a complete A to Z service that covers everything from US Title & Lien Searches, US Escrow & Closing Services, US Bank Loan Payoffs & US Lien Release Documentation, US Bill of Sale & Transfer of Title Documentation, Arranging Transportation & Insurance, Canadian Customs Documentation, Canadian Title, Canadian Licensing & Registration and Canadian Taxes Remittance.

One mistake in any of these critical areas can turn your boating dream into a financial nightmare. Forewarned is forearmed.

Marine Fibreglass Gel Coat Repair Guide

Everyone with a fibreglass boat has experienced a crack, chip, gouge or scratch in their hulls or superstructure at some point. You can easily pay hundreds of dollars per repair to have these cosmetic defects or accidents repaired OR you can spend a couple of hours and fix it yourself, saving hundreds of dollars.

You have likely thought about this many times, discouraged by the fact that unless you know what you are doing, the repair job might look worse than the damage.

Ethanol Blended Fuel and Boat Engines

Simply put, ethanol is an excellent SOLVENT (dissolves plastic, rubber, fiberglass and more), and unlike MTBE (the current gas additive), ethanol will ABSORB WATER, which can cause serious problems to many marine gas engines (inboards and outboards).

What is Ethanol?

Top Sites To Advertise Your Used Boat To Reach Canadians

The American used boat market is huge when compared to the Canadian used boat market. Just the state of Florida has more used boats that any other North American used boat market!

The Top 10 Boat Buying Mistakes

...and how to avoid them

Don't make a costly boat buying mistake

If you’re like most people, chances are when you bought your first new boat you made a mistake or two that ended up causing you money and causing you aggravation. Now you’re older and wiser, you’ve decided to move up in size, or purchase something different to fit your needs, but boat buying is still full of pitfalls.

How To Save Some Money And Run On A Marine Generator

Many cruiser boats come equipped with a genset (marine generator) capable of delivering anywhere from 4kw to 10kw of AC to keep all your creature comforts up and running when out on the hook or at a remote dock somewhere.

How To Winterize Your Own Boat

Winterizing is quite possibly the most crucial step in not only keeping your boat's value, but in saving your boat's components from severe damage from prolonged exposure to below-freezing temperatures during the off-season.

If you are a boat owner who must endure the dreaded 'off season' you fall into one of three camps:

1) You pay the marina or other mechanical service to look after all these details and simply pay the bill once it arrives

How To Sell An Outboard Motor

So, you have a used outboard motor that you want to sell. Maybe you don't need it anymore, maybe you want to upgrade or downgrade, maybe you just need some cash? There are many options available to you that will help you sell your used outboard motor fairly quickly. I outlined some options for you that should help.

The most important thing to remember when trying to sell a used outboard motor in today's busy marketplace is that:

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