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February 02, 2010

New Year... New-Boat Fever

Check out these boat-buying tips before you visit the next boat show

Check out these boat-buying tips before you visit the next boat show

A fresh calendar year and the cautious rebirth of economic optimism have already started preparing anglers for the spring boating season. January was filled with boat shows throughout the East Coast and Midwest, and the huge Miami International Boat Show opens its doors in about a week.

To help you make the most of your shopping opportunities, BoatU.S. compiled a list of eight ideas to help the savvy boat buyer: www.sportfishingmag.com/news/news/eight-ideas-to-help-the-savvy-boat-buyer-1000080260.html. The Miami show has also adapted to the economic climate by creating an Affordability Pavilion: www.sportfishingmag.com/news/news/2010-miami-international-boat-show-puts-affordability-front-and-center-to-attract-entry-level-buyers--1000079799.html.

In addition, Sport Fishing published its Boat Buyers Source Book in the January issue with hundreds of comparative statistics on all kinds of new boats. Download .pdfs from the various sections of that issue here: www.sportfishingmag.com/other/2010-boat-buyers-source-book-1000067588.html, and check out informative articles on how and when to buy a boat, on repowering and on finance options at: www.sportfishingmag.com/techniques/boatinghow-to/better-boating-tips-for-better-buying-1000080349.html.