Boat Buyer's Guide

For the first-time boat buyer, there are many important things to consider to ensure you get the right boat for you. MarineMax has created this Boat Buyer's Guide guide to help give you everything you need to know about the exciting lifestyle of boating and how to begin the boat buying process. We hope this guide is your port of entry into joining MarineMax and its customers in being United by Water.

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What's Inside:

  • Explore boat types
  • Buying New vs. Used
  • Advantages of Dealers vs. Private Sellers
  • Steps to Purchasing a Boat
  • Post-Purchase Considerations
  • And More


Boat Buyers Guide

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Getting Started is Easy!

Staying safe on the water starts here. Enjoy the journey as you explore different types of boats, activities, and much more.
Discover the world of boating
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Types of Boats

What are the types of boats? We break it down for you.
Compare Boat Types
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From Sport Boats To Luxury Yachts

With a wide variety of used boats, rest assured knowing that each is subject to a thorough inspection.
Explore Used Boats
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Finance Your Boat

When it comes to financing the boat you've always wanted, our team has you covered.
Explore Finance Options
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