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Buy New Boat

Editor's Note: Thinking about buying a boat? The process for buying a boat during the COVID-19 pandemic raises a lot of questions for prospective boat buyers. Learn more in our Special Edition Boat Shopping Guide that will address those questions involving safety concerns, tips on working with a boat dealer while social distancing, and how to schedule appointments, sea trials and drop-offs.

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Now that you have decided to embrace the boating lifestyle, you'll want to establish a budget so you can start building and prioritizing your wish list. That budget will likely be a key factor in the decision to buy a new or pre-owned boat. Either way, the considerations for size and type of boat will be the same.

Not unlike car buying, there are often a few additional costs not listed on the sticker price. Dealer fees, insurance, registration, accessories, storage and upkeep should all be discussed with the dealer early in your shopping to determine the full cost of boat ownership and to avoid surprises later.

And before you depart on your first outing, find out where you can take a boater-education course. Learning basic seamanship skills and absorbing some local knowledge will give you a greater confidence level once you hit the water. Completion of boater-education courses might also get you a discount on your insurance.

Finally, it's time to enjoy your purchase. Get out on the water and have fun, not just in the immediate future but in the months and years to follow. One key component of that fun is regular maintenance to keep your boat in tiptop running condition, from a regular wash and wax to scheduled maintenance. Another is to expand your boating knowledge, whether through one of many fun programs offered by local dealers or an online resource.

Dare to explore the water in all new ways through a combination of ambitious design, exhilarating performance, and inspired craftsmanship. Yamaha Boats leverage 65 years of Yamaha Marine heritage to power your boating passion.

DRiVE X allows you to move your boat forward and aft, laterally, rotate on an axis or hold the boat against the dock while keeping your hands on the steering wheel. Maneuvering your boat has never been easier.

Boat shows not only give you the opportunity to look at dozens and dozens of the latest competing models in the same place at the same time, they also often offer some of the best special deals, incentives, and pricing of the year. In most areas boat shows are held from late fall through early spring, so you can order a boat outfitted to your liking and still get it in time for the boating season. Many financial services offer pre-qualification deals specifically for boat shows, so as you shop you know exactly which models are within your budget. And you may also find model-year holdovers that dealers are motivated to move asap (read: sell at a discounted price).

If getting the lowest price possible is a priority, you may want to time your boat buying excursions to match up with dealer and manufacturer incentives. Often this means shopping in the fall and early winter, when dealerships are trying to clear the decks of current inventory to make way for the new model year boats. In many corners of the nation this timeframe overlaps with boat show season, which again can argue for buying at a show. The potential downside to shopping for incentives is that you may have to be satisfied with what a dealer has in stock, as opposed to having the flexibility to order a model outfitted exactly as you want.

MarineMax Danvers has a total commitment to customer satisfaction that goes beyond the sale, along with a devotion to the boating lifestyle and how it brings family and friends together. We offer premium brands known for quality and durability like Azimut, Galeon Yachts, Ocean Alexander, MJM Yachts, Aquila, Cruisers Yachts, Aviara, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Sailfish, we have the boat to fit your boating lifestyle.

We are committed to creating the best ownership experience from start to finish. We understand the importance of having premium brands, a comprehensive list of services and financing options, classes that build your boating confidence, and customer events and Getaways! to amazing places we host year-round.

Due to a recent law change, customers registering or renewing a boat registration after 4/8/22 will be refunded the boat surcharge. Refund checks will be mailed from the Office of the State Comptroller.

In New York, boats (watercraft) without a motor do not need to be registered. If you use a motor (electric or fuel-driven), regardless of the size of your boat or the motor, you must register your boat.

There is no age requirement to own or register a boat in New York. However, there are restrictions according to age for legal operation. These restrictions are outlined in the pamphlet, "New York State Boater's Guide", issued by the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

Before visiting a DMV office to register your boat, please read the instructions, Registering / Titling a Boat in New York State (PDF) (MV-82.1B), and complete the Document Guide to make sure you bring the correct documents with you.

Put your registration stickers 18 inches from the bow on both sides of the boat. This is approximately the same position that the stickers are located when a boat is also required to have registration numbers on the hull.

Making a successful boat purchase means planning ahead and being well prepared. BENETEAU has an extensive range of useful tools that will help you focus your searches and define your project. From the initial introduction up to one-to-one contact with a Beneteau brand dealer, take a few minutes to find the boat that suits you best and, why not, book a sea trial!

The story of BENETEAU began in 1884 in the shipyards of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie in Vendée, inspired by Benjamin Bénéteau. At the time, BENETEAU had close ties with the fishing industry and, at the start of the 20th century, the brand launched its first sailing trawlers and motor tuna fishing boats.

Today, BENETEAU offers a wide range of sailing yachts, ranging from small boats, like the First 14, to big boats, such as the Oceanis Yacht 62, a large monohull as well suited to coastal cruising as she is to ocean navigation. The same is true of the motorboats, with lines of outboard and inboard motorboats for leisure boating, as well as big yachts ideal for cruising.

Our BENETEAU boat dealers are also present on international shores, so our after sales service can intervene worldwide. Thanks to our global network a BENETEAU boater can find the best possible assistance wherever he is boating.

Tennessee law requires that all mechanically powered vessels (including federally documented recreational vessels) and all sailboats which are principally used in Tennessee must be registered. (Boats are not titled in Tennessee.) Mechanical propulsion includes electric trolling motors but does not include boats powered only by oars or paddles. Boats that require registration must be properly registered before using them on any public water in Tennessee.

Boats with current registration in other states may use Tennessee waters unless Tennessee has become their state of principal use. Exception: Sailboats brought into Tennessee by persons from states that do not require the numbering of sailboats are exempt from registration provided that Tennessee is not the state of principal use. State of principal use means the state on whose waters a vessel is used or to be used most, whether moored or underway, during a calendar year.

Persons who wish to register a boat must complete a certified Application for Boat Certificate of Number, acquired through a Tennessee county clerk's office or from the dealer that sold you the boat. This will include a yellow temporary registration that is valid for 60 days from the date of certification to allow for processing.

To begin you will need to locate your TWRA Customer Profile. You will need your date of birth, last name, and a second form of identification (TWRA Number, Last 4 of SSN or DL Number) so the system can check for an existing account. If you have never had a boat registered or hunting/fishing license in Tennessee you will not have a profile and can start by creating an account. An email address and phone number are required to complete any online transaction.

Renewals can be done online. You may also renew instantly by going to any business that sells TWRA hunting and fishing licenses or any of the TWRA Regional Offices in Jackson, Nashville, Crossville, or Morristown. You must have the boat registration TN number and the license agent will ask for your last name, date of birth, and last 4 of your SSN. You will receive a temporary registration which will allow you to operate your boat until your new decals and registration card arrive by mail, in about 2 weeks.

When you sign up for vessel auto-renew, the auto-renew job will add an additional year to the vessel registration every year. Example: If you register your vessel for 3 years on March 1, 2017, the auto-renew will add an additional year to your registration on March 1, 2018. This keeps your registration at the maximum selected term at all times. If you sell your boat or no longer wish to be enrolled in the auto-renew program, you may opt out of the auto-renew process at any time. You will receive an email 10 days prior to the auto-renew process, so please make sure your email address is up to date on your TWRA Customer Profile.

The Hull Identification Number (HIN) is a 12-character serial number that uniquely identifies a boat and is formatted according to US Coast Guard standards. The HIN is similar to the VIN on a car. Vessels manufactured or imported before 1973 are EXEMPT because they often do not have a HIN. All boats manufactured or imported after 1972, must have a HIN, and this HIN must be identified during the boat registration process. HIN numbers are typically located: 041b061a72


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