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Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Boat
Embark on the ultimate maritime adventure with our sailboat and catamaran dealership, where dreams of finding the perfect vessel come true.
Discover a world of possibilities as you navigate through our extensive selection, meticulously curated to cater to every sailor’s desires. Whether you crave the stability of a catamaran or the classic charm of a sailboat, our expert team is dedicated to helping you find your dream boat.
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At our sailboat and catamaran dealership, we understand the importance of working with the right broker to make your maritime dreams a reality.
Our dedicated team of experienced brokers is committed to providing personalized guidance, ensuring you navigate the purchasing process seamlessly. With our expertise, you can confidently explore our wide range of vessels.
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Peace Of Mind
Experience unparalleled peace of mind after purchasing your dream boat at our dealership, knowing that McNally offers comprehensive support beyond the sale. Our expert team is dedicated to ensuring your sailing journey is smooth and enjoyable.
From personalized sailing lessons to helping you find the ideal storage solution, arranging upkeep services, and even assisting with chartering, we are committed to making your maritime adventure as effortless and delightful as possible.
The McNally Yacht Buying Experience
Why buy from McNally Yacht Sales? I have over 45 yrs of sailing and instructing people how to sail. Including 25 yrs of buying and selling sailboats. If you purchase from me I will teach you and your spouse to sail as part of the purchase! If you’re already a sailor maybe you’re not familiar with In-mast furling or it could be another function that is new to you.
I’ll make sure when you sail off you feel perfectly comfortable with any new items you were not familiar with. Why is that important? Because that’s all I’ve done for 25 yrs. Think I know something about sailboats? You’re Right!
How To Buy a Boat
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I consider before buying a boat?
What kind of sailing will I do? Short trips, Long trips, fishing, Live aboard. What are the most important features do I want? Costs and where
Where can I find boats for sale?
Yacht World, Boat Trader, Boats.com, Ask McNally Yacht Sales Broker
How do I determine the right boat size for my needs?
Go look at boats, boat shows, Talk to McNally Yacht Sales Broker
What’s the difference between new and used boats?
New boats have warranty, no need for survey. Used boats are less money, sometimes many features and extras equipped.
Do I need a boat survey before purchasing?
Yes, specifically look for sailboat experienced surveyor, if powerboat
you will also want a engine surveyor.
What financing options are available for buying a boat?
5 – 10 – 15 year, Easy to find. Our go to guy is Grant at Lending Associates
What maintenance costs should I expect when owning a boat?
Bottom paint evey 2-3 years, diver cleaning bottom monthly or bye monthly, detailing at least once a month, wax 1 per year.
Are there any legal requirements or documentation for boat ownership?
Yes, State registration, you can get US Coast Guard documented good
for in and out of country.
Can I test drive or inspect a boat before buying it?
Yes sometimes we have special open house events to sail new boats, used boats you do a survey and se trial before you have to commit. Sometimes special events to sail used boats too!
What is the warranty and after-sales support for a boat purchase?
New boat manufactures have warranty 5-7 years, and engines and other equipment have 2-5 year warranties. After sales is our number on priority for all our customers before, during and after the buying process. Sail training, systems training, delivery services, maintenance programs, vender referrals, and consulting for trouble shooting problems.
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See What Fellow New Boat Owners are Saying About Our Yachts for Sale Services
I wanted to thank you for the remarkable support and expertise you provided throughout the
entire selling process of my sailboat. Your attention to detail, great negotiating skills, and personalized service made me feel confident in getting my boat sold.
Teddy & Julie
Julie and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your unwavering support and dedication throughout our journey of buying a yacht. Your expertise and commitment to ensuring we found the perfect vessel for our needs were truly remarkable. We are now the proud owner of our dream catamaran, and I have McNally Yacht Sales to thank for it. Here’s to many memorable voyages ahead!
Ellison Premier Marine Service and McNally Yacht Sales has great customer service, maintenance and sales support. I moved my cruiser from Illinois to Florida in 2016 and Scott Ellison serviced my cruiser for 6 years. Scott and his team continually exceeded my expectations maintaining my boat. I would highly recommend using Ellison Premier Marine Service and McNally Yacht Sales for maintaining and/or selling your boat.