Youre looking to buy a boat for the summer, so you and the family can explore the water. Youre thinking of buying a used boat to save a little money but you don't know anything about shopping for a boat or what questions to ask when hooking up with local boat dealers. Dont worry, there is plenty of information out here about buying used boats. You can check the internet and your local library for information that will at least get you started and headed in the right direction. The first thing you want to do when searching for boat dealers is check your local newspapers and ask around town about reputable dealers you can trust to do business with. Youre looking for dealers who have good quality used boats for good prices. You should ask about popular dealers that may deal with specific areas. You can also pull up on the internet a list of dealers in your area, so that if you can't get any referrals, then you can physically check out each one yourself, which you should do anyway. You should wait until you have three dealers that you are interested in before you decide on which one to go with. Youve found a boat that caught your eye immediately and your family is very sure that this is the one you should get.