You can be sure of a boat’s builder when you walk into a boat shop or dealership.

This guide covers the key questions you should ask when you visit the shop.

1.

What is the name of the company?

2.

What do I need to know about the boat maker?

3.

How much does it cost?

4.

Is it available for hire?

5.

Does it offer insurance?

6.

What type of insurance does the boat manufacturer offer?

7.

What types of boat and sailboat are available?

8.

Is there a boat repair shop in the area?

9.

Is the company licensed to sell boats in this area?

10.

Is their website open?

11.

What are the warranties?

12.

Is they in a city?

13.

What size boats do they sell?

14.

Do they ship from a location that is closer to where I live?

15.

How do I check the status of a sale?

16.

Can I get quotes?

17.

What if I have a question about a boat?

18.

What information does the company provide about the products it makes?

19.

Can you call or e-mail them?

20.

What kind of warranty does the manufacturer provide?

21.

Is this a licensed boat dealer?

22.

What kinds of insurance do the boat dealers offer?

23.

What about warranties and service contracts?

24.

Can the company inspect my boat?

25.

What other information do I want to know?

What are some common boat topics you may find helpful?

1.

The name of a company 2.

Is that a registered boat dealer in this county?

3/4.

Do I need an appointment with the company to purchase my boat or can I get an estimate?

4/5.

What insurance do they offer?

5/6.

Is your boat covered under a boat insurance policy?

6/7.

Can they offer boat repair services?

7/8.

Is warranty and service coverage available?

What is covered?

What types are available for purchase?

8/9.

What warranty and warranty service does the dealership offer?

9/10.

Do you have a boat inspection report?

Is the inspection report current?

Is it updated?

Is there anything that can be done to ensure that the report is accurate?

10/11.

What does this boat do?

Is this the boat that was shown to me?

What does the rating mean?

11/12.

What happens if I need a repair or replacement?

What type is it?

12/13.

How long does it take to get a replacement?

Can I have it repaired?

13/14.

Does the warranty and repair service include a shipping estimate?

14/15.

Does this boat have a life insurance policy in place?

What kind?

What happens to the life insurance if you lose your boat?

15/16.

Is a warranty available?

Does the boat have any extra warranties?

16/17.

Does their warranty cover my insurance?

17/18.

Can an insurance company purchase a boat and ship it?

18/19.

What should I do if I think there’s something wrong with the boat?

19/20.

Does my insurance cover insurance claims?

What about claims that aren’t covered?

1/21.

What warranties does the dealer offer?

2/22.

Do the boats have any life insurance?

3 and 4/23.

What sorts of warranties do they have?

5, 6, and 7/24.

What policies do they cover?

8 and 9/25.

What sort of warranty do they provide?

10 and 11/26.

What else should I look for?

13, 14, and 15/27.

Can a warranty be purchased for this boat?

14 and 15 and 16/28.

Can boat and boat service be arranged?

17, 18, and 19/29.

How does the warranty work?

20 and 21/30.

Can insurance companies provide insurance?

What should be done if I don’t have a problem?

22, 23, and 24/30 and 25/31.

What can I expect to pay out of pocket for repairs?

26/31 and 27/01.

What options are available to get coverage?

28/01 and 29/02.

How can I find out if a policy is available?

30/02 and 31/03.

What to do if my warranty has lapsed, but I have still had a problem with the same boat?

What if my insurance company has already cancelled their policy?