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Boat Buying Basics – Online

A comprehensive guide to buying your dream boat. The class aims to empower prospective boat buyers with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the boat-buying process confidently. We’ll start with an overview of boat types, their purposes, and common terminology used in the boating world. Then, we’ll guide you through identifying your boating needs, goals, and preferences. Advice and explanations will be given on the topics of conducting research, boat inspections, estimating ownership costs, and successful purchasing, as well as essential tips for boat ownership and maintenance.

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time boat buyer, this course is designed to demystify the complexities of purchasing a boat, ensuring you make informed decisions and set sail on your maritime adventure with confidence.

Course Details:

Jan 23–24, March 5–6, April 30–May 1, Sept 24–25
6:30–8 PM | Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Platform: Online; a Zoom link is provided one week before class
  • Teaching style: This class consists of a presentation followed by interactive discussions and a Q&A session.
  • Duration: Two consecutive evenings (1.5 hours each session)
  • Materials: Supplementary materials and resources will be provided for further reading and reference.
  • Registration: Sign up online at
  • Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member
  • Notes: Please watch for the Zoom link to be sent via email one week before class. This class has a four-person minimum. 

Adult Classes / Navigation & Maritime Skills Classes



Mar 05 2024


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 05 2024
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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