Try this checklist for yourself and then pass it along to friends. It takes much of the guesswork out of boat shopping. This was not intended to take the place of a qualitative survey, it’s merely a quantitive check on what’s there and what’s not. The format allows someone to simply circle items and answers as needed, so it’s relatively simple and quick to use. Pair this with the other free boat-buying guide, The Right Boat Formula, and take the stress out of buying your next boat.