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Your Holiday Boat Shopping Guide

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Nov 26, 2018
Updated On Jun 03, 2020

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rush of holiday sales events. If "This is the best Christmas ever!" is what you want to hear from your family, buy a new boat or yacht this holiday season. There is no greater past-time then spending the day on the water with family and friends, creating new memories. There are plenty of new and pre-owned boats available and United Yacht Sales has over 150 brokers worldwide to help you with your search.

And thanks to new tax legislation passed this year, if you meet the requirements laid out by the IRS through Section 179 then you can write-off 100% of the purchase price of your new or pre-owned yacht. While there are a few stipulations and we urge you to speak with your tax advisor, this can greatly offset the cost of your new boat. Even upgrades like electronics can be covered!

We've compiled 10 excellent options for many different boat types, brands, and price ranges. If you don't see something you like below, give our main office a call at (772) 463-3131 and we'll connect you with a local broker that will listen to your needs and do the work of researching the market and history of each potential boat.


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Pre-Owned Center-Console Boats For Sale

1. "Hard Charger" 2009 Yellowfin 42' Open Center-Console for $414,900

Hard Charger” is an extremely well-equipped and a freshly re-powered 42 Yellowfin. “Hard Charger” has been re-powered with Mercury 400R’s which makes her the only 42 Yellowfin currently available with the new 400’s. The helm was recently outfitted with the latest from Garmin which includes: a 24” centerline multifunction display, 1kW and 2kW transducers, JL speakers capable of 131dB, new Garmin 25kW open array, GOST security system and much more. She has always been indoor rack-stored with no bottom paint. Some other features include: integrated pulpit with windlass, half tower, forward seating, sun pad, outriggers and scuba tank holders to name a few. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this freshly powered machine, call United Broker Mordy Miltz today at 516-606-1282.

2. Brand-New 7 Oceans 40' Center-Console for $435,900 

3. 2016 Yellowfin 39' Center-Console for $419,900

4. 2017 Sea-Vee 37Z Center-Console for $369,000

5. 2006 Contender 36' (Re-Powered) Center-Console for $135,000

6. 2002 Intrepid 36' Cuddy Center-Console for $144,900

7. 2014 OBX 36' Center-Console for $199,900

8. 2017 Everglades 350LX Center-Console for $399,000

9. 2014 Scout 35' LXF Center-Console for $280,000

10. 2003 Jupiter Boats 33' Center-Console for $117,900


Pre-Owned Sport Fishing Yachts For Sale

1.  "Silky" 2010 Sea Force IX 92' Sport Fisherman for $5,875,000

This 2010 92' Sea Force IX is in great condition. She is a custom built yacht equipped with all the latest in technology including Mitsubishi at rest stabilization, extensive audio/visual package, electronics package installed Summer of 2016 and lots more. It has a very spacious interior, full beam master stateroom, crew quarters with its own separate entrance to engine room. She also has an enclosed flybridge that can be accessed from cockpit or salon and above that a sky bridge with all necessary equipment to navigate. This Yacht is a must see and owner is looking for offers!

2. 2006 Jim Smith 68' Custom Convertible Sportfish for $2,499,000 (watch the video)

3. 2003 Bertram 67' Convertible Sportfish for $1,100,000 (watch the video)

4. 2001 Viking Yachts 65' Enclosed Bridge Sportfish for $1,295,000

5. 1991 Monterey 65' Custom Convertible Sportfish for $1,749,000 (watch the video)

6. 2012 F&S 56' Custom Convertible Flybridge Sportfish for $1,799,999

7. 1978 Classic Monterey 53' Custom Sportfish for $569,000 (watch the video)

8. 2007 Viking Yachts 52' Open Sportfish for $874,000

9. 2008 Riviera 51' Convertible Sportfish for $848,000

10. 2013 F&S 50' Convertible Sportfish for $1,399,000


Pre-Owned Cruising Boats For Sale

1. "O Sea D" 2004 Sea Ray 680 Sun Sport for $799,500


"O Sea D" is an excellent option for the boater that likes to day cruise or spent a night or two at anchor. With three staterooms plus a crew quarters, this Sea Ray has the amenities to entertain your family and friends on extended cruises. She is powered with reliable CAT 3412 engines (oil samples available) and recently had a brand new generator installed. Also added are updated AC units and three new refrigerators. Call Jeff Beird today for more details at (305) 984-5179.

2. 2003 Sunseeker 64' Manhattan for $499,000

3. 2008 Azimut Yachts 62' Flybridge for $689,000 (watch the video)

4. 2003 Ferretti Yachts 62' for $545,000

5. 2006 Carver 560 Voyager for $549,900 (Watch the video)

6. 2001 Sunseeker 56' Predator for $419,000

7. 2008 Viking Sport Cruiser 54' Flybridge for $649,900

8. 2014 Azimut Yachts 54' Flybridge for $749,000

9. 2008 Regal 52 Sport Coupe for $424,900

10. 2013 Azimut Yachts 48' Atlantis for $529,000 (Watch the video)


Pre-Owned Luxury Motor Yachts For Sale

1. "Vision" 2003 Westport Yachts 130' Tri-Deck for $7,995,000


VISION is an impeccably maintained 130 Westport Tri-Deck that can accommodate ten in 5 luxurious staterooms, including an on-deck Master Stateroom and 4 guest staterooms. The large salon, dining room, sky lounge, and expansive deck areas ensure enjoyable cruising in comfort. With a cruising speed above 20 knots, a draft of 6.5 feet, and zero-speed stabilizers, Vision is the ideal yacht for reaching the best of the islands, and yet still capable of a generous cruising range of 3450 miles to take you anywhere you want to go. For more information, call Tim Devaney at (561) 346-5009. 

2. 2008 Custom 121' Luxury Flybridge Motor Yacht for $6,250,000

3. 2006 San Marino 88' Raised  Pilothouse Motor Yacht for $1,725,000

4. 2008 Horizon 82' Cockpit Motor Yacht for $1,995,000 (Watch the video)

5. 1995 Lazarra 76' Grand Salon Motor Yacht for $499,000

6. 2007 Leopard 75' Express Motor Yacht for $1,095,000

7. Classic 1986 Hatteras Yachts 72' Cockpit Motor Yacht for $649,000 (Watch the video)

8. 2000 Custom 72' Carolina Motor Yacht for $495,000

9. 1977 Hatteras Yachts 70' Cockpit Motor Yacht for $649,000

10. 1988 Hatteras Yachts 67' Cockpit Motor Yacht for $369,000


Pre-Owned Trawler / Long-Distance Cruising Yachts For Sale

1. "Islander" Classic 1976 Gulfstar Custom 53/60 MKII Trawler for $248,000

Beautifully restored, modernized, and fully equipped. Classic Gulfstar Trawler with cockpit extension, hard enclosed fly-bridge, fiberglass hardtop and Isinglass enclosure for rear deck. Recent Awlgrip paint, New Trac stabilizers, inverter, charger, controls, tender, electronics, sat phone, TV, and lots more. Roscioli cockpit extension, flybridge enclosure and engines in 1991. Trac Stabilizers in 2009. Boasting upgrades to all systems, all work professionally done to high standards. Islander's spectacular customized and renewed solid teak interior shows pride of ownership. The interior quality will rival that by any builder. This is a beautifully restored and updated, full displacement, long range trawler. 

2. 1996 Custom 58' North Sea Trawler for $340,000

3. 2007 Kadey-Krogen 58' Pilothouse for $1,250,000

4. 1982 Kong & Halvorsen 57' Island Gypsy for $390,000

5. 2005 Jefferson 57' Pilothouse Cruising Yacht for $429,500

6. 2011 Clipper 52' Cordova Cruising Yacht for $675,000

7. 2013 Azimut Yachts 50' Magellano for $649,000

8. 2001 Custom Carman 50 Seaflex Walkaround for $274,900

9. 2007 Integrity 496 Trawler Yacht for $499,000

10. 1982 Custom Durbeck 48' North Sea Trawler for $299,500


Pre-Owned Boats For Sale Under $500,000

1. "Syberatic" 2005 Apreamare 54' Express Cruiser for $499,900


“Syberatic” is the only Apreamare 16m currently available in the US, and she is the only one on the market with CAT power as well. Powered with 700hp C12’s, she cruises in the low 20kt range, while maintaining superior comfort and efficiency. Her layout is inviting and ample, featuring a two stateroom, two head layout, full galley, open and airy salon, huge cockpit, tremendous bow sun pad and a sliding sunroof for the helm deck. Her lapstrake hull is freshly repainted, teak-oiled and needs nothing. Call today to schedule your showing of this fine Italian yacht.

2. 2013 Sea Ray 45' Sundancer for $449,900

3. 2006 Sabre 42' Sedan for $439,900

4. 2010 Jersey Cape Devil 36' Express for $394,900

5. 2016 Pursuit 345 Offshore for $361,000

6. 2005 Nordic Tugs 39' Flybridge for $359,000

7. 2018 Formula Boats 31' PC for $314,900

8. 2006 Topaz 40' Express for $299,900

9. 2006 Sea Ray 44 Sundancer for $249,000

10. 2011 Meridian 341 Sedan Bridge for $229,000


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