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BoatU.S. launches used-boat e-magazine

When money is tight, more boat buyers look for value in the used boat market. To tap into that increasing interest in the used market, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) launched a new bi-monthly Internet magazine called Used Boat Watch. The digital magazine is free to all BoatU.S. members.

Leading the launch is PowerBoat Guide Editor Ed McKnew, who in partnership with the 600,000-member boat owners organization, edits the e-publication focusing on late model powerboats. Much like a traditional buyer's guide with pictures, cabin layouts, and retail high-low values, Used Boat Watch provides BoatU.S. members with side-by-side reviews of popular powerboat models going back to the 1980s.

With articles like "Top-selling Sea Rays Always in Demand," and "20 Time-Tested Motoryachts from the 1980s," each issue of Used Boat Watch will appeal to current boat owners, perspective boat buyers, marine industry professionals, and boating enthusiasts everywhere.

"I know that with Ed's expertise, Used Boat Watch will be a credible source of information for our members, says BoatU.S. president Nancy Michelman. He's an authority on the subject of used powerboats and his reputation in this industry is well known."

McKnew continues to edit the annual PowerBoat Guide — often called the "Yacht Broker's Bible" — now in its 20th year.