NADA Guide

Published in the January 2011 Issue January 2011 Ask The Expert

Since 1972, NADAguides has been the trusted resource as the most comprehensive and market-reflective marine vehicle pricing and information available for boats, personal watercrafts, outboard motors and boat trailers dating back to the 1975 model year.

Today, the consumer website,, is relied upon just the same and provides consumers with complete pricing data, shopping tools and expertise needed for buying, selling or trading in any marine vehicle-all of which is available online for free. In addition to marine vehicles, publishes more information about more types of vehicles than any other data provider on the market including new and used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, as well as classic, collectible, exotic and special interest vehicles, boats, motorcycles, personal watercraft, ATVs, snowmobiles and manufactured housing. NADAguides is your one-stop shop for vehicle pricing and information. has a wealth of data and expertise available to consumers, including analysis of consumer buying trends, insights into changing consumer preferences and tools to make the houseboat buying/selling process easier for consumers. NADAguides tracks the number of times each product is reviewed on their site each month in order to quantify consumer research trends.

Here are some of the highlights that NADAguides has uncovered:

The 1987 Sumerset Houseboat Wide Cabin 65-14-I/O Aluminum 65-foot was the most researched houseboat of the months during April, July and August of 2010.

The most researched brand of houseboats was Catamaran Cruisers for the months of April through September 2010.

The 2000 Bennington Marine 220FS Aluminum 22' was the most researched pontoon from April through September 2010.

The most researched brand of pontoons was Godfrey Marine for the months of April through September 2010.

These statistics serve as a simple illustration of the endless amount of data and information available through the website, offering pricing and information for all boat categories including houseboats.

5 Quick Tips

Get a Price data and information can be used as a bargaining tool for trading in or purchasing a marine vehicle. With the click of a button you can research all types of houseboats, from 1975 to the current model year (2010), and obtain all the information you need to ensure you get the best purchase or trade-in price on your marine vehicle. provides pricing based on standard equipment, mileage and any other options that need to be added.

Sell It Yourself

If you have a boat you don't want to trade in, you can post your marine vehicle listing through NADAguides. NADAguides has a partnership with BoatTrader, which offers the ability to use the "sell it yourself" link in order to upload information and images for your marine vehicle and immediately have it listed in local and national listings.

Find Your Dream

NADAguides can direct you to numerous dealer locations nationwide or link you to local listings through BoatTrader. The website allows you to search for a specific model you are looking for and find available units in your area. Or, you can simply browse the inventories located at local dealers or other online listings.


In order to determine the best marine vehicle for your use, you will need to do some research. offers information that will aid you in better determining your needs.


Once you make your purchase you will need to insure your marine vehicle. offers direct links to companies that can assist with insurance needs and provide free quotes on the cost of insuring your potential marine vehicle.

To get started in researching information regarding your upcoming purchase, sale or trade-in of a marine vehicle, visit today.

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