Boat owners can get boat appraisals by contacting a local surveyor or appraiser who specializes in marine equipment to determine the boat's value. Appraisers can provide the value of the boat by assessing the boat's interior and exterior condition, age and engine.
Marine and boat shops can provide referrals for local individuals who serve as boat appraisers. Many real estate appraisers also specialize in marine equipment, such as personal watercraft; speed, sport and ski boats; and commercial fishing boats. Boat owners can also research the approximate value of the boat online on websites that offer a "blue book" value to determine how to price the watercraft if interested in selling.