Find cheap pontoon boats for sale by visiting sites such as BoatTrader.com, eBay.com, iBoats.com and Craigslist.org and searching for older used boats or those in need of minor repairs. These sites also contain tools for setting a maximum price, which helps buyers stay within budget.
Buying an older used or damaged pontoon boat can save money in the long run because most sellers price these boats low in order to sell them more quickly. Buyers should look for issues such as torn furniture or outboard engine issues, as these are easy to fix. Other issues, such as a rusted hull or cracked logs, take more work but in some cases are worth it based on the value of the boat if it is in good condition.