The NADA Guide for boats includes pricing and values for power boats, sailboats, personal watercraft, outboard motors and boat trailers. The site also offers information on boat insurance, financing and boat history reports.
The first step in finding the value of a boat or watercraft with NADA Guides is to select the type of boat. The site allows users to search either by manufacturer or boat type. When the user selects a manufacturer, drop-downs appear for the year and the type of boat. A complete list of boats from the manufacturer appears below. If the user first selects a type of boat, only manufacturers that make that type of boat appear.
The user clicks on a specific model in the list to get a value on the boat. A list of optional features appears with check boxes in front of each one. The user clicks the features on the specific boat to get an accurate value.
The summary page shows the suggested list price, low retail value and average retail value. The suggested list price is the suggested manufacturer's price for the boat in new condition. The low retail value is the price a buyer might pay for the model in poor condition. The average retail price is the expected price to purchase the model in good condition.