Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the BROKER EDITION PowerBoat Guide and the standard PowerBoat Guide?

Designed for marine professionals, the 2-volume BROKER EDITION covers over 2,200 popular models going back to the late 1970s. The standard single-volume PowerBoat Guide (published annually since 1989) features just over 1,200 production models going back to the late 1990s.

Are prices provided for every boat in the PowerBoat Guide?

No. Both the standard PowerBoat Guide and the BROKER EDITION PowerBoat Guide include resale values for popular models built after the year 2000. Prices are not provided for models manufactured prior to 2000, and they are not provided for limited production models built after 2000.

How can I copy a page from the PowerBoat Guide PDF and send it as an email attachment?

Go to the boat page you want to copy. In the Menu bar at the top left of the screen, select "Edit" and then select "Take a Snapshot" from the drop-down list. The curser turns into a crosshair. Drag across the page and release the mouse. The image is now copied. You can then paste it into your document. (Note: Be sure you are using the latest version of Adobe Reader.)

What factors determine whether a particular model is featured in the PowerBoat Guide?

The primary consideration is sales popularity. That said, there are many models that did fairly well in the market but are not included. Because of space and time considerations we are limited in the number of boats we're able to cover each year.

Why is the PowerBoat Guide no longer available on CD-ROM?

Many new computers, both Macs and PCs, have eliminated optical drives in their newest laptop designs. Like the floppy disc of years ago, CDs are being replaced these days by more versatile (and larger capacity) storage devices such as SD cards and USB drives. Going forward, the PDF version of the PowerBoat Guide will be offered as a download only.

How can I install the PowerBoat Guide PDF file on my iPad?

To transfer the PowerBoat Guide PDF to your iPad you must first download the file directly to your computer. Click here to view the instructions to copy it over to your iPad.

Why are there no high-performance boats in the PowerBoat Guide?

Because we have no experience with the market for go-fast boats. That s a highly specialized niche business and well beyond our industry experience.

How are brokers and surveyors selected for inclusion in the Broker/Dealer Directory and Marine Surveyor Directory?

The yacht brokers, dealers and marine surveyors whose names are featured in the PowerBoat Guide's Broker and Surveyor Directories are customers to whom we provide a directory listing at no charge.

Are older editions of the PowerBoat Guide still available?

Older PowerBoat Guides can be found at Amazon.com.