(Huge 160 Page Guide To Buying A Used Trailerboat)

Well known boating journalist, Jeff Webster, has released a new edition of his best selling magazine, Secondhand Boat Secrets. First published in 1995, this unique publication quickly became established as the “bible” for anyone interested in buying a used power trailerboat in Australia.

Available now from leading newsagents throughout Australia (and online at, the new “Collector’s Edition” of Secondhand Boat Secrets has been completely revised, and expanded to more than 160 pages. This square back, premium quality, full colour publication contains a wealth of information about buying a used boat – information that will prove invaluable to both novice and experienced boat buyers.

With the new edition of Secondhand Boat Secrets, the author takes the reader right through the process of buying a secondhand boat - commencing with an in depth discussion about the pros and cons of buying a used boat, and concluding with a comprehensive engine re-power chapter. In between there are chapters on powered cats and trihulls, aluminium vs fibreglass boats, how to inspect the boat, motor and trailer, along with tips on how to avoid buying a “dog, lemon, or clunker.”

Complimenting the editorial based chapters are one and two page reviews on 70 of Australia’s best used trailerboats – including Webster’s pick of the all time top 10 classic trailerboats. Among this distinguished list are iconic craft like the Bertram 25 flybridge, Formula 233, Haines Hunter V19R, Savage Bluefin, SharkCat 23, and the Seafarer V-Sea 474.

Each of the boat reviews contains at least two colour photographs, tips and techniques for identifying different models, a price guide for each craft, and a time-line for when upgrades were made, or new models introduced. The detail contained within each boat review is exhaustive, confirming the author’s extensive knowledge of his subject.

Buying a used trailerboat is a tricky process, with plenty of traps and pitfalls for the inexperienced and unwary. If you’re thinking of buying a used powerboat, do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of Secondhand Boat Secrets – Collector’s Edition. You won’t regret it. The information contained in this detailed, well researched boat buyer’s guide could save you time, frustration, and money.

Priced at $11.95, Secondhand Boat Secrets – Collector’s Edition is available now at newsagents and on the internet at Copies can also be ordered direct from the publisher by sending a cheque or money order for $12.95 (includes $1.00 postage) to Jeff Webster, PO Box 344, Labrador QLD 4215. For more information, telephone (07) 5594-0898, or email