About WilmingtonBoats

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WilmingtonBoats is Wilmington North Carolina’s premier boating source.  Like you, we love boats and all things boat related.  Our goal is to provide Wilmington with the best boating resources available.  From local boat dealer listings and marinas to fishing reports, tides and classifieds, we aim to have it all.

Are you looking for a used boat in Wilmington or do you have a boat to sell? Visit our new classifieds page and find local boats for sale. Boat Trader and Craigslist boats have been the standard for buying and selling used boats for years.  We all know how quickly your listing gets buried and how many scammers blast your email box.  We hope to improve the for sale by owner, boat trading experience by keeping it local.  We welcome private sellers and Wilmington boat dealers to post boats for sale to our classifieds page.

North Carolina is one of the top ten states for recreational boating activity; we have some fantastic local Boat Dealers in Wilmington representing many of the top boat brands in the industry. If you are are looking for a new boat, check out our local Boat Dealer Listings and browse their inventory. You’ll find everything from skiffs to yachts.

If you are thinking of becoming a boat owner, make sure you visit our boat glossary to help narrow down your search for the perfect fit. We are compiling a bit of information to help you decide what kind of boat you [want] need. Start your homework here.

If you are new to boating or you’re looking for a refresher course, you can find some great educational resources on our boating safety page. BoatU.S. Foundation, Power Squadron and the USCG Auxiliary offer some great boater safety courses.

WilmingtonBoats is new and is regularly being updated as we dial in the site.  We have a lot to live up to as Wilmington’s premier boating source!  We welcome your suggestions, If there is something you would like to see, let us know – [email protected]

Check out our Instagram.  Post your boating pictures, show us your ride and tag us #wilmingtonboats. We love to see folks having fun on the water.  Let ‘em know you’re out there Wilmington!

If you made it this far down the page, you probably want to know our story. It’s pretty simple really; the love of boats, fishing and the water.

WilmingtonBoats came about while browsing the web, drooling over some of our favorite rides. One can only have so many boats – but it’s always fun to look. Anyway, scrolling through Craigslist and Boat Trader ads we thought, “what if this was local?”. Perhaps we can create a place where people in and around Wilmington could buy and sell boats with less hassle, spam and scam. We decided to create a place to do just that.

Deciding to build a local boating classifieds website turned out to be just the beginning. WilmingtonBoats needed to be the premier boating source for the Wilmington area. We began curating boating resources on one easy to navigate platform and we’re still at it. We hope you find what you are looking for.

-For the love of boats… and bourbon

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