How much does a boat cost?

Are you going to buy a boat for the first time? That is a wonderful prospect! However, it is important to find out in advance how much you will have to spend each year on things like maintenance and insurance. That way you will be well prepared when you take to the water.
To take into account: how much does a boat cost?
  • Boat insurance. It is wise to take out insurance for your boat, although this is not compulsory in the Netherlands. Then you can go out on the water with an easy mind. Wherever you sail. You choose how extensively you insure your boat. Get good advice and choose the insurance that suits you best.
  • Boat mooring costs. In addition to the costs of insurance, you also have to pay berthing fees. Do you want to know how much these are? Ask the marinas in Central Limburg about this. Do you not use your boat in the winter? Then you also pay for the stay in the dry dock.
  • Boat maintenance and fuel costs. You also need to take into account regular maintenance and fuel costs. These depend on the type of boat you buy.
  • Unforeseen costs boat. Finally, it is good to include unforeseen costs in your budget. That way you avoid unpleasant surprises.
Overview of your costs
Unfortunately there is no exact formula to calculate the annual costs. How much you pay each year depends, among other things, on the type of boat, how often you sail it and how well you maintain it. But on average, annual costs are 10% of the purchase price. To find out if this is true for you, add up your costs. This may take some time, but it ensures that you don't have to worry about anything while sailing. Well, that is enjoyment!

The six certainties of BestBoats! Best arranged.

BestBoats knows how to combine personal service with a unique and successful sales approach and exclusive service. Discover the six certainties of BestBoats. 

A personal welcome

Our enthusiasm, our team spirit, our openness and foremost our hospitality come first. Your wishes are our starting point. 


A unique sales strategy

We think along with you. This always results in a professional sales approach with attention to the best price-quality ratio. Personal customisation with a quick and well-organised sale as a result! And all that based on the 'no cure, no pay' principle. 

Exclusive service

A deal is a deal! We offer a reliable service with an eye for detail. We really think of everything. We unburden you and arrange a smooth sale. 


With over 25 years of experience and knowledge, we know the market and we know what moves you to buy or sell your yacht. Our team of professionals follows the developments in the market closely. The team regularly takes further training. We are EMCI certified. 

Convenience and no worries

We support you from beginning to end with buying and selling your yacht. This includes preparing your yacht for sale, the purchase inspection, the insurance and the transport over water and land. All administrative and contractual actions will also be taken care of to perfection.

Unique sales harbour

And… Our uniquely located luxurious sales harbour and boat showroom is located in a very special place on Boulevard Nautique in the middle of Roermond, close to the Designer Outlet Roermond. Within walking distance of the historic city centre of this ancient Hanseatic city. A visit to our harbour is therefore also a lovely day out!

Contact Team Bestboats

We have become an important player in yacht brokerage in Europe. This is not surprising considering our more than 25 years of experience in the purchase and sale of used and new yachts. Founder and owner Arie Drenth and our entire team know how to constantly adapt their approach to changing market conditions and the unprecedented opportunities of the internet. And we continue to improve our service.