While the Kelley Blue Book offers a price guide for cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft, the company's official website indicates they do not offer a guide for boats; however, several other companies, including the National Automotive Dealer's Association, offer price guides some people mistakenly call the Blue Book price. Neither NADA nor the other companies offering boat values have any relation to the Kelley organization.Know More
Leslie Kelley founded the Kelley Car Company in1918. Kelley and his brother Buster published their first Blue Book in 1926, and it quickly became the standard guide to determine the value of a vehicle. The company changed its name to the Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc., the same year it published this book. While it remained a car dealership for several years, by the 1960s it was a specialty publisher, producing annual automobile price guides.
Kelley Blue Book began a website in 1996. AutoTrader.com bought the company in 2010 and operates it as a subsidiary, as of 2014.
NADA guides cover powerboats, sailboats, boat trailers, outboard motors and personal watercraft. Financial institutions, government agencies and insurance agencies depend on its used car guides and other publications. Like Kelley Blue Book, NADA provides paper publications and information on the Internet.Learn more about Buying & Selling
Kelley Blue Book has ceased publication of information for travel trailers and RVs. Values for cars, trucks, motorcycles, personal watercraft and snowmobiles are still published by KBB.Full Answer >
Entering the year of manufacture and specific model into the Kelley Blue Book online database calculates the Kelley Blue Book value of popular Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Kelley Blue Book provides comprehensive price information about Harley-Davidson motorcycle models produced since 1960.Full Answer >
To use Kelley Blue Book, first navigate to its official website on Kbb.com, according to DMV.org. Select the option to check the price for new and used cars on the left side of the home page. Enter the car's information or browse vehicles to search for the car.Full Answer >
The Kelley Blue Book for boats can be found under the Kelley Blue Book website, listed under "Personal Watercraft Values," then "Personal Watercraft." Consumers can use the information to calculate the value of a new or used boat depending on the boat's features.Full Answer >