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Preparing for a Boat Show

Last updated 3 years ago

Whether you’re looking to buy your first boat or you’re a veteran on the water, there’s something about boat show season that gets you excited for the first launch day in the spring. If you are an aspiring boat owner, a boat show is a great place to find a new powerboat or sailboat at an unbelievable price. Boat shows also offer opportunities for veteran boaters to purchase accessories or attend special seminars and demonstrations.

Be Prepared
Before attending the show, determine how much money you have to spend on a boat and what type of boat you are after. Do you want a sail boat or a motor boat? Will you use it in the ocean or on the lake? Knowing which type of boat you want to purchase will also help you consider the type of additional costs after the initial purchase. Insurance, registration, fuel and repairs are just a few of the many added costs a boat owner will incur.

Ask the Right Questions
If you are concerned with the upfront costs of purchasing a boat, you may want to look into what financing options are available. Look into finance rates from your local bank to see how they may be able to help with the cost of purchasing a new boat. Some boat dealers may offer financing as well, so knowing what your financial institution has to offer will help you compare the best deal for your situation. You should also determine the expected life of the boat you are considering. If you do require financing, make sure it does not exceed the expected life span of the boat. Before falling in love with a boat offered by a dealer, make sure the boat will cover your wants and needs.  Find out what extras are included in the price and what other items you will need to purchase.

Research Exhibitors Ahead of Time
Visit the boat show’s website to educate yourself on the various boat dealers and manufacturers who will be in attendance. This can help you choose which booths you’d like to visit and which exhibitors you’re most interested in meeting.

Moose Landing Marina is proud to be at the 2014 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show. The New England Boat Show will be held February 22-March 2 in Boston, MA. If you can’t wait until then to buy a new boat, contact us today or visit our website to browse our selection of new and used boats online. If you have questions, call us at (888) 379-8265.

 

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