With air temperatures below freezing and water temperatures not much warmer than that, winter is not the best time to take a boat out on the water in Maine. It is, however, the time to admire, explore, and bid on the hottest vessels being showcased at boat shows throughout the region and across the country. Regardless of whether you are gearing up to visit your first boat show or you are a boat enthusiast who attends half a dozen shows annually, the following advice can help you make the most out of your boat show experience.
Before you attend a boat show, find out as much information as possible about the products that will be on display. To make the most of your time at the show, schedule a rough plan of the vendors you wish to visit. If you are thinking about buying a boat at the show, then it is especially important to do your research beforehand so that you know you are getting a good deal before you acquire the vessel’s title and registration.
Look Far and Wide
Unless you know exactly what type of vessel you are are looking for, check out every type of boat that interests you. While this may seem daunting at first, it should help you feel good about the narrowed-down list of choices you have by the time you leave the boat show.
Make Contact with Dealers
Even if you really want to purchase a new boat this winter or upcoming spring, there is no need to leave the next boat show you attend with a new boat in your name. More important is laying the groundwork for your boat purchase by making contact with dealers. If a dealer makes a good impression on you and you like the boats in their inventory, be sure to get a business card.
For prospective boat owners who are serious about investing in watercraft, winter boat shows are a great place to lay pre-sale foundations. By purchasing a boat today rather than several months from now, you will have ample time to prepare it for the boating season. You will also be able to take advantage of some exceptional off-season deals. To work with a dealer who sells some of the hottest new boats and vessels from renowned boat manufacturers, call Yarmouth Boat Yard in Maine at (877) 401-3461.