Everybody loves a trip on the lake or a voyage out onto the ocean. A good boat trip can bring an afternoon of relaxation and fun with friends and family. However, buying a boat is a big investment, and it’s not something you want to rush into.
A used boat dealer can either be an angel or a devil, depending on who you go to. Don’t get ripped off, and instead, be prepared so you know what to look for. Do business with someone you trust. Right now, many used boats are entering the market. This is because there was a surplus of boats being sold at the end of the 20th century and into the early 2000s. Many of these used boats still command a high market value, but that doesn’t mean you want to let yourself get cheated.
One of the first things to look for in a dealer is whether or not your given choices. Does your boat dealer give you a wide selection to choose from, or does he keep trying to push one particular boat on you? This can be a red flag. Good dealers will also be knowledgeable, so they’ll be able to provide information on model, power, lake and river models.