What Is the best time and way to buy a boat? it is a new boat that you are after or an old one, the timing of buying the boat can be pretty important. When the economy is doing well, you can buy the boat whenever you really want and the boats are selling like hotcakes. This is has led to a scarcity that the recession of 2009 – 2013 brought on. Though they are old and are being offered at lower prices, they are still not available in a lot of numbers.
Even though this is not the case with older boats that look unusual boats, because they are available in much lower prices, you will have to be ready to spend significant time in the old boat. You will have to remember that even though these boats are being sold at entry level prices you cannot buy a project that is much bigger than the time that you can spend. If you find yourself spending way too much time and budget on the boat than you expected then this might not be the project for you.
The season of the boats
However, what you need to really be careful about is the impending weather. This is the time that will determine how small the project should be and what time you need to buy it. If you buy during the season when the sea is the stormiest, than not only can’t you work on the project but you cannot even sail it once it is completed.
In boating areas which are seasonal, the boats come out of the water once the snow is shed. This is the spring and early summer time, which is the typical high season for sales of boats. This is because a lot of people, to escape the heat of the summer, decided to go on boating trips. You can also make a new boat during the fall where the dealers usually cover the cost of winter storage so that when the spring roll around your boat will be the first thing to be launched and you will be able to enjoy the cool breeze as you cruise around during the season. The dealers’ desperation save on storage costs will have them sell you the boat at a significantly lower price than other seasons.
Another dynamic is that the purchase of the new boat will heat up in the fall when the winters are about to descend. This is to escape the woes of the winter and go to a warmer weather in the south. If you are someone who likes participating in boat shows then you know full well that the main season to buy a boat is during the winter season. This when boaters from all over the world and exhibitors come to the country to show off their most prized possession. This is where you can get the best deals when it comes to price, size, and style.
Buying the boat
The first rule of thumb is that you do not take the first boat that you see. You need to shop around, even if locally. You will spend a lot time using your boat so make sure to take your time. This will allow you to compare prices and models. This way you can come across dealers that you can make lifelong friendship with. This way the next time you are trying to make any other purchases the dealer can hook you up with the best.
You need to have a good broker, especially if you are considering an expensive deal. The broker has a huge body of knowledge that will help you during the process and they have the understanding of the make of the model of the boats so they will be able to guide you whether you are making the right choice.