Tips For Choosing The Perfect Boat

October 8, 2015 - 2 min read

Have you been thinking about purchasing a boat recently? Then check out these tips on how to choose the perfect boat for you!

Know What You Need

Whether it’s for family ski adventures or solo fishing trips, everyone wants to own a boat for different reasons.  The first thing you need to do is establish what you will be using the boat for, how many passengers you’ll need to accommodate and what your budget is. Once you’ve established the prerequisites for your future boat, you can than choose what boat type you require with greater ease.

Selecting The Right Type

From cabin cruisers and catamarans right through to inflatable dinghys and bowriders, boats come in all shapes and sizes, each with their unique looks and functionalities. For a more in-depth look into the specifications of each boating type, check out this guide. If you’re still unsure what type best suits your needs, talk to one of your local Northern Rivers boat sales professionals and they can assist.

Get A Warranty

Every buyers’ worst nightmare is investing in a boat that breaks down whenever you decide to use it. While it’s impossible to tell whether your new boat will be a gem or a glorified piece of driftwood, a warranty can help put your mind at ease. Warranties are valuable and should be a key selling point when you’re looking to buy.  It’s important you know exactly what your warranty covers (engine, hull, components, accessories, service, etc), as pleading ignorance will not help get your money back!

Water Test

Before you part with your hard-earned cash, you should always give the boat a test drive. While it may look beautiful and have all the features you want, if you have a gut feeling that something doesn’t feel right after the water test (or vice versa), trust your instinct!

Choose The Right Dealer

When you arrive at the dealership, remember that you can never ask too many questions. Let the dealer know exactly what you’re looking for in a boat and they’ll use their expert knowledge to help you out.

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