Once you’ve decided that it’s the right time to purchase a new boat, you’ll be faced with another question… which one? Often, first time buyers fall in love with a certain model and want to bring that one home—but if you aren’t so sure which Monterey is right for you, you can ask yourself a set or simple questions to help you decide.
Why did you want a boat in the first place?
When you decided on buying a boat, you probably had a reason or two in mind as to why. Do you want to spend more time with family? Are you looking to be more adventurous? The answers to these questions may help you decide what model and size boat is best for you.
How many passengers do you plan on having on board?
If your main goal is to entertain family or guests on board, you should get one that accommodates a larger number of people and allows room for walking, lounging, etc. … whereas if you prefer solo time or fishing with just a few friends, a more compact model may be right for you.
How big or small do you want the boat to be?
Have you always wanted a boat you could keep in the garage while you weren’t on excursions? Be sure to shop for the boat that can accomplish this goal. The size of boat you decide on also depends on how much time you can devote to cleaning and maintenance and, of course, how much is in your budget.
What are your favorite activities?
How you spend your time on land can give you an idea of how you’d like to spend your time on water. Maybe you’re introspective and enjoy reading, meditating and relaxing—or maybe you love outdoor trips and trying new sports and activities every chance you get! Choose a boat that accommodates these activities.
What is your ideal day on the boat?
Close your eyes and imagine your ideal day or night on the water. What is it like? Are you enjoying a day of fishing with a buddy or two, or are you the host of a glamorous on board party? Or maybe you’re watching as your kids gear themselves up for an afternoon of waterskiing. Whatever you envision, it may help you to base your boat purchase off those ideas—because after all, you’re buying a boat for you! While speaking with friends and family about their own boats may help you decide what you’re interested in, be sure that the boat you decide on is purely yours.
Deciding which boat to purchase is a big task—but once all is said and done, you’re left with a boat you can enjoy on your own, with family, or with a group of friends. That’s something to look forward to! As you shop for a boat, keep in mind your vision for time spent on the water… your dream boat is just within reach, and it may not be as expensive as you think! Visit our boat models page to find what we offer today.