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Debunking Boat Ownership Myths

Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:35AM

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The ancient world is known for its plethora of myths, encompassing everything from behemoth sea creatures to the fabled city of Atlantis.

Of course, the 21st century isn’t without its own share of myths… especially when it comes to boat ownership!

If you’re considering purchasing a Monterey of your own, you deserve to have facts on your side! Take a look at today’s blog to see a few of the most common myths about boat ownership, debunked.

A boat is too expensive

Let’s address this myth first… since it’s probably the most prevalent for those on the fence about boat ownership!

While your boat is definitely an investment, it’s one you can feel good about making when you’re equipped with the right tools! Our online quote tool, for example, gives you an idea of what you can expect to pay for the boat of your dreams.

Secondly, this myth doesn’t quite account for the wide variation of boat types, sizes, and models. The figure you’ve been bouncing around in your head could be an entirely different type of boat—a yacht, for example—when you might be much happier with a more compact sport or

fishing boat. There’s a model and price point for every kind of boater, and you owe it to yourself to find one that works for you!

I won’t have a place to put it

You can live on a rural plain or a Manhattan skyscraper… either way, there’s a place for you and your boat! While garage storage makes sense for many, local marinas provide a welcome alternative for those who are pinched for space. When searching for a marina, be sure to “shop around” for the perfect spot. Busier hot spots might seem overly expensive, but a marina up or down the shore could offer the same services for much less.

There will be many hidden costs

When you purchase a new Monterey—specifically, one you build yourself—you won’t need to worry about hidden costs beyond regular maintenance. In fact, we’re committed to giving you a clear financial picture at every step of the way… so as you play around with features and optional additions to your boat online, you’ll see the price change in real time.

We think informed boaters make the best boat owners, so don’t hesitate to ask about further financial information!

I’m not the boating type

Tanned, carefree, and always dressed in palm prints might describe one type of boater… but not all of them! In fact, we’d venture that anyone with a sense of adventure and a love of the water classifies as a true boater. Don’t let your preconceptions about what the boating lifestyle looks like keep you from making it all your own.

I won’t use it enough

Maybe you’re worried that you don’t live close enough to an ocean, or that you won’t make enough time for the on-the-water fun to warrant a boat of your own.

Don’t worry if you can’t see the ocean from your house… or even the road to the beach. While about 40 percent of Americans do indeed live by the shore, so much of the remaining 60 live near

lakes, ponds, and rivers that are just as worthy of family fishing trips and water sports excursions. They boast a charming local character you might not even know about without your boat!

As far as boating itself goes, don’t worry about neglecting your Monterey. As so many new owners discover, your boat will soon become a go-to part of your family: a natural plan for weekends, staycations, holidays, or just-because excursions. And you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn’t want to tag along!

Want to know more? We want to help! Browse through our website, or better yet visit a local Monterey dealer to learn about taking those exciting next steps toward a boat of your own.

 

 


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