As summer has drawn to a close and we reflect fondly on the sunny afternoons and endless days spend out on the water, it can feel like you’re saying “goodbye” to your boat for the fall. And while many cold climate boaters will have to start winterizing in the coming weeks, there’s one thing no one has to say farewell to: great deals on the models you’ve been dreaming of.
Why are the fall and winter seasons great times to buy? We’ll be exploring a few reasons in today’s blog.
It’s widely accepted that fall and winter—the boating “off season”—are great seasons to buy a boat. This is because there is typically a much lower demand for models during this time of the year. Because new boaters often wait until the early spring to start the shopping process, the main purchases you see during the fall are boaters who 1) are already familiar with the ins and outs of boating and want to upgrade or 2) are willing to wait a few months to enjoy their new boat (i.e. by keeping it in storage) if it means getting a great deal. If you fall into one of these two categories, a fall boat purchase may be right for you!
Buying a boat in the fall months comes with the leisure of time. You’re not in a rush to find the perfect model (if you don’t already have one in mind) because it might be a few months before you actually get to cruise out, anyway. So fall and winter boat shopping allows you to visit all the boat shows, do some research into prices, and of course—have fun along the way! A boat is a big purchase, so don’t feel the need to rush into one. If you’re planning on buying a model in the near future, use the next couple of weeks to decide what you want in a boat and what your options are.
Finally, buying a boat during the fall or winter is convenient—plain and simple. If you’re the type of person who likes to take care of major tasks as soon as they appear so you don’t have to worry about them later on, a boat purchase in the off season likely makes perfect sense to you! By the time the spring season rolls around, your boat will be ready to hit the water… no last minute worrying about repairs or deciding on the perfect paint job. Take care of these details now so you can really enjoy your boat when it’s time to do so.
Are you ready to buy a boat this season? We can help you find the model that best suits your needs—at a price you can appreciate! Take a look at our site’s online Build and Price feature to design your own, or visit one of the several upcoming boat shows we’ll be at. These shows are a great place to take a look at what we have to offer, and of course to network with other boaters like yourself.