No matter what your favorite water recreation sport is, whether it’s fishing, cruising or just lying out in the sun, your boat is crucial. We all have our own dream boats, but sometimes when our budgets are tight, we aren’t able to buy the newest and biggest boat on the market. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck.
There is quite a variety of used boats on the market that are in great shape for half the price of new boats or sometimes lower. Purchasing a used boat is often times a better deal that buying new.
When you buy used, you avoid the depreciation of the first few years. The cost per foot of a used boat is less than cost per foot of a new boat.
Generally a used boat already has been “debugged”, so the previous owner already dealt with any problems that come with a new boat. However, it’s good to be safe! Before making a purchase, check that the engine is in good shape; it is the most important component of the boat. Bring it to a professional to check before you make any decisions- otherwise you may end up paying more after you’ve purchased it.
When considering purchasing a boat, ask the seller how long the boat owned for and why it’s up for sale. The owner should have a repair and maintenance record that they can give you as well. That way you know what original or basic equipment has been replaced with newer parts. You may end up getting additional accessories like a trailer. Even smaller items like life jackets, chair cushions, or flares, will save you hundreds if not thousands.
Stop in to Bald Knob Marina and take a look at our selection of boats, parts and accessories. You’ll also find our gas dock and slips with picnic area. If you have any questions, please contact us today.