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5 questions to ask before buying a boat

Imagine this: it’s a beautiful summer day on the water and you have all of your fishing equipment ready to go. It’s your time for peace and quiet on the water. Maybe it’s the final day of summer and you want to spend quality time with your family doing different water activities. The issue? You have to rent a boat every time you want to hit the water. So, buying a boat sounds like a good idea. 

Buying a boat is a great investment and it’s not as expensive as it sounds. Owning a boat allows you full freedom to get on the water whenever you want with no time limits or charges. Before you buy a boat, are you truly ready? 

Hysucat put together some questions to ask yourself to see if you’re ready for buying a boat.

What is the Use of the Boat?

This is the first and most important question to ask yourself. Is this boat being used for transport? Are you using it to get to the shore from your yacht? Is it for alone time or family time on the weekends? Given the large boat market, this will help you narrow done what type of boat is the best to buy.

How Often Will the Boat Be Used?

Buying a boat cannot be a spur-of-the-moment decision. You should have a good idea of how much it will be used throughout the year. If you think it will be used less than 20 times a year, you may not be ready to buy a boat.

Where Will You Dock It/Store It?

Buying a boat is only part of the process. You have to ask yourself next to where you will store it or dock it. This can be a relatively expensive monthly cost if you’re not prepared. Smaller boats can be stored in your garage but bigger ones will have to be kept at a marina. You must consider these things when buying a boat.

What Size Do You Want?

Now, you will need to consider what size boat you want. The size can be determined by how many people will be on your boat on average. If it’s only you going out most of the time, you probably don’t need something very big. 

New Boat or Pre-Owned Boat?

Buying a pre-owned boat can save you money initially, but the repairs from wear and tear can sneak up on you. If you choose to buy a used boat, make sure to have it inspected by an expert so they can point out any flaws. Buying a new boat means you can customize it how you want, you get new tech and features, and you dont have to worry about repairs. A new boat will be the safer option as well as provide a smoother ride.

Looking to Buy a Boat?

If you’re in the market for a boat, consider buying a RIB from Bering Marine. Our luxurious RIBs are built tough and rigid but also luxurious. If you want to experience a boat that can do it all, visit our contact page today. We’ll make buying a boat easier than ever.