Most boaters own more than one boat in their lifetime.

Just like a car or a home, we have to upgrade and adapt as our lifestyle changes. Maybe your family is growing, your kids left for college, or you’ve realized you want to fish more and want a boat that better serves those needs. We all learn from our experiences on each boat we own to help us decide what you want for our next boat.

With summer approaching, it’s time to start thinking about if you want to upgrade your boat for the new fall season. If you’re thinking about trading up for a new boat, here’s some benefits of doing so!

Trading in Your Boat

First off, if you’re already a boat owner and plan on trading in your boat when buying a new one, you’re already making things a lot easier for yourself.

If you were to sell your boat privately, you need to decide how to price the boat, where to sell the boat, and deal with the responsibility of showing the boat to potential buyers, taking them out on a sea trial, or having a survey completed.

A boat dealership will have the resources to make your boat attractive to potential buyers and selling it with the rest of their inventory, take that responsibility from you. Plus, you have a seamless transition from your current boat to your new one by working with the boat dealer through the whole process.

All you need to do is make sure you have your title and documentation necessary to trade in the boat ready, and you can let the boat dealership handle the rest of the heavy lifting.

Benefits of Trading Up

When trading in your new boat, there are a few benefits of trading up to a new model. These include:

  • Size – Manufacturers are upgrading models to keep up with customer demands. Going bigger or smaller depending on how you operate your boat has its benefits. Larger boats tend to get more beam giving you more deck space to spread out – its not always about length overall.
  • New features – manufacturers are also constantly researching to come up with innovative features to make your boating experience more enjoyable, whether it’s in aesthetics or functionality. As with other vehicles technology is making boating easier with digital displays, systems and chartplotters. If you have an older model, you may be missing out on new and exciting features you could get out of a new boat.
  • Safety – another aspect of a new boat is safety. Newer boats have better handling features and reliability.
  • Activities – all these key qualities of new boats will allow you to enjoy more activities than ever before. You’ll be able to take longer trips, go overnighting, enjoy water sports, do hardcore fishing, and more.

Start Shopping for Your New Boat

With all these things considered, if you’re ready to trade in and upgrade your new boat for the upcoming season, it’s time to start shopping!

Evaluate what you are looking for and browse our inventory online to find the right boat that serves your needs. You can also work with our experienced sales team that can help you find the right boat within your price range that has the key features you are looking for.

Give us a call at (239) 463-4448 for more information or to set up a private boat viewing today.