Wednesday, January 6, 2016

3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Boat Show Experience

For anyone that is serious about buying a boat, attending a boat show is a great place to start! Join Summerset Boat Lifts at the Overland Park Boat Show this weekend. See the latest in 2016 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, tritoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, and all boating accessories at KC's largest boat show. Use these tips to make the most of your boat show experience:

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show Website
1. Don't Buy On Impulse. 

Looking at all those shiny, new boats at a boat show can be exciting! The urge to buy the first one you see and love can be strong. Make sure that you don't make an "impulse buy" though. Be sure to do some research and make sure that you're getting the right boat for what you want to do with it. You'll want to make sure there's enough room for your family friends, or that it can pull a tube or skis if you want to do that. With such a large investment, you want to ensure you're making the right decision.

2. Know How Much You Can Afford. 

Purchasing a boat is a big investment. It's important to know how much you'll be able to afford before jumping into a boat show. You don't want to find the "perfect boat" just to realize it's out of your price range. has a simple boat loan calculator that you can use to determine your loan amount based on how much you want to pay each month. Knowing how much you can afford before even stepping foot in the boat show will help you avoid getting your hopes up for a boat that you can't afford. There are a lot of different types of boats in all different price ranges, so you're sure to find the perfect option to fit your needs.

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show Website
3. Shop Around. 

Just because you like a boat and it fits within your price range, doesn't mean you should buy it. Be sure to shop around, check out all of your options. You may find something you like even better if you'll just spend sometime looking around and researching your various options. The best part about a boat show is having tons of boats in one place, allowing you to easily comparison shop. You can not only compare price, but also styles and features. Be sure to take notes, so you can sit down and weigh the pros and cons before making your final decision on which boat you want to purchase.

Once you've decided on a boat, you're going to need to take a look at docks, boat lifts and other accessories to accompany your new boat! The best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be at the show, ready to answer all your boat lift questions. We can help you determine what boat lift and dock you'll need based on the boat you've chosen to purchase. We want to help make your new boat purchase experience the best it can be! We hope to see you at our booth at the Overland Park Boat Show, January 7-10!
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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