Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Things to Keep in Mind While Attending the 2017 Boat Shows

Boat show season is upon us. This is the time of year when you can get the best deals on boats, boat lifts, and other boating accessories. Make the most of your time at these events by keeping these boat show tips from Summerset Boat Lifts in mind.

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show Website
Attending a Boat Show

Whether you're in the market for a new boat or just interested in browsing what's new for 2017, attending a boat show can be a fun way to spend your day. Grab your family or get your buddies together for a good time. Boat shows often include much more than just boats; vendors from a variety of companies will be there with demonstrations, presentations and more. You're sure to find something to keep you entertained!

Boat Show Tips

If you are actually in the market for a new boat, there are some things to keep in mind as you're making your way through the exhibits at this year's boat shows. Here are a few of our top tips:
  1. Do Your Homework - Before stepping foot into the boat show, do some research. You want to have some idea of what you're looking for or you can get easily overwhelmed. Make a list of questions that you want to ask the dealers. Be sure to have a budget in mind before you start your search as well. 
  2. Think About Financing - If you're serious about buying a boat, it's important that you have an idea of how you will pay for it. While some people may have the cash to buy a boat, most will need to get financing secured. You might want to consider getting a pre-approval before you attend any boat shows. By doing so, you'll better be able to set a budget for how much you can afford - and you won't be tempted to fall in love with a boat out of your price range. 
  3. Check Out the Show Guide - Many boat shows will have a list of all their exhibitors and vendors available prior to the show. Take a look at those and make a list of who's booths you want to be sure to stop by. With so much going on at these events, you can easily get distracted and miss something you wanted to check out. 
  4. Talk with the Dealers - Rather than just checking out the exhibits yourself, be sure to talk with the dealers. Ask the list of questions you prepared ahead of time. Not only are you looking for the best values in boating, you want to make sure you're working with a reputable and knowledgeable dealer. Customer service is very important when it comes to such a big investment as a boat.

Photo Credit: Overland Park Boat Show Website
Boating Accessories 

If you already own a boat, you'll find all the accessories you could need at the boat show as well. Swing by the Summerset Boat Lifts booth at the Overland Park Boat Show to see what our Galva-Hoist floating boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks have to offer. In addition, we provide a variety of boating accessories such as dock lockers, remote controls for your lifts and more! Find a solution for all your boating needs at one of this year's boat shows. If you're unable to attend the Overland Park Boat Show January 26-29. Keep in mind the St. Charles Boat Show is coming up March 9-12. For more information on the shows or what our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company has to offer, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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