Friday, January 11, 2019

Quick Tips for Attending a Boat Show

It's officially boat show season and you know what means - a ton of boating and lake-related vendors, all in one place! A boat show is a fun place to browse the latest and greatest in the boating industry. Summerset Boat Lifts will be attending the upcoming boat shows and we look forward to showing off some of our quality boat lifts and products. If you've got your eye on a new boat or PWC, you'll likely want to get a new Lake of the Ozarks boat lift to protect your new purchase. As you plan your trip to the next boat show, take a look below for some quick tips for shopping at a boat show.

Tips for Attending Boat Shows:

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Upcoming Boat Shows:

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 10th, 2019 - January 13th, 2019

LOMDA Overland Park Boat Show
Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow
February 7th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019

LOMDA St. Charles Boat Show
Mar 07, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

Now that you know some tips for shopping at a boat show, you're ready to put these tips into action at the upcoming shows. Whether you plan to come out to one or all four, we look forward to visiting with you about your needs for a boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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