Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tips for Attending a Boat Show

Boat shows are fun events the entire family can enjoy. The winter boat shows get us all excited about the upcoming boating season and is just what we all need to get us through the cold months of winter! Many boat shows are well attended by both boating enthusiasts and those planning to purchase a boat. Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help point out a few tips to keep in mind as you make your way to the upcoming boat shows.

Boat Show Tips

If you are 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:

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.

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.

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, but you also 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.

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.

Upcoming Boat Shows:

Overland Park Boat Show 
January 23rd - January 26th
Overland Park Convention Center

St. Charles Boat Show
March 5th - March 9th
St. Charles Convention Center

In-Water Boat Show
April 17th - April 19th
Dog Days Bar & Grill

Stop By Our Booth!

Whether you're buying a new boat at the show or just checking out the latest and greatest in the boating industry, we'd love to see you at the Summerset Boat Lifts booth! We've got the hook up for boating accessories. From new boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks to dock and boat accessories, we'd love to help you find the right solutions for your boating needs!

Summerset Boat Lifts
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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