Buying a boat is always fun, but just like any major purchase, there are things you should consider before taking the leap into boat ownership. Buxton Marine – the best boat dealer in DFW – offers these 5 tips on things you should consider before boat ownership:
- New or Pre-Owned?
Buxton Marine is the #1 Nautique dealer in the country, so we sell lots of beautiful new boats – but we have pre-owned inventory from the top manufacturers too. New boats will have a warranty, but will come with a heftier price tag and more depreciation. Pre-owned boats are more economical.
- How Much Will You Use It?
This is an important question and can help you make a decision on #1. Are you taking it out once a week – or once a month? Being realistic about how much time you have to devote to boating will help inform what type of boat to purchase for your needs.
- How Will You Use it?
Before shopping for a boat, it’s important to make a list of all the ways you plan to use the boat, so that you can be sure the boat you purchase has all the bells and whistles to accomplish those goals. Will it be a family boat? How many people will you take out? Is it for joyriding or watersports? Will you fish with it?
- Where Will You Store It?
Storage is an important consideration because it can add to the cost of your boat ownership. You’ll also need to consider that if it’s being trailered and moved about, you’ll need the proper vehicle and equipment to make that happen.
- How Much Can You Spend?
Remember, the cost of boat ownership isn’t just about the purchase price. You must also account for storage, gasoline, maintenance costs, cleaning, and insurance.
Ready to explore boat ownership with the best boat dealer in North Texas? Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas is here to help! Come by today and let us help you find the Nautique or other boat of your dreams.