3 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Wakeboard Boat

Oh the days on the lake are glorious and they make the work involved seem small, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t work and expenses related to owning a boat. Buxton Marine recommends that before jumping into boat ownership for the first time and purchasing a wakeboard boat – whether you’re buying a brand new Nautique or a gorgeous pre-owned MasterCraft, Malibu, etc. – be sure to consider these 3 things:

 

Where Will You Store the Boat?

Before purchasing a wakeboard boat, be sure to consider where you are going to store it – both during the summer season and during the off season. Do you have room at your home to store it in a garage or in the yard? Are you planning to rent space to store it? Will it be at the marina or somewhere else? Have a game plan before purchasing a wakeboard boat because those costs can – and will – add up. Also consider that during the winter months, your boat will either need to be stored indoors or shrinkwrapped to protect it from the elements.

 

Are You Prepared to Maintain the Boat?

Boat maintenance is crucial to years of good times ahead on the lake. Not to mention, it helps your boat hold its value on the pre-owned market, should you choose to sell and upgrade to a newer model. Boat maintenance includes yearly winterization, engine maintenance, interior cleaning and measures to protect it, and routine waxing of the boat’s exterior.

Have You Considered the Other Expenses?

As you know, owning a boat has other expenses beyond the cost of the boat and the costs mentioned above. Also consider:

  • Fees: Boat insurance and registration fees will be routine costs you should factor into the price tag.
  • Vehicle: Can your vehicle tow the boat you are considering?
  • Gas: Each time you head to the lake, you’ll need to be prepared to fill ‘er up!
  • Accessories: While your boat may come with a few accessories, be prepared to outfit it with the other toys and necessities including life jackets, tubes, skis, wakeboards, ropes, and more.

 

We believe that the joys of boat ownership far outweigh the costs, but we always want our customers to be know what they are walking into! If you’re ready to purchase a wakeboard boat or ski boat, then now is the time to call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – the best boat dealer in North Texas! We’re conveniently located along Lake Lewisville and we would love to help you find a boat that meets your needs and your budget.

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Get a Hassle Free Boat Financing Quote from Buxton Marine!

You’ve been to the boat show and visited our showroom, and the itch just isn’t going away.

If you are considering purchasing a new boat this Spring, then it’s time to talk about boat financing. Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas can handle all of your boat financing needs with our expertly trained staff who has been doing this for years. Learn more about what the Buxton Marine difference means to you:

 

Quick, Hassle Free Quote

Call us, visit us in the showroom, or simply fill out the online form here on our website. Once we have your information, an expert from our finance department will call you to discuss what options are available to you for purchasing your new ski boat, wakeboard boat, or wakesurf boat.

 

All the Features – One Low Monthly Payment

When you purchase a new wakeboard boat, you typically want additional part upgrades or accessories to customize your new boat and make it truly yours. At Buxton Marine, we get it and that’s why we can create one low, no-hassle quote that includes everything in one low monthly payment! Get everything you want to make summers at the lake memorable for the whole family.

 

Financing Calculator Available

Before talking to one of our specialists, feel free to use our boat financing calculator to see what makes sense for your budget. We offer a huge selection of new and pre-owned Nautique models on the lot, along with pre-owned boats from MasterCraft, Supre, and more. Finding out what you can afford is easy with Buxton Marine!

Fill out the online form or call us today to find out what type of boat financing is right for you! Buxton Marine is the #1 boat dealer in North Texas, proudly serving Lewisville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, and the surrounding DFW Metroplex.

Boating 101: How to Operate Your Boat Safely in a Storm

In Texas, the weather can change on a dime, and this happens whether you are on land or water! If a great day on the lake turns south and clouds begin to roll in, make sure you know how to operate your boat safely in a storm. Here are a few boat safety tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to help you navigate the storm effectively!

 

  1. Put Life Jackets On

Locate a life jacket for each passenger and make sure each person on board the boat is wearing one. This is an absolute must in any stormy situation!

 

  1. Activate Navigation Lights

In order to avoid collisions, be sure to turn your navigation lights on. It’s smart to give yourself a refresher in using your navigation lights properly before getting on the water this next season.

 

  1. Reduce Speed

Keep your boat moving forward to shore, but at a lower speed, paying close attention to your surroundings. Head to shore if it is safe to do so.

 

  1. Have a Float Plan

Before heading out for the day, be sure to alert someone to your plans – where you will be boating, how long, etc. This is called a Float Plan and it will give you peace of mind for any day on the lake – stormy or not.

 

  1. Cut Waves at 45 Degrees

If you run up against large waves and are trying to operate your boat safely in a storm, try to maneuver your boat to cut the wave at a 45-degree angle. This will help avoid water rushing overboard and into the boat.

 

  1. Watch for Signs of Bad Weather

One of the best ways to navigate stormy weather is to avoid it all together. Be sure to check the forecast before going out on the lake, and watch for signs of bad weather rolling in. Head to shore and call it a day if the temperature begins to drop suddenly, you see dark clouds or lighting, or if there are vertical clouds, as all are signs of storms.

 

Buxton Marine – the #1 boat dealer in North Texas – wishes you good times ahead on the lake!