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.