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Now Is the Best Time to Buy a Boat

Late fall and winter are the best time of year to buy a boat – a time when sellers lower their prices to move inventory…a real buyers’ market.

There are a few things you want to make sure of when you are purchasing your boat. First and foremost, you should buy your boat from a reputable dealer, such as Gerry’s Marina in New Smyrna Beach. Gerry’s Marina has been meeting New Smyrna Beach’s boating needs for over 30 years.

You should also make sure the manufacturer of the boat you plan to purchase is still in business so that any warranties on the boat can be honored. Speaking of warranties…find out up front what kind of warranties and guarantees will come with your boat, and get those in writing. Also ask if the boat has been subject to recall for anything. Another good question to ask is if your boat is NMMA-certified because the National Marine Manufacturers Association maintains high standards.

Never buy a boat without a test drive. You would never buy a car without driving it. The same applies for boats. Finally, a pre-purchase survey is a must. Banks and insurance companies require it anyway. To ensure your safety and financial investment, it is imperative to make certain your boat is sound.

All boats are sound at Gerry’s Marina. Voted “Central Florida’s Best Boat Dealer” by Daytona Beach News Journal readers, Gerry’s Marina offers a large inventory of top quality new and pre-owned boats for sale, including Bennington pontoons and Sportsman. Come check us out. We’re right on the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach.