Becoming a Boat Owner Involves Research

There are a lot of variables when buying a boat, so it is best to do your due diligence. Check your facts, dot your I’s and cross your T’s.

First you want to make sure you shop for the best type of boat for you – from sport fishers, to center consoles, pontoons and more. If you are more of an ocean fisherman, you need a sport fisher. Center consoles are versatile. You can take them in the ocean if the water is calm and pretty much anywhere else. Maybe you are more of a party boat person – the guy who likes to load up his boat with friends or family and pull up to an island for some great beach and picnic time. If so, you may be more into a pontoon.

Once you decide on the type of boat to shop for, you want to make certain that whether you buy a new or pre-owned boat, you deal with a reputable dealer. Gerry’s Marina, meeting Central Florida’s boating needs for over 23 years, was voted “Central Florida’s Best Boat Dealer” by Daytona Beach News Journal readers. Gerry’s is THE place to go for a huge selection of new and preowned boats to fit any boater’s needs and budget. We are also the area’s leading pontoon boat dealer and a dealer for Bennington, the bestselling pontoon boat manufacturer in the world. Gerry’s Marina makes it our business to buy and sell the area’s best preowned boats, and to offer an enormous inventory of new boats in many makes and models.

Finally, you want to make sure you keep your boat in a good marina – one with a host of amenities and quick access to the waterways. Gerry’s Marina, located at 179 North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach, is rated one of the best full-service marinas on the Florida shoreline. We provide a complete line of boat parts and accessories; we are a Yamaha 5 Star dealer with a Yamaha Master Technician on-site; and we offer Magic Tilt trailers and award winning customer service. Come check us out!

Florida is one of the best places in the world to own a boat. It is a virtual boating and fishing paradise. If you do your research, you will be living the dream!

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