One big reason people know it is time to buy a new boat is that your boat just doesn’t meet your boating needs anymore. Maybe your family is growing or maybe your desire for fishing bigger water is growing. Whatever the reason, it’s no fun to have a boat that doesn’t work for you.
The other huge sign you need a new boat is that you start spending more time on repairs then actual boat usage. We all know that certain maintenance and easy fixes come with boat ownership, but potentially serious repairs – such as steering issues, worsening vibration, water leaks, an overheating engine, hard starts and power loss – should not be part of the bargain.
We’re not talking about just having to add some steering fluid, a little bit of water that your bilge pump can handle or buying gas (It may sound funny, but it happens.); but we are talking about what could end up being costly boat repairs or even boat issues that could leave you stranded or put you in worse danger.
When you make the decision that it’s time to shop for a new boat, it’s a good idea to keep a few things in mind so that you keep as much money as possible in your pocket. The way your new boat is outfitted, a good warranty and purchasing from a reliable boat dealer can all play a huge role in the resale value of your boat, as well as your overall satisfaction with your new boat.
That’s why Central Florida boaters have trusted Gerry’s Marina for decades. If you think it’s time for a new boat, come check us out. We’re right on the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach.