Three things to think about when you’re looking at new boats for sale.

There’s no better time than the middle of winter to start looking at new boats for sale. It gives you something to do when the temperatures outside are well below freezing, and it also gives you something to look forward to down the road. On top of that, there’s no better time to look at boats for sale than the winter because prices often drop during those months. Sure, there are plenty of boating distributors out there that keep their prices the same all year, but there are plenty that lower their rates in the winter just so they can make a couple of sales. After all, most people aren’t buying boats in the middle of the winter.

If you’re getting ready to start looking at new or used boats for sale, there’s a few things you should know first. You definitely don’t want to go into the buying process blind, so make sure you’re thinking about these three things.

1. Cost. The first thing you need to be thinking about and the thing you need to have in the back of your mind at all times is cost. You need to go into the buying process knowing what you’re willing to spend, and you need to have a strong understanding of what’s a good deal and what isn’t. It’s this kind of information that will help you narrow your search or capitalize on a great opportunity when it presents itself.

2. Dealer. The second thing you need to think long and hard about is which dealer you’re going to buy from. You’ll want a dealer with a great deal of experience, but you’ll also want one that offers good prices on their boats. It’s also never a bad idea to find one with a great reputation for offering quality customer service and excellent products. Spend your time figuring out which dealer is the best in your region.

3. Model/Type. Finally, when you’re looking at either new or used boats for sale, you need to have spent a significant amount of time thinking about the kind of boat you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something that you can take out  into the water and relax on, you’re going to need something quite different than if you’re looking for a fishing boat. The number of people you’re looking to take out on your boat, how often you want to take it out, and what you’re going to be using it for will all dictate what kind of boat you need. Make sure you’ve done your homework before you go into a dealer. It’ll save you a huge amount of time.

There are plenty of great boat dealers around the country, but if you’re ever up in Lake Winnipesaukee then you absolutely must check out Goodhue & Hawkins. Their incredible boat inventory, the services they offer like boat storage and boat detailing, and their incredible customer service combine to make them easily one of the top boat distributors in the country. Visit their location the next time you’re up at Lake Winnipesaukee.