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4 Reasons People Buy Used Boats

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Whether you are a fisherman or a professional wakeboarder, simply being out on the water is a freeing feeling. Luckily, in the United States, there countless bodies of water to pick from. Perhaps that's why 95% of boats sold in America are American-made.

If you want to experience the thrills found in floating atop an endless expanse of water and sky, but aren't prepared to shell out a huge amount of money for a brand new boat, you might consider buying used. Here are some of the reasons it could be a smart call to get a used boat.

  1. Price - This is the obvious reason, although perhaps not the most important. When you talk to a used boat dealer in Michigan about price, you may be shocked at just how much less expensive a used boat can be. Often buying used can save you from spending 10 to 20 times the money you could be spending on the most recent model.
  2. Stress - You don't buy boats as a monetary investment, you buy them for that sweet escape into the watery wilderness. Scratching or denting your boat shouldn't worry you at all, but when you buy a new boat, that could be all you think about.
  3. Depreciation - Boats lose value similarly to cars, but at a higher rate. Once you drive the trailer off the lot, a lot of resale value has already disappeared. This is absolutely not the case when you buy used. When you buy a used boat for sale in Michigan, there's a good chance it will hold most of its value over the time you own it.
  4. Boating Education - Another reason to buy a used boat is the learning experience it can offer. As long as the hull is in good shape and it isn't rusted in any way that could cause leaks, you can buy a used boat for the purpose of rebuilding it from the ground up. This is a great learning opportunity and it gives you a chance to bond with your boat. If you put in the time and effort, you could have a custom built boat for a seriously competitive price.

If you're looking for a used boat for sale in Michigan to fix up, or just as a financially intelligent alternative to new boats, come on down to our dealership and check out our fleet. We'll have you out on the water in no time.