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Financing A Boat? It's Easier Than You Think

August 02, 2019

Lakeside Motor Sports offers a wide range of fishing boats, pontoon boats, boating accessories, and more. For more information about our watercraft and boating accessories, contact Lakeside Motor Sports today.

Four Things to Look for When Buying a Used Boat

August 01, 2019

The used boat for sale in Michigan that you have your eye on should be used for fun and recreation, not sit idle in your yard all summer. Let's review three items that should be on your checklist when you look at any used boat for sale in Michigan.

Boat Ownership 101: 5 Tips To Help You Find A Great Dealer

July 26, 2019

Let's take a look at five tips that can help you make the choice between boat dealers in Michigan when its time for you to become a certified boat owner.

Myths And Misconceptions About Pontoon Boats, Busted

July 13, 2019

Whether you prefer pontoon boats or fishing boats, there are many myths and misconceptions that circulate around maritime travel. And now that is summer officially here and boats are routinely leaving the dock, it may be worth considering the facts rather than the fables.

Which Type Of Boat Is Right For My Needs?

June 28, 2019

Owning a boat is every American's dream. Whether you prefer to spend your time speeding across the water or floating lazily with a fishing rod, the key to successful boat ownership lies in simply finding the right one. You have a lot to choose from; from fishing boats to pontoon boats and all the boats in between, you'll need to do your research before visiting a powersports dealership and sitting down with a boat dealer. Let's take a look at eight of the most popular types of boats available on today's market.

7 Things to Consider When You Are Buying a Fishing Boat

June 26, 2019

Buying a new fishing boat is not a simple decision. Various factors have to be observed before everything can be completed. It is important to incorporate some critical strategies before making the buying decision. An informed buyer is a smart buyer and does not regret the decision later in life. Here are some important tips that you need to incorporate before buying a new fishing boat.

Basic Boat Maintenance Tips for Smooth Sailing

June 24, 2019

Owning a boat can be the thrill of a lifetime for many Americans. And with annual boat and marine product sales on the rise, reaching $37 billion in 2016, even more U.S. residents are taking part in the beloved pastime of boating. After you've evaluated the available fishing boats for sale and decided on the right one, you might assume that the hard work is done. But while you're bound to have fun in fishing and pontoon boats, you'll still need to put the effort in to maintain them. If you don't, you may have to seek out repairs or even replacement much sooner than you'd planned. Below, you'll find a few pontoon boat maintenance basics to ensure it'll be smooth sailing throughout the season.

4 Mid-Season Maintenance Tips For Fishing Boats

June 10, 2019

The majority of boats on the water today are smaller, owned by individuals looking for a good vessel to take out on the weekends for fishing trips. In fact, as many as 95% of boats on the water in the U.S. are less than 26 feet in length — boats that can be towed by a vehicle to local waterways. Even if you're not using your boat terribly often, keeping track of maintenance is important throughout the season. Use these tips to maintain your fishing boats and keep them in top condition all season long.

Shopping for a New or Used Pontoon? Here's What to Look For

June 03, 2019

You’ve done it. You’ve decided that a pontoon boat is the boat for you. Maybe it’s because you want an affordable party boat, or maybe it’s because you want something the whole family can fish off of. Regardless, before you head out to the powersports dealership to start checking out the pontoon boats for sale, there are a few things you may want to consider when finding your dream pontoon.

Fishing Boat Vs Pontoon Boat: Why Choose?

April 17, 2019

Pontoon boats are notorious for their party-going reputation. With enough space to comfortably fit a whole host of people (11 on average) and a 115 horsepower engine, there's a reason they're considered as much. However, if you're facing down a decision of either owning a fishing boat or a pontoon boat, you don't need to choose; when properly designed and equipped, pontoon boats make excellent fishing vessels, offering you two boats for the price of one.

4 Reasons a Large Boat Inventory Benefits You.

March 25, 2019

Learn why working with a boat dealer that has a large inventory on site will benefit you.

Looking for Used Boats For Sale in Michigan? Here's what you need to know.

March 15, 2019

As this unofficial boat kick-off weekend nears, we know people are eyeing boats on the market. We’ve put together a short boater’s guide, so you know what to look for when searching for (and buying!) a used boat.

3 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Buy a Boat

January 28, 2019

Did you know that nine out of ten Americans live within an hour’s drive of a boating lake? This may be a surprising fact but it isn’t to your local boat dealer. As you start your search for a new fishing boat, or even boating accessories, keep these helpful tips in mind.

History 101: The Tale Of The Arctic Cat

January 15, 2019

There's no better feeling that whipping through the snow on your Arctic Cat. After all, they're one of the most popular brands for snowmobiles on the market today for a reason. But if you've ever wondered about the history of the Arctic Cat, there's a rich story to unfold.

Tips And Tricks To Finance Your First Boat

December 27, 2018

Choosing to buy a new or used boat for sale is an exciting, but important decision. This is especially true when it comes to financing at your local powersports dealership. But for many, financing a new boat for sale is a more affordable decision than you think! If you're interested in financing a boat for sale, here are some tips and tricks to manage your finances.

How To Budget For A Pontoon Boat

December 18, 2018

A pontoon is a popular, affordable boat for just about anyone who wants to navigate the open water. Even though boating is typically a middle-class sport with 72% of boating households making under $100,000 per year, just about anyone can afford a boat with the proper budgeting.

Here's How To Fish From Your Boat Like A Pro

November 16, 2018

One of life's simple pleasures is a day spent fishing. It's even better when you fish from your boat on the open water. But fishing on land and fishing in freshwater has one or two snags in the line you may not have thought of.

Tips And Tricks For Getting Your Kids Interested In Fishing

November 12, 2018

If fishing is one of your favorite hobbies, it makes sense that you'd want to share your love for the great outdoors with your children. After all, it's a great family activity. You can't beat the joy of catching your first fish, even if you're just playing for sport on your used boat. Without further ado, here are some essential tips and tricks for getting your kids interested in fishing.

The Dos and Don'ts Of Buying A New Boat

October 19, 2018

Fall is the perfect time to buy a new boat. The clearance sales are rolling in since it's the off-season and you're still able to enjoy a few weeks on the water before the cold weather sets in.

How To Tell Whether Or Not A Used Boat Is A Dud

October 15, 2018

Buying a used boat for sale is one of the best decisions an amateur mariner can make. While you're already imagining yourself on the open water, however, a bad boat dealer may weasel you out of a couple bucks in your used boat. Not all used boats for sale still have their sea legs. When you're looking at a used boat for sale, check for these overlooked components before you buy.

Trail Safety 101: How To Stay Safe On Your Arctic Cat

September 20, 2018

Everyone knows September is the unofficial start to fall and you know what that means: it's almost winter. As we wait eagerly in anticipation for the snow to come, there are a few reminders regarding trail safety you should take to heart. Before hitting the trails, keep these tips in mind when you visit your local Arctic Cat dealer.

Pontoon Boats: What Are They And How Are They Different From Other Boats?

September 18, 2018

You've seen them all summer but you're not sure what you've been looking at. If you have witnessed a flatter boat with a large lounge area, it's likely you've officially seen one of the most relaxing boats on the water: pontoon boats.

All You Need To Know About The 10th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix

August 30, 2018

Early August marked an important day for the boating community: the 10th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix. Each year for the last ten years, racers and fans of powerboat racing alike have gathered at Washington Park, Indiana to watch powerboats duke it out on the water for four days of race-fueled fun

Finding a Boat? Here's How to Choose the Best Dealer

August 16, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to hit the water and let all your cares float away. Looking for a new boat? Here's how to choose the best boat dealer for all your water sporting needs.

4 Necessary Accessories For The Arctic Cat Owner

August 10, 2018

You've just purchased your first snowmobile from an arctic cat dealer and you're eager to get onto the trails; you can't wait to let all your cares fade away behind you. For the fledgling Arctic Cat operator, however, there are some necessary accessories to purchase before you get your arctic cat onto the snow.

Arctic Cats Hate the Heat: How to Store Your Snowmobile in the Summer

July 11, 2018

Summer is officially upon us and that means any hope of taking out your Arctic Cat snowmobile one last time is woefully dashed. Before you tuck it into storage, follow these tips to keep your Arctic Cat safe when you're hunting for used boats for sale in Michigan -- after all, powerboat sales have only increased.

Trails, Lakes, and Adventure: Why Upper Michigan is Perfect for Your Snowmobile

July 9, 2018

If you're an avid snowmobiler, Michigan might just be the perfect location for your winter adventure. An Arctic Cat dealer in Michigan offers the perfect snowmobile, whether you're a novice or experienced rider. Here are some of the best locations to venture in the upper peninsula of Michigan after you visit your Arctic Cat dealer.

Boat Buying By Price Point: A Guide

June 8, 2018

In the United States, smaller watercraft are pretty popular. Of all boats on the water, 95% are less than 26 feet in length. Why? Well, one reason is that smaller boats can be towed on a trailer by the average SUV or truck. Plus, there's an abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers in the U.S. that are best enjoyed with a smaller boat. So, of all the small boats, which typically gives you the most utility for your money?

How to Live on Your Boat for a Week

May 17, 2018

Americans are lucky since 95% of U.S. citizens live within an hour's drive of a navigable body of water. If you live in Michigan, you are even more fortunate. Getting out on the lake is always a fantastic respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you like to go fishing, waterskiing, or just need some time away from it all, a boat is a necessity. But what if you need more than a day away? Here are some top tips for converting your boat into a week-long camping cabin.

Choosing a Boat Based on Nearby Waterways and Types of Fishing

April 9, 2018

If you're looking for a used boat for sale in Michigan, you'll likely find smaller boats. This is because 95% of boats on the water in the United States are less than 25 feet long. This makes sense because people can put boats of this size onto a trailer and tow them to local bodies of water. As you're looking at boats for sale and considering different options that will suit your needs, make a list of your needs and cross-reference that list against the different types of boats. Here are some examples of fishing boats that are used on different waterways.

7 Amazing Things You Can Look Forward To After Buying Your First Boat

March 15, 2018

When you wake up early to launch your boat and spend a beautiful sunny day out on the lake, you experience an undeniable sense of freedom. There are endless opportunities for boating fun, and that's true whether you go boating with your family, your friends, or by yourself. If you are worried about buying a boat and not having a chance to use it, don't worry; 95% of Americans live only an hour drive away from a body of water.

4 Reasons People Buy Used Boats

February 27, 2018

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.There's nothing here yet, but we're just getting started. Check out the latest updates from Lakeside Motor Sports on our new blog!

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