If you’re thinking of buying a boat, it’s a wise idea to take adequate time thinking about which type is ideal for your needs, as well as where you can find it. Whether you intend to buy a new or used vessel, making the right decision is critical. Here are three essential questions to ask the seller.
What makes you different from your competitors?
While this isn’t the first nor the easiest question you think about asking when you walk into a boat shop like D&R Sports Center (Boats Center), it’s one of the most important, as its answer can be very revealing. The top salespeople will have no problem explaining why you’re making the best decision buying from them. Be wary of dealers who get annoyed or give less than satisfactory answers.
How many years have you been in the boat selling business?
There are certainly new boat selling dealerships that stock pretty good water crafts. However, it’s always safe to do business with companies that have been in business for a reasonable period. If a company has been in existence for more than a decade, that’s an indication that it’s doing something right, and you can trust it more.
What time is your service department open?
Your boat, just like your car, needs regular service to stay in top shape. Ideally, you want to buy from a dealer that can also provide the service you need for your vessel. Enquire which days the dealership can service your boat, and determine whether the hours are comfortable with you. The last thing you want is to have to take time off work to take your boat for servicing because a dealer’s service department isn’t open on weekends.
Buying a boat is an important affair that needs to be approached carefully. By asking the right questions, you can make it a smart investment.