Canadians love boating. With seven percent of the world’s freshwater, the citizens of Canada do a great job at making use of it. Each year 8 million Canadians use 2.5 boats. That’s more boats per capita than the United States. If you want to get in on the fun of boating; there are a few things you need to know.
What kind of boat to buy?
Do you like to fish? Do you prefer the serenity of lake fishing or the thrill of chasing the big fish in the ocean? Do you enjoy the feel of spray on your face as you speed through the water on skis?. Does your heart pound bouncing over the water in a high-speed race? Do you love getting together with family and friends for a day of partying on the water? Maybe you want all of it. Which ever you prefer there is the perfect boat for you. Once you know the type of boat you need to consider:
- Where the boat will be used
- How many people will use it
- Buy new or used
- After purchase help
This all may seem daunting but a reputable dealer can easily guide you.
Where to Buy Your Boat
While Canada may have more boaters, the United States has far more manufacturers. South Florida has the largest selection and best prices of boats in the world. Here are the top three boat makers.
Glasstream is a 25 year old manufacturer of fishing and pleasure boats. They use 100% non wood construction with everything made from non-deteriorating materials. Their hull design is patented.
Stingray was founded in 1979 and now has over 20 models. They pride themselves on using the latest technologies, including Computer Generated Design, 3-D Milling, and Robotics to create the best boats possible
If you want a boat that does it all, get a Hurricane. For over 30 years they have been the largest and most innovative name in family style deck boats.
Found A Boat, Now What?
Shopping for and finding the boat you want is the fun part, now comes the work. How much should you pay for it? Can you get financing? How do you get the boat home? Do you have to drive it home yourself or can it be shipped? How do you ship a boat? How do you get it through customs? What about paperwork? Registration? Insurance? Is your purchase under warranty? What if you have problems? Can you get a service agreement and how do you handle maintenance?
It is vital to find an experienced, reputable dealer to handle these issues Marine Connection is South Florida’s largest volume boating super store. Started in 1987 the have shipped more than 8000 boats all over the world. We have special shipping arrangements and in-house financing while our large selection ensures that you get the right boat at the right price. Our experienced staff will handle all the details for you. We make buying your boat fun and easy. For more information or to purchase the boat of your dreams contact us today.