Now is the time to start thinking about summer! We know that shopping for a waterboard, wakesurf, or ski boat can seem a little daunting at times. There are so many options! We know there are many things to consider when purchasing a boat, including whether or not you should buy new or used.
At Buxton Marine, located in Lewisville, Texas, we sell many pre-owned luxury boats – everything from Nautique, to Mastercraft, to Supra, and more! If you are in the market for a boat, but can’t seem to figure out if new or pre-owned is for you, here are some tips on when it makes sense to go pre-owned:
It does not really matter the price range you are looking in, buying pre-owned is going to have a lower price tag on this year’s models. You may be able to get a similar boat to a brand new Nautique in stock for a lot less – only because it is pre-owned! You are benefitting by saving money on the front end, so you can then use the extra cash to accessorize your new boat to your liking.
The same as automobiles, boats will depreciate. The good news is if you buy pre-owned, the major depreciation period is over! The first couple years of a model’s life is when it depreciates the most, it can be somewhere around 30%! If depreciation is a major concern for you, buying pre-owned like used Nautique boats may be a great fit.
Usually inventory for a pre-owned boat is high, so you will have plenty of options to choose from. You decide exactly what you are looking for in terms of model year, brand, features, accessories, running time, etc. As an added bonus, you may be able to find additional features already built-in to the price vs. having to add them into the sticker price of something new.
We know that warranty if always a concern, especially when buying pre-owned. Often, boat warranties have a longer life than they used to. Additionally, boats often have transferrable warranties that can be passed from owner to owner. At Buxton Marine, we thoroughly inspect every pre-owned boat on our floor to ensure there are no surprises when you get it home.
Have we talked you into it? At Buxton Marine we are leading boat dealer in DFW and the top Nautique dealer in the country. We sell many new and used Nautique boats, along with pre-owned models from Tige, Supra, Mastercraft, and more. We pride ourselves on finding the boat that is the right fit for your wants and needs. Give us a call! We’d love to get you on the lake this summer!