Boats can be a major expense, from the initial purchasing price to docking/storage and maintenance. Many are attracted to the lifestyle – the freedom to hit the high seas and take the family out, the ability to go fishing when the mood strikes.
Whether you need a small dinghy for leisure or a larger fishing vessel for work, there are so many options to choose from and so many places to begin. But while you may be tempted to get started immediately and fulfill your nautical dreams with a quick purchase, it’s best to first do some serious research on the kind of vessel you require.
After all, you want to ensure your boat not only matches your needs and budget, but also is in good enough condition to continue serving you into the future. At AMC Boats, we have a huge range of boats for sale. Our team will help you find the right boat for you. Here are some things you need to consider:
What Are You Using It For?
Just like a car, boats are available in a huge range of styles and models depending on their intended use. For instance, if you are interested in fishing in your local river or exploring the inlets and canals near your house – something small and streamlined is probably best.
However, if you are more partial to deep sea fishing and sport boating, then you will need a range of other features.
Included in this consideration is capacity, storage, length, power and so much more. Do you want a sail or motor? Will you be planning to stay on the boat overnight? It’s best to sit down and write a list of what you want out of the boat, so you know what questions to ask the seller.
New or Used Boat
There is a considerable price difference between new and used boats. But what you save in money you make up for in potential malfunctions and more ongoing maintenance. Taking your budget into account, you need to determine whether you are looking for a new or used boat. Used boats can be a great choice, but you will need to check the following:
- Maintenance & service records
- How many hours the boat has done
- What the boat was used for previously
- Any damage the boat has sustained
We have a huge range of new and used boats for sale and can walk you through the process in store today.
Where You Will Store It
One of the more expensive aspects of boat ownership is storage. If your boat needs to be docking, this will add considerable cost to your life, and should be carefully considered before any purchase is made. Some have the room to store the boat at their house – however this also requires the use of a boat trailer if you do not live on the water.
For more information on the boats we have for sale, please call AMC Boats in Slacks Creek on 07 3808 7333.