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Value Your Boat Trade-In With Miller Marine

Value Your Boat Trade-In With Miller Marine

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on May 18, 2018 10:47:00 AM

If you are thinking of buying a new boat for the summer but you aren't sure what to do with your old one, consider a trade-in.

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What You can Expect When You Buy from Miller Marine

What You can Expect When You Buy from Miller Marine

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Apr 26, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Working with Miller Marine isn’t the same as working with just another dealership. We are dedicated to providing our customers with a great experience. Here’s what customers can expect when they work with Miller Marine.

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Anyone can Afford a Boat - Here's a Look at Boat Financing Options

Anyone can Afford a Boat - Here's a Look at Boat Financing Options

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Apr 20, 2018 5:05:00 PM

If we were playing word association games and someone said the word “boat” it’s pretty unlikely that the next person would say “affordable.” Boat ownership has this idea around it of being unrealistically expensive. And as someone who’s spent nearly a decade helping central Minnesotans finance their boat purchases, I’ve seen firsthand how affordable boat ownership can be.

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Financing a Boat - How Long Does it Take?

Financing a Boat - How Long Does it Take?

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Mar 22, 2018 11:20:00 AM

When I work with first-time boat owners, they’re usually pretty surprised when they find out what’s considered a normal length of time for a boat loan. If you’re wondering how long it takes to finance a boat, you’ve come to the right place.

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Boat Buying Timeline [Infographic]

Boat Buying Timeline [Infographic]

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Jan 12, 2018 10:08:00 AM

There's no doubt about it, owning a boat is one of the best ways to get the most out of Minnesotan summers. I mean, there's not a lot that beats time spent out on the water. Whether you're dropping a fishing line, towing the kids in a tube, or enjoying cocktails with friends, watercrafts can make a good summer great .

More and more people have been taking interest in boat ownership, and the boats for sale don't stay on the market too long these days. In order to streamline your boat buying process and help you get the most out of your efforts, I put together this handy infographic that covers the basics of boat buying. 

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Year-Round Boat Show Prices

Year-Round Boat Show Prices

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Dec 14, 2017 12:03:00 PM

I'm sure you know that boat shows are a great opportunity to see lots of boats and pontoons in a single place. Not only that but with the right set of circumstances, you can save more than a few dollars, too. Getting a new boat or pontoon for a few thousand dollars below MSRP isn't unheard of at boat shows. But even with the chance of saving a good chunk of money, sometimes attending a boat show isn't realistic or isn't preferred.

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Our Indoor Boat Showroom is Perfect for the Winter Months

Our Indoor Boat Showroom is Perfect for the Winter Months

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Nov 21, 2017 9:13:00 AM

Let's face it, when the weather is nice, you don't want to be shopping - even if it is boat shopping. One of the great things about Minnesota is all the different weather we get to experience. From hot, sunny summer months to chilly, face-freezing winter days, the Midwest really does have it all. And when you visit Miller Marine, you can shop in indoor comfort regardless of what's outside. 

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When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat?

When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat?

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Aug 22, 2017 10:38:00 AM

If you find yourself considering boat ownership, typing "boat stores near me" into search engines, and casually researching boat financing options, you've come to the right place. It's important to know that while you can buy a boat during any of the 12 months out of the year, some months are better than others. Why? Because numerous factors of the boat buying process are affected by different times of the year. So, to help you on your journey, I'll be answering one important question today: When is the best time to buy a boat?

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3 Ways Bennington Pontoons Make You Say 'WOW'

3 Ways Bennington Pontoons Make You Say 'WOW'

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Aug 17, 2017 1:39:00 PM

Being in the sun and on the lake is truly the pinnacle of summer fun. A Bennington pontoon is just the thing to take your summer up a notch. These pontoons are the best in their class in many categories, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re beautiful, too. You can find Bennington pontoon boats for sale at Miller Marine, the largest Bennington pontoon dealer in the world. What better way to kickstart your summer than with a brand-new pontoon? We know they’re great, but do they have the all-important ‘wow’ factor? We think so; let us show you why.

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Options Available to Enhance Pontoon Boats

Options Available to Enhance Pontoon Boats

Posted by: TJ Johnstone on Jun 13, 2017 10:40:00 AM

There’s no better way to pass the time during a Minnesota summer than hitting the lakes. In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, there are many different ways to enjoy warm air and cool waters. Whether you’re thinking about buying a pontoon or recently did, Miller Marine is your pontoon headquarters in the state of Minnesota. If the floor models don’t match your desires though, what options exist to customize your pontoon?

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