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?
When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat?
Because you're a busy person and I respect your time, I'll give you the answer first and the details second. Fall. Fall is the best time to buy a boat. When the leaves turn colors, the air gets a little chilly, and cabin owners pull their docks out of the water, that's the best time to buy a boat.
Here's why ...
Timing Affects the Available Options
Fall is the time when dealerships start ordering next year's models. This means that by shopping in the fall, you'll have access to the newest models, which you can pre-order in the fall and pick up in the springtime.
As an added benefit, Miller Marine will be lowering prices in the fall timeframe to help move inventory and make room for next year's models.
Timing Affects Boat Financing Options
When you finance a boat or pontoon purchase through a marine lender, they're going to outfit you with a purchase agreement that gets you into the boat or pontoon you want, while keeping you within budget. As I stated above when you shop for boats in the fall, you'll have access to year-end discounts that the dealership uses to make space for the newest models. So, by buying in the fall, you're making your dollar go further.
Shop in Indoor Comfort
One downside of boat shopping in the fall can be the unpleasant weather. However, if you're in the midwest, you have easy access to shopping in indoor comfort at Miller Marine. We have one of the largest indoor showrooms in the region, and we keep our showroom stocked with new and used boats and pontoons - all year!
For more tips to help you find the right boat for you at a price you can afford, check out our How to Buy a Boat eBook. It's filled with easy-to-use information that'll help you narrow down your boat buying experience into a fast, simple, and enjoyable process.