You don't need to dig into your savings to get the boat of your dreams! Hit the water with a used boat from Bretz RV & Marine in Billings, MT! Our used boats for sale are in great condition, ready to take you on your next water adventure.
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If you’re contemplating becoming part of the boating life, you’re likely on the lookout for just the right boat to facilitate all your on-the-water adventures. But whether you’re new to boating or a seasoned mariner, buying a boat used is beneficial either way for a variety of reasons. What are those reasons, you ask? Well, Bretz RV & Marine of Billings, MT, has the answers! Read on to learn what makes a used boat such an excellent value.
The number one reason to buy your boat used is how much money you’ll save yourself from the get-go. Because boats, like other vehicles, depreciate in value as soon as they’re purchased, so buying used lets you keep those hundreds of dollars in your own pocket, to spend as you please on boating supplies, fishing equipment or travel expenses. Boats also have a very long lifespan, with some being passed down through generations in one family, so buying a boat that’s ten or even fifteen years old and in good shape means you’ll still get years of use out of it! You’ll also save money on insurance for your boat when you buy used.
For those of you who haven’t gained your sea legs yet, a used boat is a great way to try out a style of boat to see if it’s right for you. You’ll have an easier time paying it off so if it doesn’t turn out to be the best style for your needs, you can trade it back in for a different style!
Additionally, you won’t have to worry so much if you accidentally bang your boat on the dock the first time you try docking because a used boat will likely already have a few cosmetic blemishes on it. The first scratch on a brand-new boat can be heartbreaking for a proud owner, so buying used will let you hone your skills before you invest in the latest model.
When shopping around for your used boat, you’ll want to keep a short list of what features you want on it. Consider the number of people who will regularly be on your boat and whether you’ll be boating mainly in calm lakes or you want to go out on the open ocean. Both of these factors will help to determine what size of boat you need. If you want to make short day trips, your boat won’t need as many amenities, but for long overnight trips, you’ll need sleeping berths, a head (bathroom) and a galley (kitchen) to be comfortable. Knowing what you want in advance will help you to quickly rule out boats that won’t suit you!