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When Is The Best Time to Buy a Boat?


If you’ve never bought a boat before, you may not realize that there are good and bad times to start shopping. However, go to buy a boat at the wrong time in the season, and you may miss out on a number of deals, or worse, find your perfect model missing from the sales floors. To discover the best—and worst—times to go boat shopping throughout the year, be sure to check out our article below.

The Best Time To Buy a Boat

There isn’t an exact consensus on when the best time to purchase a boat is. However, based on your preferences and what exactly you’re looking for, there are certain seasons where it’s better to buy than others. For example, if you’re looking for a model with the latest and greatest in boating technology, you’ll likely want to buy one of the many newly released models that are hitting the market in early spring. These boats can go pretty quickly, so it’s often a good idea to start browsing dealership floors by at least late winter. 

If you’re looking for an affordable price rather than fancy tech or gadgets, fall is going to be the perfect time to find the model of your dreams. Because of decreased boat sales, there are often a number of helpful events and promotions offering a wide array of models at discounted prices. While you’ll have to wait through winter before you can hit the water, the low sticker price may just be worth the wait.  

The Worst Time to Buy a Boat

With plenty of sun and warm weather, summer is the perfect season to go boating. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the best season to buy a boat—despite what many people may tell you. Because so many shoppers flock to dealerships once summer rolls around, there’s a noticeable absence of helpful sales events or manufacturer’s promotions. 

If you’re looking to grab one of the newly released boat models that recently hit the market, you may think summer is the perfect time to grab it. However, a majority of new boat models are actually put onto the market in late winter and early spring. As a result, these models tend to sell out long before summer arrives, and—while your dealership will eventually have more in stock—the boating season will likely be halfway through before you can get your hands on your new boat. 

Looking for a reputable boat dealership near El Dorado Hills or Roseville, CA? Then come visit one of our convenient locations here in Rancho Cordova or Homewood, CA! We here at Superior Boat Repair & Sales offer an impressive selection of high-quality new and used boats for sale, as well as helpful financing opportunities, trade-in options, and on-site repair and maintenance services.

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