In addition to specializing in and selling brand new boats, Tom-N-Jerrys Boat Center also offers a wide range of used boats to their customers. These boats are usually ideal for first time buyers who are looking to get into boating but are wary of making the financial commitment that a new boat requires. However, there are a number of things that customers must keep in mind when purchasing a used boat.
Decide on the Boat Type
There are many different types of boats out there, so you need to know which is right for you. Consider the activities that you will be doing and the waters you will be boating. If you are still uncertain, try consulting an expert.
Unless you completely trust your supplier to be fair with pricing, it is a good idea to get a range of quotes so that you gain a handle on how much you will expect to pay on average. This allows you to weed out companies that charge too much, and those who charge so little that the price seems unrealistic.
Talk to the Dealer
Establish a relationship with your dealer before making a purchase, instead of just rushing right into it. This will allow you to take your time and make use of their knowledge, while also opening up the opportunity to ask questions about the boat, such as why it was sold in the first place.
Take it on the Water
Tom-N-Jerrys Boats always recommends that those buying a used boat should take it out on the water before committing. Not only will this give you a feel for the boat, but it will also allow you to identify any issues that might not be obvious when simply viewing it.