When you’re ready to take the plunge and invest in a used boat, there are some important factors you’ll need to consider. At Monti’s Marine & Motorsports, we want to provide you with all the information you need to get started. If you’re interested in checking out some used boats, be sure to stop by our dealership today! We have two convenient locations in Duncan, BC and Lake Cowichan, BC.
As you start shopping around for the perfect used boat, you’ll soon realize that there are quite a bit of options out there. Once you’ve got your eye on a specific model, the first thing you should do is request as much information as possible. You’ll need to ask some crucial questions, like the age of the boat, maintenance history, and how many owners there have been. The answers to these questions will help you dig a little deeper to find out if there are any underlying problems to be concerned with. For example, if the used boat is several years old, hasn’t had proper maintenance, and has been through a few owners, there could be some issues on the horizon.
Be sure to check for any visible damage on the boat as well. You’ll want to look for large cracks that exceed two inches in length because this could indicate structural damage due to a crash. Smaller cracks found near the fittings, screws, and joints are common in used boats so this isn’t especially worrisome. Also be on the lookout for any mildew, rust, or rot as this is a sign that the boat didn’t receive proper care in the past. Last but not least, always take the used boat you’re interested in for a test ride. Start the engine, listen for any troubling sounds, and take it for a ride to make sure it’s functioning smoothly and properly.
Ready to start checking out some used boats? Give us a call or visit Monti’s Marine & Motorsports today to check out our awesome selection. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can find us at one of our convenient locations in Duncan, BC or Lake Cowichan, BC.