Boat Show bound for a new lift or dock? Here's some questions to ask the dealers.
January 30, 2020
Boat shows can be an overwhelming place for everyone, whether experienced or not, but they are a great place to find the new shoreline editions you may be looking to buy. While you are shopping, here are some important questions to keep in mind, so you can be sure to find the right dealer for your new editions.
Dock and Lift Construction
A high-quality dock is one that is going to last you through the seasons with low maintenance. Your dealer should know all there is to know when it comes to how the dock and lift are constructed, what they are made out of, and what holds it all together.
Your waterfront also plays a big factor in the installation process. Keep in mind what your water depth is and the makeup that is on the ground when you are headed to the show. Also, be sure to consider how you are going to use your dock.
Changes Along the Way
Over time, a lot of things can change, whether it is your water level, a new boat, or your tastes just change. When speaking with a dealer, ask how easily your accessories can be changed or moved. When it comes to your boat lift, think about how much it can hold and how far it travels. This matters since you may not have the same boat or water level in years to come.
Boat Show Specials
Be careful about the Boat Show specials. It may seem you are getting something for a great price, but it could be that there are hidden costs with several different things that can add up quickly.
Who Does the Work
One more thing to look out for is who does the work? Is it the company you are hiring doing the installing, or do they hire it out? This will help you pick the company that is right for you.