If you're thinking about buying your first boat, the variety of boats available can daunting. There is no concrete equation to picking the perfect boat for you. Read our guide below to pick the right new or used boat in Ontario below!
Used or New Boats
Finding new and used boats for sale in Ontario isn’t hard, but choosing which of the two is best for you can be. If you are less worried about your budget, buying new is more stress-free and gives you more options, but the cost is higher. Buying new offers the benefits of having a buyers warranty in the event of a malfunction or unexpected issues.
Pre-owned or used boats are the more frugal choice; a boat that is less than 5 year old can cost over 50% less than its new counterpart. Another bonus of buying used boats is that they are likely to already come fully equipped, thus cutting your cost further. If you choose to buy a used boat it may take longer to find one that suits all of your needs, plus you aren’t likely to get a warranty.
Sail Boats or Motor Boats?
Sailing boats rely more on the wind for movement, which can be difficult for inexperienced sailors or first-time boat owners.
Some boats are better for cruising, fishing, or sports, and you will need to do some research to see which boat is most useful for your intended use.
Large Boat or Small Boat?
Determining the appropriate boat size for you requires many factors. How long will your boating adventures be? Will you be using it on rivers, lakes, or coastal waters? Do you want to do overnights in your boat?
Boats for mainly rivers and lakes require a small or medium boat, which are between 20’ and 40’. For larger bodies of water, you will need larger boat sizes.