One question most boaters ask is: When is the best time to buy a
boat? The answer: The best time to buy a boat is during the
off-season, according to experts across the boating industry.
Conversely, the best time to sell a boat is at the beginning of boating
season when demand is high.
According to Thom Dammrich, the president of the National Marine
Manufacturers Association, the winter boat show season is the time to
get a good price on a new boat. The height of the boat show season is
typically January, February and March, and boaters who live in colder
climates can sometimes find good deals at these boat shows. For boaters
in areas of California and the Gulf Coast, there is no off-season, but
dealers are trying to sell their end of the year models to make room for
the coming year’s flotilla of new boats.
It’s something to keep in mind with the colder weather on the way, and also if you’re looking to get a boat in the near future.