Handy Hints: Buying a fishing boat

So, your mate took you out, and now you’ve caught the boating and fishing bug. You may be dreaming of buying a boat, you may have even started saving for one. But where to start?

Here are a few things to keep in mind. And remember, at Terrace Boating we’re always here to guide you through the process.

TYPE & SIZE

When you start your search for a boat you will need to take a few practical things into consideration. For example, what size and weight can your car legally tow? Where will you store or park your boat when it’s not in use? Then there’s what type and size of fish you are going for. If you are looking to reel in large fish, offshore in the open water, a small or mid-sized tinnie may not suit.  

RESEARCH

With all purchases, it pays to do a little research before committing your hard-earned dollars. Boating and fishing magazines, boating and lifestyle tv shows, and expos are all great resources.  To get a hands-on, up-close look at a range of boats and their costs, come in and see our friendly staff on-site at Terrace Boating. They have expert hints and tips they are happy to share. Even a few top fishing spots nearby!

BUDGET

Depending on your lifestyle and saving habits the boat you are dreaming of has to match your bank balance, or what you can afford to pay on repayments. It pays to put together a budget that takes into consideration the cost of maintenance, registration, fuel, safety equipment, and accessories.

At Terrace Boating, we can help make your boating dreams come true even sooner with finance and insurance options available.

We wish you many hours of happy boating and fishing ahead!

“I’ve gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water,” William Tapply.

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