THE TIME TO BUY IS NOW! In early fall most boaters are making end of season plans which for those selling boats means writing checks for storage, winterization, and commitments to marina slips for next season. That is hard cash that an owner cannot re-coup. For that very reason we find owners as motivated as they will ever be from the end of September to the end of October. Depending on the size of the boat these amounts can be anywhere from $2000 to $7500.
Purchasing in the fall versus spring is a lot like buying a convertible car in the spring versus going into winter. Expectations and motivation is quite different from what we encounter in the spring from an owners mindset. I know having bought a convertible for my wife in the spring that I over payed because I had to have it and the dealer knew it and that if I did not buy it the next guy would.
So as a buyer know that in the next 4-6 weeks you have as much of an upper hand on a seller if you want your pick of the nicest boats combined with buying as low as you can. That said I can assure you it will be the longest winter of your life waiting to get your new purchase in the water and enjoying the season of 2012.