A question often asked when a newcomer is looking into buying any type of boat. Buying a boat can be a long and tedious task. Which is odd because you normally associate boating and fishing with easy and fun.
It really all depends on what your looking for...
What a consultant can help with - Essentially the middle man in the boat buying process. They have been through the buyer process before and know the ins and outs of what goes into registering a boat, insuring a boat, outfitting a boat, buying a boat etc. It can be a nice resource to have when purchasing your new boat. A lot of boat brokers out there are great. They want to get you into the right boat and will work with you along the way. Than there are some mainstream dealers that may not care about what boat you get into as long as there is a sale. This is where a Boat Consultant comes into play.
Some things to look at when hiring a boat consultant .
1. Does he specialize on the kind of boat that I want ? There are quite a few consultants out there. Make sure your Boat Consultant focus's on your type of boat. For Example: Don't hire a sailboat consultant for a fishing boat.
2. Are they experienced with the area? Ask your local dealer or marina who you should contact. It's important that your boat consultant has a good relationship with the dealers in the area. You don't want to get a Consultant that has burnt too many bridges and can't help you to connect with the right dealer.
3. What will this Boat Buying Consultant do for me? After your first interaction with them, make sure you know what you are getting. You don't want to pay $500 for one phone call. Make sure there are expectations to be met and they can help you solve your problem and get you in the right boat.
A consultant to help you with your boat buying process will help you save money in the long run and avoid some of the headaches that are sure to follow with process. Reach out to one today.