Do you want a new boat for Christmas? Now is a great time to buy a boat – whether it’s a new boat or a new-to-you boat. If this is your first time buying a boat, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We’d love to help you find the perfect boat. Greenville Marine & Sport Center is your local boat, motor, and trailer dealer, and we’ve been serving Pitt and Beaufort counties and Eastern North Carolina for 48 years. Our experienced sales and service staff would love to help you any way we can!
The first step in buying a boat is perhaps the most important: figure out exactly what type of boat will best fit your needs. What kind of activities do you plan to do on the water? Do you see yourself fishing mostly? Cruising with family and friends? Pulling kids on a tube? These needs are crucial in the boat-buying process.
The first step in the boat-buying process is also the most important—determining exactly what type of boat will best fit the needs and wants of both yourself and those you plan to bring along for the ride. Those needs and wants are typically determined by what type of activities you want to pursue on the water. You may also be interested in learning more upfront about the overall costs of boat ownership.
After you choose the right boat type for your needs, you’ll need to decide if you’d like to buy a new or used boat. This decision will mostly depend on your budget and the kind of maintenance you plan to do on your boat.
The next step is to ensure the boat you’re buying is a certified boat. Then, you’ll want to figure out exactly what you can afford; this boat loan calculator can help. Many people end up financing their boat; you should also think about boat financing and how to get a boat loan.
Next up: shop for your boat—figure out where and when to buy. Learn more about boat values and pricing, including how to negotiate your purchase. Then, once you’ve found the boat of your dreams: if applicable, conduct a sea trial and a marine survey.
We would be so happy to help you find the boat of your dreams, and we have plenty of boats in our inventory that we think you’d love. Contact us to get this process started! We know you won’t regret it.