Whether it’s new or used boats you’re looking at, there’s something special about owning a vessel. If you’ve decided to go for a more luxurious model then where you decide to moor it is an even more important decision.
Here are the things you need to consider in a marina, to start your boating journey off on the right foot.
Above all else, you’ll need to know your boat is safe. While it’s difficult to steal a boat, that doesn’t mean unwanted guests aren’t going to look for an opportunity, particularly if your boat has some desirable features included. Brands such as Chaparral and Everglades are known for their luxury, and often have features such as smart technology, powerful outboard and interior engines and plush furnishings that other people are going to lust after.
To keep your boat safe, look for a marina with staff on site 24/7, as well as gated entry.
Every marina will have different facilities and amenities on site, so make sure yours has everything you need. Marinas such as HideAway Bay are excellent examples of inclusive facilities, and they have everything from restaurants, to free wifi, and public bathrooms available for owners to use.
Consider where you’d like to store your boat too: a covered slip, open one or on land storage? The best marinas will offer a variety of options.
If you’re interested in socializing with like minded boat owners, marinas should also offer parties and other social gatherings for people to meet.
Once you’re out on the water, half the fun is soaking up the beautiful surroundings. Make sure you check out what scenery surrounds the marina, so you know every outing will be an enjoyable one.
Your first clue will be where the marina itself is situated. If there are beautiful views from the land, the water is likely to be even more spectacular. Ask if you can take a spin out on the water to see what’s around.
If you’re interested in looking at luxury boats for sale and beginning your marina life, contact a suitable yacht brokerage to arrange an appointment to try them.
HideAway Bay Marina, HideAwayBayMarina.com
5 Reasons You Should Own a Boat, UK.Boats.com