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Why Outdoor Enthusiasts Are Choosing to Buy Used Boats

If you're a fan of the outdoors, you're likely well-acquainted with the many joys and benefits that come from owning a boat. The outdoor recreation industry produces about $689 billion in revenue, mostly thanks to recreational boating and fishing, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis. In recent years, an increasing number of outdoor enthusiasts are choosing to buy used boats, rather than new ones. Let's look at some of the reasons why this trend is taking place.


1. Affordability

One of the main reasons that people are choosing to buy used boats is that they're often more affordable than their new counterparts. New boats can be quite expensive, and not everyone has the budget to buy one outright. However, used boats can often be purchased for a fraction of the price, making them a more accessible option for many people. In addition, there are often financing options available for used boats, which can make them even better on the budget.


2. Variety

There is often a greater variety of choices available if you're willing to buy used boats. When you buy a new boat, you're usually limited to the models that the manufacturer currently has in production. However, when you buy used boats, there are many different models to choose from. You can often find boats that are no longer in production, which can be great if you have your heart set on a particular model. You can also find boats that are still in mint condition, even if they're a few years old.


3. Less Depreciation

You can avoid the initial value depreciation that occurs when a new boat is purchased. When a new boat is bought, it immediately begins to lose value as soon as it is driven off the lot. However, used boats have already gone through the initial depreciation process, so you can often get a great deal on one. In addition, if you buy a used boat that is in good condition and take care of it, it can retain its value for many years to come.


Boating is a great pastime. If you're willing to buy used boats, you can often get a great deal on one. Contact us today at Hava Style Recreation to find out more about the used boats that we have available.


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