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Buying a Boat In a Down Economy

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Where to Find Boat Deals and What to Know About Financing Them

Now is a fantastic time to buy almost anything. Home prices are down, car prices, electronics, even gas. If your looking for a” real deal” on something however, now is the time to pick up that boat you have been considering. The down economy has provided an excellent opportunity to buy a boat at fire sale prices. There are several good sources for both new and used units if you know what to look for.

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Sign of the Times: Century Boat Company Suspends Manufacturing for 2 Months

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Due to excessive inventory Century Boat Company has shutdown production at its fiberglass boat manufacturing facility in Panama City, Fla. for the final for 2 months of 2008. Century Boat vice president and general manager Dean Burnett stated the reason for the shutdown was to, relieve dealer inventory pressure for the remainder of the calendar year and plan for the future success of this company in 2009 and beyond.”

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New Powerboat Sales Continue Their Steep Decline in June

Friday, August 8th, 2008

According to the latest figures from Info-Link’s Bellweather Report new powerboat sales in June dropped nearly 20 percent from the June of 2007. This continues the dramatic drop in new powerboat sales from the market’s peak in March of 2004.

What is bad news for dealers spells opportunity for boat buyers. As dealer inventories continue to expand the opportunity for boat buyers to negotiate great deals increases. The secondary market for used boats is also a great buyers market at the moment since such great deals can be found on new boats the prices for used boats are dropping in order compete.