You don't need to dig into your savings to get the boat of your dreams! Hit the water with a used boat from Bretz RV & Marine in Montana and Idaho! Our used boats for sale are in great condition, ready to take you on your next water adventure.
If you're considering a boat for your next recreational purchase, there's much to consider, starting with what you'll be using the boat for. Fishing, water sports, or just spending time on the water with family and friends are all great reasons to shop our selection. Bretz RV & Marine offers a great selection of used boats at affordable prices to get you behind the wheel at an excellent value. If you're ready to start shopping, don't hesitate to contact us at Bretz RV & Marine to join the boating lifestyle today.
Easy Financing Options
Once you've chosen your used boat, Bretz RV & Marine offers easy financing options to quickly get you on the water. You can contact our finance team or get prequalified online with just a few clicks. We offer financing assistance so you can explore the outdoors in style. Our dealership works with over 16 major lenders and uses expert negotiation to get you better terms. Applying for your preapproval is risk-free and won't require any critical information.
Why Should You Buy a Used Boat?
The number one reason people buy used boats is the money they save from the start. Boats, just like cars, depreciate over time, so buying a used model can save you that expense. You'll have extra money to spend on fishing equipment, boating accessories, or travel. Boats also have a long life span, sometimes even passed through the generations in a family. Even if a boat is 15, it still has enough life for several years of use. You'll also save money on insurance by purchasing one used.
Buying a Used Boat Is the Best Way To See What You Like
If this is your first boat or you have yet to find your sea legs, buying a used boat is the best way to work out what you like. You might need clarification on a style or which features you want. You'll have more scope to buy accessories or simply pay it off early if it differs from what you want so you can trade it in for a different style. When it's time to start shopping, list features you know you want and where you'll use the boat.
Questions To Ask When Shopping for a Used Boat
Do you want to know how to shop for a used boat confidently? Ask these questions:
- What year is the motor/boat from?
- How many hours does the motor have?
- When was the boat last serviced?
- How many owners has the boat had?
- Has a lift protected the boat?
- When was the last time the boat was in use?
- Have there been any major repairs?
- Is the boat still under warranty of any kind?
These questions give you a good idea of the boat's shape so you can buy the best one for your needs.
What To Look For When Buying a Used Boat
If you're thinking about becoming a boat owner, then congratulations. Boats are a great way to experience the outdoors, decrease stress, and soak up some vitamin D. You should look for certain things when buying a used boat to ensure that you're making a smart purchase.
- Check for cracks: At Bretz RV & Marine, we thoroughly inspect each boat we sell. Touring and checking for cracks above or below the waterline is still a good idea. Cracks longer than 2 inches can put you in some serious trouble and require costly repairs.
- Look for general damage: In addition to cracks, inspecting a used boat before purchasing it is a good idea. Take note of any deterioration or trauma so you can have it repaired.
- Check for mold and mildew: Mold and mildew can make your boat upholstery unsightly, especially when the seats are affected. Mold and mildew can pop up quickly on them, as well as in the storage areas and on the carpets. The problem can spread rapidly, so it's crucial to get the situation under control as soon as possible.
New vs. Used Boats
When deciding whether to buy a new or used boat, it's always a good idea to weigh the pros and cons of both options. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of buying a used boat:
Advantages of Buying a Used Boat
- You can buy a bigger boat for the same or even less money than a smaller new boat.
- Insurance rates are cheaper for used boats than new boats.
- You get a better value.
- Prices may be negotiable.
Disadvantages of Buying a Used Boat
- You can only explore customization options after you've purchased the boat.
- There's no manufacturer warranty, though you may be able to buy an extended warranty plan.
It's essential to remember all the above information when shopping for your used boat.
Why Shop at Bretz RV & Marine?
Our dealership is highly rated regarding the sale of RVs and boats. We have a vast selection of new and used boats for you to choose from and everything you need to go along with them. And our dealership's ongoing discounts and special events help you get the most for your money. We have an extensive network of service centers across the country, so no matter where you're hitting the water, you don't have to worry about being out of a boat for extended periods.
We have prices and options for every budget, so you can shop confidently. Our friendly sales and finance teams will help you find a boat and lending terms that meet your budget and lifestyle so you can hit the water quickly.
Contact Bretz RV & Marine Today
If you're ready to start shopping our selection of pre-owned boats, contact Bretz RV & Marine today. A sales team member will be glad to help answer any questions you have and guide you through the process. With four locations — Boise and Nampa, Idaho, and Billings and Missoula, Montana — we have plenty of options for pre-owned boats. Complete our secure online form to get started today.
Why Should You Choose a Used Boat?
If you’re contemplating becoming part of the boating life, you’re likely on the lookout for just the right boat to facilitate all your on-the-water adventures. But whether you’re new to boating or a seasoned mariner, buying a boat used is beneficial either way for a variety of reasons. What are those reasons, you ask? Well, Bretz RV & Marine of Montana and Idaho, has the answers! Read on to learn what makes a used boat such an excellent value.
The number one reason to buy your boat used is how much money you’ll save yourself from the get-go. Because boats, like other vehicles, depreciate in value as soon as they’re purchased, so buying used lets you keep those hundreds of dollars in your own pocket, to spend as you please on boating supplies, fishing equipment or travel expenses. Boats also have a very long lifespan, with some being passed down through generations in one family, so buying a boat that’s ten or even fifteen years old and in good shape means you’ll still get years of use out of it! You’ll also save money on insurance for your boat when you buy used.
For those of you who haven’t gained your sea legs yet, a used boat is a great way to try out a style of boat to see if it’s right for you. You’ll have an easier time paying it off so if it doesn’t turn out to be the best style for your needs, you can trade it back in for a different style!Additionally, you won’t have to worry so much if you accidentally bang your boat on the dock the first time you try docking because a used boat will likely already have a few cosmetic blemishes on it. The first scratch on a brand-new boat can be heartbreaking for a proud owner, so buying used will let you hone your skills before you invest in the latest model.
When shopping around for your used boat, you’ll want to keep a short list of what features you want on it. Consider the number of people who will regularly be on your boat and whether you’ll be boating mainly in calm lakes or you want to go out on the open ocean. Both of these factors will help to determine what size of boat you need. If you want to make short day trips, your boat won’t need as many amenities, but for long overnight trips, you’ll need sleeping berths, a head (bathroom) and a galley (kitchen) to be comfortable. Knowing what you want in advance will help you to quickly rule out boats that won’t suit you!
Come on down to our location in Montana and Idaho to see our incredible selection of used boats for sale in many different styles.