Friday, November 9, 2018

Tips for Cold-Weather Fishing

The cold weather is officially here! We know there's a lot of dedicated fishers out there and this blog's for you! Fishing during the cold weather a great time - with the right preparations. As the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know a little something about boats - fishing boats included. Here at Iguana Boat Sales, we want to keep all of our dedicated fishers safe and warm this fall and winter with these cold-weather fishing tips!


Layer, Layer, Layer

Layering is one of the best ways to stay warm while fishing. Each piece of clothing traps a layer of insulating air, which helps you stay warm. In addition, as the temperature or activity level changes, you can shed a layer at a time until you're comfy again.

Wear a Hat

Did you know that we lose a majority of our body heat through our heads? Wearing a hat, especially one that covers your ears, can make a huge difference in keeping you warm while out on the Lake. No matter what type you wear, whether it is a wool hat or a baseball cap, having something on your head will keep you toasty longer.

Make your Feet Cozy

Putting on a thick pair of wool socks sounds like a good idea when it's freezing out, however, make sure you're not squeezing your feet into too tight of boots. If you want to wear thick socks while out on your boat, consider going up a size or size and a half to encourage more circulation and trap more air in the layers of socks.

Keep your Fingers Toasty

Although gloves are a great way to keep your hands nice and warm, they tend to keep in the way when boating. While fishing, it is nearly impossible to tie on a lure or hook with big, bulky gloves. Luckily, there are all sorts of lightweight gloves on the market today that make these tasks so much easier.

Block The Wind

Windproof jackets and pants help keep the air from penetrating your layers. The more breathable the fabric, the better, as they let perspiration out, which keeps you warm and dry.

Now that you know how to better prepare for your next trip fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're to plan your next excursion. If you're interested in a new fishing boat near Osage Beach, MO, we've got the hookup! Stop by Iguana Marine Group today to check out our current selection of fishing and recreational boats for sale!


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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Featured Cruisers Yachts For Sale

Our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealer is proud to offer Cruisers Yachts to our customers. These cruisers are made in the USA and offer high quality with luxury features. It's a win-win! Iguana Boat Sales has provided some details on the Cruisers Yachts company, as well as some of our featured Cruisers Yachts for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks!


About Cruisers Yachts:
Our Cruisers Yachts and Sport Boats are more than just boats — they're family. From the unrivaled quality, style, and luxury of a Cruisers Yacht to our fast and stylish, smooth and comfortable Cruisers Sport Boats, you'll never want to head back to the dock. We invite you to meet our entire family of Fly Yachts, Cantius Yachts and Express Yachts along with our full offering of Sport Series Bow Rider and Express boats, including our South Beach Edition Bow Riders and Palm Beach Edition Bow Riders.

Evidently the Thompson brothers' commitment to finely crafted, high-quality yachts is alive and well. The unique culture they created in Wisconsin is continued today by more than 450 employees in four area Oconto plants. The country's foremost manufacturer of wood lapstrake boats in the 20th century has become one of the world's premier providers of midsize to luxury pleasure yachts for the 21st century.

Cruisers Yachts For Sale:

60′ Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius


$1,900,000
Stock #:  1990
Year:  2018
LOA:  59′ 10″
When you step aboard the 60′ Cruisers Yachts 60 Cantius, the possibilities are endless. Luxurious and comfortable, powerful and elegant, the 60 Cantius is versatile at every turn. With spacious quarters above and below deck, you can spend more time on the water than ever before. Along with the standard amenities, the 60 Cantius boasts a style and charm that cannot be matched.


50′ Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius


Stock #: 1755
Year:  2018
LOA:  49′ 5″
This 50′ Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius
 is the perfect fit. The perfect marriage of luxury and function in a space that accommodates you, friends and family in unexcelled comfort. It’s the perfect yacht to compliment your lifestyle – a refuge to relax and ride the waves, leaving your cares on land. The Cruisers 50 Cantius is perfect for both weekend adventures and extended trips, offering every amenity you could ask for at sea, including refined staterooms, sophisticated heads and plenty of space for entertainment.


43′ Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius


Stock #:  New Order
Year:  2018/2019
LOA:  43’2″
Serenity. Elegance. Sophistication. The 43′ Cruisers Yachts 42 Cantius
is the ultimate relaxation destination. Bask in state-of-the-art amenities and set your sights on the horizon inside as well as on deck through the 360* windows and retractable roof. Stay at sea as long as your heart desires- everything you need is onboard. Satisfy your appetite in the full galley, play and sunbathe on the spacious deck, and retreat to the tranquil staterooms to slumber after sunset.

Now that you know a little more about this American company and some of the featured Cruisers Yachts we have available, you're ready to come check them out! Stop by the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks to get a glimpse of these beauties up close and personal. Our sales team can help show you around and assist in finding the perfect boat for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks for your unique wants and needs.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Winterize Your Boat This Fall

It's that time of year again. As fall is in full bloom - it's time to be thinking about winterizing your boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, if you haven't already. Winterizing your vessel is vital - especially in our area when temperatures drop below freezing on a regular basis through the winter. Iguana Boat Sales offers a few different ways we can help you prepare your boat for the off season. Check them out below. 


1. Clean it

Regular cleaning is an important part of protecting your watercraft. There are several things you can do to protect your investment from rinsing the outside of the boat to wiping down the seats. At Iguana Boat Sales, we offer boat buff and wax and detailing. If your boat needs a little more TLC, we offer bottom paint, canvas repair and vinyl repair. 

2. Cover it

One of the best ways to protect your watercraft over the winter months is to make sure it's covered. In fact, any time your boat is not being used for a period of time, it's best to have it covered. This helps protect the interior of your boat from the elements. 

3. Store it

There are several ways to store your boat during the winter season. No matter if you decide to keep your boat on land or in the water, it's important to make sure you're storing it correctly. Proper storage can help protect your boat from the elements as well as make sure it's ready for the next summer season of fun. 



Winterize Services At Iguana Boat Sales

Winterizing your boat is a great way to ensure your boat will be protected all winter long. When you take your boat to Iguana Boat Sales, you don't have to worry about winterizing your boat yourself, which could leave room for error. At our Lake of the Ozarks boat service company, our expert service staff will make sure all the proper steps are taken during the winterization process, so you know your boat will be stored properly during the off-season.  If you have purchased a boat from us within the last 2 years, don't forget to also schedule your warranty inspection. 

Our technicians are factory trained and certified to ensure great customer service. Whether you need routine maintenance or an engine rebuild, our staff will have you back on the water enjoying our beautiful lake in no time. Our staff also offers 100 plus years of experience. Not only can we service new boats but our technicians are experienced servicing boats 10+ years old. Call 573-355-5027 Ext. 7020 to schedule your boat winterization at the Lake of the Ozarks today!


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Reasons to Buy from our Cruisers Yachts Line

Are you looking to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks? Our line of Cruisers Yachts is a great investment if you're looking for a fun place to entertain your friends and family on the water. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership offers a wide range of boat options but we're featuring the luxury Cruisers Yachts below!


About Cruisers Yachts:

Our Cruisers Yachts and Sport Boats are more than just boats — they're family. From the unrivaled quality, style, and luxury of a Cruisers Yacht to our fast and stylish, smooth and comfortable Cruisers Sport Boats, you'll never want to head back to the dock. We invite you to meet our entire family of Fly Yachts, Cantius Yachts and Express Yachts along with our full offering of Sport Series Bow Rider and Express boats, including our South Beach Edition Bow Riders and Palm Beach Edition Bow Riders.

Evidently the Thompson brothers' commitment to finely crafted, high-quality yachts is alive and well. The unique culture they created in Wisconsin is continued today by more than 450 employees in four area Oconto plants. The country's foremost manufacturer of wood lapstrake boats in the 20th century has become one of the world's premier providers of midsize to luxury pleasure yachts for the 21st century.

Reasons to Choose Cruisers Yachts:


  • Made in the USA
  • Only company in the United States that manufactures boats from 23 ft. bowriders to 60 ft yachts. 
  • Quality construction
  • Luxury amenities
  • Innovative boat features
  • Range of size and features for unique boating needs
  • Integrated technology for a convenient driving experience


Now that you know a little more about the Cruisers Yachts you can find at Iguana Boat Sales, you're ready to make the investment! A cruiser is a great way to provide a fun and exciting place for your family to spend time on the Lake. If you're dreaming about a bigger boat or want to start boating at the Lake of the Ozarks with your friends and family, Iguana Boat Sales is here for you! We look forward to helping you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs!


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall Harbor Hop 2018

Have you heard? The Fall Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks is this weekend - October 13th. Get your boat ready for a fun day on the water. Enjoy the breathtaking views of boating at the Lake of the Ozarks this fall. Make new memories and end the boating season. Take a look below to find some of the checkpoint locations for Harbor Hop!


Harbor Hop Checkpoints

Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I

Cabana Jones Lakeside Bar - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Westport Yacht Club @ Mermaid Cove - 5 MM Gravois - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Gas Hole at Beauty View Resort - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Millstone Marina - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 

Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM (Jennings Branch Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM (Jobson Hollow Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads - 7 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Big Thunder Marine - 8 MM (Buck Creek Cove) - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM (Lynch Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Lake House 13 at Pointe Oasis - 13 MM (Chimney Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm


Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III

Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV

Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Popeyez Restaurant & Bar - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Prize Allocations:

1st Place: 10%
2nd Place: 9%
3rd Place: 8%
4th Place: 7% each
5th - 10th Place: 5% each
4 Worst Hands: 4% each
Random Drawing for 10 Hands: 2% each

If the Fall Harbor Hop is your last boating excursion of the season, it's time to think about winterizing your boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact Iguana Boat Sales to schedule your boat maintenance. It's important to winterize your vessel before the temps drop below freezing. This can help avoid an expensive repair needed to get your boat back up and running for the next season!


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

All About The Iguana Companies

Iguana Marine Group is here for ALL of your boating and vacation needs at the Lake of the Ozarks. While you already know we're the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks, we wanted to share a little more details about our other Iguana companies. Take a look below to learn what else we specialize in!



Iguana started our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership to deliver exceptional value, exclusive selection, and above all outstanding customer service.  We have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality, and value. Boat sales is just one of our specialties, though!  Iguana Companies also features Boat Rentals, Rip Rap & Dock, as well as parts, service, and accessories. For all of your boating needs at Lake of the Ozarks (and beyond), Iguana Companies is the logical choice.

Iguana Boat Sales

Iguana started our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership with one goal in mind:  to deliver you exceptional value, exclusive selection, and above all, outstanding customer service.  We have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality, and value.

Iguana Boat Rentals

Iguana Watersports is proud to be your #1 boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks for the past 7 years. We launched our business committed to a better way of renting PWC’s and boats. From party boats, speed boats, to fishing boats, you get to choose from the largest selection & newest fleet of boats anywhere.

Iguana Rip Rap & Dock

Iguana Rip Rap & Dock knows how to restore, protect and beautify your shoreline. With over 20 years of combined experience, you can rest easy knowing we are there for you. And since we control all phases of the project, you save time & money. Put our experience and industrial strength to work for you. Iguana Dock is a licensed Ameren Dock Builder.

Iguana Corporation

Our corporate office is located at 4357 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO. Over the past 8 years, Iguana Watersports has grown into not only the largest boat rental company at the lake, but a corporation that can assist any lake lover with boat sales, boat rentals, vacation rentals, commercial rentals, camping accommodations, housing accommodations, dock sales, and Rip Rap shoreline management. The goal of the Iguana Group is to make your vacation and life at Lake of the Ozarks to be full of fun and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Now that you know a little more about our company, you're ready to take advantage of our wide range of services. Don't forget it's the perfect time to get your boat winterized at the Lake of the Ozarks! We look forward to servicing your vessel and getting it ready for the next season!



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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Perks of Buying a Boat this Fall

While fall may not seem like the ideal time to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a TON of perks making a boat purchase this time of year. Stop by Iguana Boat Sales to check out our selection of new and pre-owned boats for sale. As the best place to buy a boat in mid-Missouri, we've provided a few of the reasons why fall IS the best time to make a purchase below.



Better Prices

Oftentimes, the end of boating season is the best time to purchase a new boat, as there is end of seasons sales. Winter is boat show season, so many dealers try to clear out their stock to make room in the showroom for new models from the manufacturers. In addition to purchasing a new boat, fall is also the best time to trade in your old boat for a new model. The end of boating season tends to bring in better trade-in values as well, so don't wait until spring to trade in your boat.

Already Winterized

Winterization can be a pretty complicated process. From bringing your boat out of the water to bringing it to a Lake of the Ozarks boat maintenance company, this process can sometimes take a few days to get completed. When you purchase a boat during the fall season, you can save yourself the hassle of winterizing your new boat.



Save On Storage Fee

After winterizing your boat for the season, you need to store it properly. Sometimes, this can cost a pretty penny. If you buy at the end of boat season, you could save yourself possibly thousands of dollars, as you will not have to pay for boat storage.

Minimal Wait

The spring season is the time when boat manufacturers are at their busiest, so sometimes when you order a new boat, it can take months for it to be built. Don't lose out on precious lake time by waiting until spring to order your boat. The earlier you order, the more time you will have making memories out on the water. If you order your boat in the fall, you can be one of the first boaters out on the lake during the first warm day of the new boating season!

Now that you know some of the perks of buying a boat this fall, you're ready to start boat shopping! Be sure to come out to Iguana Boat Sales when you're ready to check out some awesome boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks! We look forward to showing you around and helping you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs.


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