Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Perks of Buying a New Boat

Are you thinking about buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks? When buying a boat, you may be debating between new or used. Here at Iguana Boat Sales, we can help you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs. If you're debating between the two, take a look at the perks of a new boat below. Don't forget to check out last week's blog with the perks of used to find out which is the best fit for your family.

You Know What You Get

When you buy a new boat, there is likely been no damage or repairs made, therefore you know the history. When you buy a used boat, you don't always know the full repair history of the boat. This may lead to undisclosed items that man need to be repaired in the near future, causing your investment to cost more than expected.

Warranty Options

Like a new car, many new boats have warranty options available. This warranty can help cover any unexpected mechanical failures that may occur on your new boat. While it's unlikely, sometimes new boats have a few flukes to work out and your warranty will cover this type of work.

Customize Your Order

You can get exactly what you want when you order a new boat. You can pick out the features you want and don't want in your new vessel. A custom order for your boat can ensure you have the exact features you are looking for in your new boat.

Enjoy the New

There's something glorious about a new item and a boat is no different! Enjoy the brand newness of your vessel when you buy a new boat. You get to break in your boat all on your own and enjoy it from the beginning of its life.

Now that you know all about the perks of buying a new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to check out our current selection. Stop by Iguana Boat Sales or visit our website for information about our current stock. We look forward to helping you find the perfect vessel and keep your family entertained this summer!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Perks of Buying a Used Boat

Are you thinking about buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks? When you decide to buy, you may be debating whether to invest in a new boat or a used boat. Here at Iguana Boat Sales, we can help you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs. Whether it's new or used, we'd love to help you find a boat for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're debating between new and used, take a look at the perks of a used boat below AND stay tuned for next week's blog for the perks of buying new!

Perk #1: More Cost Effective

Buying a used bost is the most cost-effective way to get into boat ownership. Just like a car, a boat is much cheaper as a used option than brand new. The previous owner has likely taken the big impact of depreciation cost. This means you are buying the boat at a lower cost.

Perk #2: New Kinks Worked Out

Any initial issues in the boat or motor will likely have been found out by the first owner. Even though any off-the-line issues have likely been fixed. You may look into having a marine mechanic look over a used boat you're thinking of purchasing. They can give you a good idea of any work that's been done and what will need to be completed in the near future.

Perk #3: Test Drive Your Boat

A used boat isn't off in the factory being produced. You can likely take it for a test drive and get a good feel for the vessel. It can also come in hand as you move around the boat and see the unique features in person. Test driving a used boat is a good idea to make sure it's exactly what you're looking for!

Perk #4: Likely Available Right Away

Many used boats are available for purchase right away. This can give you that instant gratification of your purchase. You can buy your new boat and take it out on the lake on the same day! Instead of waiting for your boat to be designed and produced with a new boat, you can start reaping the benefits of your investment right away!

Now that you know all about the perks of buying a used boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to check out our current selection. Stop by Iguana Boat Sales or visit our website for up to date information about our current stock. We look forward to helping you get out on the boat in style this summer!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Schedule of Events for the 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

It’s that time of year again and we are all getting pumped up about the 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout! There are a TON of events surrounding this boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Shootout festivities take place from August 18th – 26th. This is a great opportunity to get out on the boat and enjoy boat races from the comfort of your boat OR to attend this thrilling event on land at Captain Ron’s. Iguana Boat Sales has you covered for everything you need to know before you head out to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Take a look at the schedule of events below!

Annual Mini Shootout

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
The Mini-Shootout is where remote-control boats a fraction of the size of powerboats race at speeds in the triple digits! These races are thrilling to watch as the machines go faster than many of the big boats ten times their size at the Shootout! On August 18-19, Mini Shootout racers go head-to-head against each other, reaching speeds of over 100 mph in six different classes, with Splash Runs, Bracket Racing, Exhibition Races and Powder Puff Racing. Check out the schedule online for Class Runs, the Bounty Race and Top Gun racing times. Races are held in front of the Ha Ha Tonka Springs.

The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt

Aug 20, 2018
Storm the beach to dig up family fun and tons of buried treasure. The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt brings hundreds of kids and parents together to build memories and comb the beaches of Captain Ron’s at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

Shootout Volleyball Tournament

Aug 21, 2018
Join in the fun at the Beach Volleyball Tournament at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill from Noon to 8:00 pm. Hit the sand at this outdoor sand volleyball court and make new memories with your teammates! It should be a fun day!

Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction

Aug 21, 2018
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner is a special time to honor those who have shaped the Shootout. The dinner is being held on August 21, 2018 at the Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon in Sunrise Beach. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate 30 years of Shootout and to honor the inductees.

Shootout On The Strip Street Party

Aug 22, 2018
The “Shootout on the Strip” is a fun, family event where over 5,000 people come to see your boat up close and personal on the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip! Feel free to bring along photos or pictures of your boat to autograph for the kids!

Wish Upon A Ride Powerboat Rides presented by “OAK STAR”

Aug 23, 2018
Power Boats will be returning to the Lake of the Ozark’s Shootout this year and while here, many of the performance boaters will be giving power boat rides to kids and families dealing wih serious illness and disabilities.

Shootout PolyLift & LakeExpo Poker Run

Aug 24, 2018
Stop at a number of waterfront restaurants and venues throughout the day on this unique Poker Run. It’s a great way to gear up for the races and a great excuse to get out and enjoy a beautiful day on the lake!

30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM, will bring top powerboat racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations!

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Now that you know all about the exciting Shootout events in which you can participate, you’re ready to decide which events you’ll attend. As the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want you to stay in the know about all of the upcoming events about the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in 2018! It’s an exciting event and we’re thrilled to be able to share the schedule with you!

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Friday, July 27, 2018

About the Brands you can Find at Iguana Boat Sales

Are you interested in buying a pontoon boat near the Lake of the Ozarks? If you’re in the market, you may be interested in learning more about the brands we carry at Iguana Boat Sales. Our wide range of brands makes us the best place to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks! Take a look below to learn a little more about our fantastic pontoon brands.

Sanpan Models

As the leading ultra-luxury pontoon line, Sanpan welcomes you aboard by setting the standard in cutting-edge design, high-end comfort, and incredible entertainment options. A wide selection of seating layouts means you get the perfect boat for your lifestyle. Whether you're hosting a sunset cruiser or taking the kids out for an afternoon at the sandbar, you will always travel in classic, refined style.

Recently redesigned from top to bottom, you'll find innovative layouts, helm stations and a collection of standard features that you'll notice even before you step on board. From the modern rail designs to the extravagant pillow-top seating to the entertainment centers that even offer a beautiful aft wet bar, Sanpan is designed for the discriminating buyer. The buyer that wants the finest things. The buyer that has a passion for luxury.

Sweetwater Models

Sweetwater Pontoon Boats are simply the best value on the water today.
Packed with everything you need, and nothing that you don't, we bring you all the convenient features, versatile layouts, and detailed amenities of the more expensive boats, at a price that won't break the bank. We'll help you keep an eye on the bottom-line while you and your family are creating a lifetime of memories on the water.

Aqua Patio Models

Aqua Patio is all about superior performance, sport design, and luxurious comfort with an edgy attitude. Packed with impressive details and high-end furnishings, these models are fun, stylish and ready to transform your boating experience

Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse into the amazing pontoon boat brands we carry at Iguana Boat Sales, you’re ready to stop in and see our selection for yourself! Buying a boat is an exciting time our experienced team is ready to help you find the perfect vessel for your wants and needs. Whether you’re looking for a sleek boat for watersports with family or a relaxing boat to cruise down the lake with your friends, we can help you find the right one for you!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Featured Pre-Owned Boats at Iguana Boat Sales

Are you looking for a new-to-you boat to get out on the water this summer? The best place to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for all of your new and pre-owned boat needs. Whether you're looking to check out the boat features or take a test drive of a potential purchase, stop by Iguana Boat Sales today to see what we currently have in stock!

Buying a used boat is much cheaper than buying a new boat. The previous owners would have covered the depreciation cost, meaning you are buying the boat at a lower price. It's a cost-effective ways to purchase a boat, if budget is an issue!

Pre-Owned Boats For Sale:

40′ Afina 3950

Stock #:  1654
Year:  2016
LOA:  39′ 5″
Located in:  Osage Beach, MO

The 40' Afina 3950's power windows and roof enclose the cabin in less than a minute. Inside, you can enjoy a heated or air conditioned environment that extends your boating season or just a blustery day. When the weather is perfect, open the cabin and let the outside in. Versatility and innovation are Afina hallmarks. There’s nothing quite like the new Afina, and there’s no better way to enjoy the fullest boating experience.

26′ Regal 2500

Stock #:  1790
Year:  2017
LOA:  26′ 3″
Located in:  Osage Beach, MO
This beautiful 26' Regal 2500 just arrived on our lot!  You can comfortably fit the entire family for a day on the water with the loungers in the bow and the transom.  This sleek vessel one won’t last long.

23′ Tige Z3

Stock #:
Year: 2016
LOA: 23′
Located in: Osage Beach, MO

Come check out this 23' Tige Z3 that we just got in on trade. If you’re looking for a nice pre-owned surf boat, this is the boat for you. This is one of Tige’s favorite models. Premium features and tech combine with huge surf performance in the tried-and-true Tigé Z3. Buyers craving a traditional bow and some of the highest surf potential on the water in a tech-forward and aesthetic package should look no further than our pre-owned Z3.

23′ Crownline 236 LS

$29,350 $27,750
Stock #: 1883
Year: 2005
LOA: 23′
Located in: Osage Beach, MO

Powered by a 260HP Mercruiser 5.0L MPI and propelled by the easy to maneuver Bravo 3 drive are just a couple of the talking points on this 23' Crownline236 LS. The counter rotating stainless steel propellers are covered by the massive swim platform for safety. To enter the cockpit you have a walk through transom on the starboard side. Once aboard you’ll be a fan of the upgraded snap in Sea-Grass flooring, making cleaning a breeze. The L shape seating configuration is perfect for conversation, and both captain seats swivel and can sit up high thanks to flip up bolster seats. She is an incredibly deep V hull for great ride!  All Crownlines have big long deep bows, and this one didn’t change the mold; plenty of leg room to stretch out and plenty seating to accommodate guests.

Now that you've seen a few of our featured boats from our current used stock, you know the wide range we have of boats for sale near Lake Ozark, MO. If you're ready to make the investment to enjoy life on the water, now's the time to stop by our boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

YOU'RE INVITED: Aquapalooza Pre-Party

Don't miss out on our PreAquapalooza / Customer Appreciation Party! Iguana Boat Sales will be hosting our Aquapalooza Pre-Party again this year at our new sales lot! Stop by Friday or Saturday for a scrumptious meal and frosty cold drinks. Meet our team and check out all the amazing deals you can receive on your dream boat! Dinner will be served Friday night from 5-7 and Benne Media will be broadcasting live from 3-6.

All About our Customer Appreciation / Aquapalooze Pre-Party!

Who: YOU and any Iguana customer!
What: Customer Appreciation / Aquapalooza pre-party!
When: July 20th from 2-8pm, July 21st from 11am-5pm
Where: Our new sales location (YES - we're expanding again) 4197 Osage Beach Parkway.

Friday - We will be serving dinner from 5-7pm. Join us for some delicous pulled pork with all the fixings! Of course, we'll have frosty beverages available too!

Saturday - Stop by for our open house at our newest location! Burgers & Brats will be grilled from 11am-5pm. Swing by on your way to Aquapalooza for some scrumptious eats! Cool off with a refreshing drink, as well!

Boats on Display

We will have some of our new and used brokerage boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks on display! It's a great way to check out some of our current selection - you never know, you may find your next boat at our party! We look forward to showing off our new location and some of our stand-out boats for sale!

Now that you know all about our upcoming event, you're ready to make plans to attend. We want to show our loyal customers how much we appreciate them and that's what this party is all about! Come out for a fun evening on Friday or day on Saturday to enjoy a delicious meal on us AND check out some of our featured boats! It's a great way to spend some time as you gear up for the big party - Aquapalooza. Below you can find out a little more information about this popular lake event!

Aquapalooza 2018

The Lake of the Ozark's largest boating event is right around the corner. On July 21st, don't miss out on this unique concert and boating experience - Aquapalooza. It's the perfect way to get together with fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts AND enjoy some rockin' jams! The party is taking place at Dog Days Bar & Grill at the 19 mile mark. Whether you come by water or by land - it's the perfect day on the water with friends and family!

2018 Artist Line-Up:
Chad Bearden
The i-Berrys
Ryan Collins Band
Goddesses of Rock

Aquapalooza is a Benne Media Production.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Wakeboard, Wakeskate, Wakesurf - What's the Difference?

Watersports have always been a staple for many boaters and lake goers. Traditional sports including water skiing and wakeboarding. In recent years, wakeskating and wakesurfing have become more and more popular. It's always fun to try a new watersport as you spend time on the water! If you are wondering what the difference between these three watersports is, you're in the right place! Iguana Boat Sales has provided some insider information to help you distinguish the difference and decide which watersport you're going to try out first!

The Breakdown:

A wakeboard is a wide piece of fiberglass with built-in shoes. To get up, you have the board strapped on to your feet and place to board horizontal to the edge of the water and hold on to the rope. Once you are starting to pop out of the water, you pivot your hips and turn the board parallel. From this point, you can shift your weight and lean to move around on the water.

Wakeskating is similar to skateboarding - just on water. A narrow board is used to skate on top of the water. Many wakeskaters will use street shoes just like they would on a skateboard. The board resembles an overside skateboard but is still more narrow than a wakeboard or wakesurf board. This narrow board helps you perform similar tricks as you could on land. You get up on a wakeskate similar to a wakeboard.

Wakesufing is similar to surfing expect you let the boat's wake push you instead of an ocean wave. You get up on the water like you would with a wakeboard or wakeskate, only a shorter rope is used. After you get up, you drop the rope - unlike the other two options. At this point the boat is not pulling you forward - like with wakeboarding or wakeskating, the boat's wake is pushing you forward.

Wakeboarding Boats for Sale:

For all of these watersports, it's best to have a wakeboarding style boat. The elevated tow point helps pull you up out of the water. The tucked propeller also creates a safer place for wakeskaters and wakesurfers since they are close to the stern of the boat. Stop by to see our boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks and we can help you find the right one for your watersports needs! Check out a few of our featured boats for sale below:

29′ Rinker 29QX

A true weekender’s boat, the 29' Rinker QX29 is the perfect platform for your day trips and longer getaways.  With a collection of standard features unlike anything found in its class, you’ll find the perfect coming together of timeless style and utility.  With both bowrider and cuddy cabin models available, the Rinker 29QX can serve as both a couple’s retreat or the entertainment platform for family and friends, letting everyone soak up the sun.

27' Rinker Q7

The 27' Rinker Q7’s Deep, Hot Tub style bow offers safe riding and comfortable lounging for small children and adults. The open-concept floor plan offers plenty of room for family, friends, and Fido. The refreshment center is standard with solid surface counter-top, built-in Blender and can be equipped to offer Shore Power with a Refrigerator/Freezer. Storage areas, cubby holes, and stainless steel cupholders ensure everyone’s belongings find their place out of the way.

Find Your Boating Gear at Iguana Boat Sales!

Our showroom is filled with watersports gear! As your Lake of the Ozarks boat sales headquarters, we offer a ton of fun and exciting watersports for you to try. Now that you've learned more about these watersports, which are you going to try first? If you're new to it all - it's recommended to attempt wakeboarding first to get the feel down - but it's ultimately up to you! Stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks to get your gear before you hit the water! You never know, you may find your new favorite thing to do on the water!

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