Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Consider These Tips Before Attending A Boat Show

It’s our second favorite time of year! Summer is obviously our favorite time, but boat show season is a close second. Weekends are now filled with boat shows in Missouri from Kansas City and St. Louis, down to Springfield. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be bringing awesome 2018 boats to each show. With all of the boat shows coming up, Iguana Boat Sales wanted to make sure that you’re fully prepared if you decide to attend a show this year. Check out the tips below and we hope to see you at one of the shows!

Be Prepared

If you happen to forget every tip but one, let this be the one you remember. Boat shows for many people can be absolutely overwhelming. There are hundreds, if not thousands of boats, hundreds of exhibitors, and thousands of people just like you attending the show. You might feel like you will miss something cool or brand new because you aren’t sure where to start or where to go. There’s good news though! You can avoid sensory overload with some advanced planning. All major boat shows provide a list of exhibitors, events, and activities on their website. You can easily put together a list of exhibitors you want to check out and different boats that interest you.
Tip: More organization means less stress. You can never be too prepared.

Map It Out

Without a game plan in hand, you can be left wondering up and down each isle wasting precious time. The size of major boat shows can be overwhelming. It’s important to use the boat show’s map to create a strategy based on the layout and the floor plan. This way, you can identify your top exhibits for each day and see what is located near each other. By doing this, you can also maximize your must-sees and –dos while decreasing how much time you spend walking around the show.

Money Matters

If you are looking to purchase a new boat, you’ll want to keep in mind your realistic budget and how you’re going to purchase or finance a boat if you happen to find one. If you’re going to finance the boat, it’s a good idea to get preapproved for a loan before you attend the show. This will save you any headaches once you get there and will allow you to act quickly if you find your dream boat. You should at least decide how much you can spend on just the boat itself and if you have any wiggle room for options. Then you should factor in taxes, delivery cots, and any other dealer-related prep work or fees.
Tip: Keep in mind your monthly budget for the new boat. Things like routine service and maintenance, marina fees, and any offseason storage fees.

Iguana Boat Sales

Boat show season is in full swing and Iguana Boat Sales is excited to help you find your dream boat. If you’re visiting one of the upcoming boat shows, make sure to stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We will have brand new 2018 boats on exhibit and we can help you find your next boat. Summer will be here before you know it, make sure you’re prepared to have a great summer out on the Lake. 

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, January 12, 2018

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow

Boat Show season is fully underway! The Overland Park Boat Show last weekend was great! Thank you to everyone that came out. If you missed that show, don’t worry! The Kansas City Boat and Sportshow is just around the corner! The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is coming to Kansas City to showcase the best boats of 2018. The boat show will be taking place from January 18th – 21st and Iguana Boat Sales will be present as an exhibitor. Bring your family out for an exciting weekend full of watercraft, boating accessories and the best new boats in the Midwest! For all the information you need about the show, keep reading. Now is the time to prepare for summer, it will be here before you know it.

Photo courtesy of Kansas City Boat & Sportshow 

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow

The Kansas City Boat and Sportshow will be held at the H. Roe Bartle Hall located at 301 W. 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105. The daily times are:

Thursday January 21st 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday January 22nd 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday January 23rd 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday January 24th 10:00am - 5:00pm

** If you buy tickets in advance, tickets are only $10.00 (Discount ends January 17th, 2018 at 11:59 pm) 
Prices for an adult day pass is $12.00
Children ages 12 and younger are free!


The best boat dealer in Mid-Missouri, Iguana Boat Sales, will be an exhibitor! Our expert sales staff will be showing off the select boats we have to offer for 2018. Iguana Boat Sales is bringing the best boats at the show and we can't wait to see you there!

There are fun events for the entire family. Along with the exhibitors, check out these great features:
  • Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center
  • Raised at Full Dra Archery Tournament
  • Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills
  • Fishing Seminars at the Hawg Trough
  • Willow Creek Trout Pond
  • Cabela’s Kids Corner
  • KC Food Truck Mafia
  • Progressive Insurance Boat Club

This show is truly a full experience with great boats and fun and exciting events. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled weekend!

Iguana Would Love to See YOU at the Kansas City Boat and Sportshow!

Iguana Boat Sales represents the best brands in boating at Lake of the Ozarks. We'll be showcasing a wide assortment of our boating lineup as an exhibitor at the Kansas City Boat Show. Come out and see us while we promote our brands and enjoy the biggest boat show in Kansas City!

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, January 5, 2018

Beat The Summer Heat On A Pontoon

Does your family love spending days out on the Lake? Are you in the market for a boat that can provide you with plenty of space for friends and family and can be used for tubbing and other fun activities? If that’s the case, then a pontoon boat may be the perfect option for you! The versatility of a pontoon boat, along with plenty storage and passenger room, pontoon boats can make a good weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with your friends and family even better! The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks sells all the best brands in pontoons, such as Aqua Patio, SanPan, and SweetWater. However, if you still need convincing that a pontoon is right for your family, Iguana Boat Sales has three reasons why a pontoon is the perfect family boat.

Lots Of Space

Pontoons make great family boats because there's lots of space to spread out and relax or have fun and run around. Traditional boats don't have the space that pontoons have. There is room to move around, large couches and sometimes they come with a table, which is perfect for kids to use to play with their toys or enjoy a lunch. Older kids and teenagers love pontoons too because there's enough room for them to invite their friends and still have plenty of room for the family.

Perfect For Activities

Although pontoons have a reputation for being slow-moving and perfect for enjoying a lazy day out on the Lake (who doesn't love those?), that isn't necessarily true anymore. Pontoons have been redesigned with speed in mind. If your family loves to have fun playing with towables, you may need to consider a pontoon! Pontoons are great in the fact that they are extremely versatile. Whether you love to take it easy and fish or speed on down the Lake, pontoon boats have you covered.  

Easy To Maintain

Pontoons are made of aluminum, which helps prevent tearing and ripping. Boating on the Lake of the Ozarks brings relatively few risks to your boat, but shallow waters, especially when launching and removing a boat, put your boat at risk. A dent is much easier to repair than a tear or hole, and your boat isn't immediately out of commission for the repair. In addition to being sturdier, cleaning a pontoon is much easier too! Ski boats and luxury yachts at the Lake of the Ozarks come with a gel coating that needs to be wiped down to keep that sleek and pristine look. Pontoon boats, made of aluminum, can be loaded onto the trailer and driven away - a pontoon boat looks just as good when it is air dried. 

Your Lake of the Ozarks Boat Dealer 

Pontoons are the perfect watercraft for families and friends at the Lake. Iguana Boat Sales carries the best pontoon boats at the Lake of the Ozarks because we understand the importance of having a fun time on the water. Come to our boat showroom and look for the boat that fits you and your family, and leave with a watercraft that will make the summertime at the Lake of the Ozarks even more fun! 

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, December 29, 2017

Plan Your Summer Vacation With Iguana

Snow has fallen and we have reached single digit temperatures. Winter is definitely here and for some, that means the winter blues are also here. What better way to cure your winter blues than by planning your summer vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks! At Iguana Watersports, we can help you plan a fun day out on the water. From boat and Sea-Doo rentals to stand up paddle board and water ski rentals, the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks has it all! Check out what you can rent this summer.


Iguana Watersports is proud to offer you brand new Hurricane deckboats. These boats have wide-body hulls that carry the full beam of the boat through the bow, giving you more comfortable seating and plenty of storage. And the hull design gets you on plane quickly with a smooth ride and shallow draft. That means responsive handling, a smooth ride, and incredible fuel efficiency. These boats have 250 hp Mercury O/B engines, Sony speakers, CD player, USB hook up, plush seats, and sun canopy. What else could you need for a great day out on the lake?


Get ready for the perfect weekend of fun in the sun in our new premium class of speedboats. Extra comforts like power & tilt steering, premium sound system, and swim platform come standard. Our speedboat fleet will consist of Rinkers and Cruisers Sport Series (or a comparable boat). Great boats for tubing or skiing with the family.

Fishing Boats

Our 18ft All Purpose fishing boats allow you to get the most out of fishing. They’re great for pursuing walleye in rough waters and still agile enough to fish bass through the coves. Think of them as the SUVs of fish boats. Seats up to 4 passengers and is complete with live well, trolling motor, and fish finder.

SweetWater Tritoon

Our Premium Tritoon, the Sweetwater Tritoon, is loaded up with features and has all the performance you want. You get an unmatched ride and the ability to put up to 150 horsepower if you want to rock and roll. Other features included are power steering, high-backed/ reclining captain’s chair, and social rear swim platform.

Double Decker Sweetwater Tritoon

With room for up to 16 people, this boat is perfect for the entire family and has extra room to bring friends along too! This double decker Sweetwater provides a great area for entertaining, and with a slide that comes from the reinforced hard top is the perfect watercraft for coving out and enjoying a day out on the Lake. However, with the 200HP Mercury engine, this boat can get you wherever you want to go with speed, so it's not just for coves!

Sea-Doo Spark 

If you’re looking to have fun on the water without spending a lot doing it, then this Sea-Doo is for you. It's the ultimate in affordability, comfort, and performance. Once you’re back to shore, engage the reverse feature and docking becomes effortless.

Sea-Doo GTI

Performance driven design with new spacious seating provides ample opportunity for unforgettable moments in this versatile watercraft. Comes equipped with a night riding option for all day and all-night fun.

Stand Up Paddleboards

Whether you’re looking to chill with friends or get in an early morning workout, paddle boarding is a great way to do it. We’ve got several size boards to choose from. Ask about our bundle packages to save more money.

We've Got Everything You Need

In addition to our fun watercraft rentals, we also rent tubing inflatables, water skis, wake boards and life vests. 

Plan Your Vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks!

We don’t just have fun watercraft rentals. Iguana Watersports also has vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are wanting to start planning your summer vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us at 1-888-365-2399 or visit us online at It’s never too early to start planning your summer vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Are You In The Holiday Spirit?

We are now just a few days away from Christmas and the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks is really feeling the holiday spirit. Presents are wrapped, families will be coming into town and what better way to celebrate the festive holiday season than with some festive fun facts about Christmas. Iguana Boat Sales has put together a list to help you get into the holiday spirit.

Festive Christmas Facts

There are 15,000 tree farms in the United States with over 350 million trees growing. Approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold across the United States every year.

If you add up all of the gifts that were given in the Twelve Days of Christmas it would equal 364 gifts.

The most common Christmas Tree types are a Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Virginia Pine, and White Pine

Each year in the United States over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent.

Each Christmas season, there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santa” across the United States. Every “rent-a-Santa” undergoes seasonal training on how to maintain a jolly attitude under pressure from the public. They also receive advice such as not accepting money from parents while children are looking and to avoid any smelly foods for lunch/dinner.

In 1836, Alabama was the first state to officially recognize Christmas. Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until 1870. Oklahoma was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907.

Christmas trees are usually grown for 15 years before they are cut down and sold.

Engineers that designed the Voyager Space Mission planned things out so it would avoid planetary encounters during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States in 1962.

Some zoos accept donated Christmas trees as food for their animals.

Nearly all of the most popular Christmas songs including “Winter Wonderland’, ‘Chestnuts roasting…’, and ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” were written by Jewish people.

An artificial Christmas tree would have to be reused for more than 20 years to be “greener” than buying a fresh-cut tree annually.

Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner, thanks to a successful marketing campaign over 40 years ago.

Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the United States annually.

Merry Christmas From Iguana Boat Sales

The team at Iguana Boat Sales wants to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! If you are needing a few last-minute gifts, swing by the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have everything to make sure summer 2018 is one to remember. 

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, December 15, 2017

See You At The Overland Park Boat Show!

January 4th-7th is like Christmas all over again for boaters! That’s right, that’s the weekend of the Overland Park Boat Show. The Overland Park Boat Show is the biggest boat show in the Kansas City area. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association (LOMDA) brings the best marine dealers at the Lake of the Ozarks to the heart of Kansas City. What better way to start the new year than at one of the best boat shows? Lucky for you, the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks will be a vendor at the show. This is one boat show you won’t want to miss! Check out all the details below.

The Overland Park Boat Show

This is the premiere show for boating enthusiasts all over the Midwest. See the latest in 2018 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, tritoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, and all boating accessories at Kansas City’s largest boat show.

The Overland Park Boat Show will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center from January 4th, 2018 to January 7th, 2018. The hours are:
Thursday, January 4 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, January 5 12:00pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, January 6 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, January 7 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost of Admission
Adults - $9.00
Children Age 6-12 - $5.00
Children 5 & Under – Free

Your admission to the boat show gives back to the community. $1.00 of each paid Adult admission is donated to Kids’ Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

Exhibitors and Vendors
There will be almost 60 companies representing their brands at the Overland Park Boat Show, but Iguana Boat Sales will stand apart as the best boat dealership in Mid-Missouri. Our expert sales staff will be there to answer all the different aspects that go along with owning a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, including but not limited to, dock installation, boat and dock security, boat loan applications, and the process of purchasing a boat. You won’t want to miss the opportunities at this boat show!

LOMDA has many ways to stay up to date and connected in the boating community. You can join their mailing list for newsletters, and you can “like” their Facebook page. Both of these will keep you regularly updated on information regarding their boat shows and other events.

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Find Iguana Boat Sales At The Show

Iguana Boat Sales represents the best brands in boating at the Lake of the Ozarks. The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks will be showcasing a wide assortment of our accessories as an exhibitor at the first boat show of 2018. Come enjoy this experience for yourself, we hope to see you there! 

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO