Friday, March 16, 2018

Should You Buy a New or Used Boat?

When you decide to purchase a boat from the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a few questions that usually come to mind. One of the main questions you may ask yourself is whether you want to purchase a new or used boat. That’s a tough question to answer, especially for a first-time boat buyer, so Iguana Boat Sales has put together a list of some advantages and disadvantages of buying new vs. used boats.

Advantages of Buying New

When you buy new, you can buy exactly what you want. When buying a new boat, you have the option of the design, style, features, and gears. For the most part, you can choose what layout, extras, upholstery colors and on some boats, you can even choose the hull color.

You’ll have the manufacturer’s warranty. Just like with cars, boats will occasionally break down or have issues. If anything does go wrong, you are entitled to all the warranty coverage and manufacturer’s support.

When buying a new boat at the largest boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will have support, not just when you buy the boat, but throughout the years of ownership.

Disadvantages to Buying New

The biggest disadvantage to buying a new boat is cost. Similar used boats could be cheaper than the newer versions.

Unless you are buying a stock boat, you may have to wait for your boat to be built, shipped, and delivered.

Depreciation is also a big disadvantage to buying a new boat. Similar to buying a car, the minute you purchase it, it becomes “used,” and therefore the value drops significantly.

Advantages of Buying Used

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. Sometimes with pre-owned boats, the seller is willing to trade for their boat.

Any initial issues in the boat or motor have likely been dealt with, although you may hire a marine surveyor, to look over the boat prior to purchase. When buying a used boat, you are looking at the exact boat you are purchasing. That means that any test drive will be on the boat you’ll potentially own. Also, you do not have to wait to own it, you could theoretically take it out on the water the day you buy it.

Disadvantages to Buying Used

Used boats may require more maintenance. Even with a good survey, there could possibly be unforeseen problems. Another thing to keep in mind is the older a boat, the more general wear and tear it will have.

Often times used boats do not come with warranties or service support. However, Iguana Boat Sales does have a service department if anything does go wrong with the pre-owned or brokerage boat you bought.

You may not know the full history of the boat. If you are buying a used boat from anyone other than the first owner, then it is possible that something has happened to the boat that the current owner doesn’t know about.

Buy Your New or Used Boat at Iguana Boat Sales!

When buying a new or used boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, choose the boat that fits your lifestyle the best. Whether it is pre-owned or new, Iguana Boat Sales has selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality, and value. As the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we sell new and pre-owned boats. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach or our website to check out our current inventory.

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Best Of Iguana!

Lake Lifestyles' "Best of the Lake" is in the final round of voting, and Iguana has been nominated in several different categories. Over the last several years, Iguana has grown into not only a boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, but a corporation that can assist any lake lover with watercraft rentals, boat sales, vacation rentals, camping stays, dock & rip rap, and commercial rentals. The goal of Iguana is to make your life or vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks full of fun and a lifetime of memories. Voting takes place now through March 9th, and here are the categories Iguana has been nominated in for "Best of the Lake."

Best Boat Dealer

Iguana started our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealership with one goal in mind, and that is 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. Our boat gurus can help you select the best boat for your lifestyle from our exclusive collection of Cruisers Yachts, Cruisers Sport Series, Axis, Malibu, Rinker, Hurricane, AquaPatio, Sweetwater, SanPan, and PolarKraft.

Best Boat/Jet Ski Rental

If you are looking for some fun on the water during your Lake of the Ozarks vacation, Iguana Watersports can help! Our watersport rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has rentals that the entire family can enjoy. If a PWC is your style, rent a Sea-Doo Spark or GTI for the day. You can also cruise through the Lake by renting one of our speedboats or deckboats. If you're bringing the entire family and some friends, our pontoons and party boats can hold up to 12 people and are perfect for a fun and entertaining day on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Best Watersports Equipment Suppliers

In addition to watercraft rentals, Iguana Watersports also has water toy rentals! Our stand-up paddle boards are a great way to chill with friends or get in an early morning workout. Tubing can make a fun day out on the Lake even more exciting, but that's not all! We also rent out waterskis and wakeboards! So, no matter what you are looking for, we can help make your day out on the Lake even better.  

Best Docks

When you own a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to make sure your investment is protected. At Iguana Rip Rap, our docks are 100 percent customized to meet your needs. We care about your docks as much as you do, which is why all of our designs are engineer certified. We understand that your residential dock is a huge investment so we will be there for you every step of the way, even after it's installed! Iguana Rip Rap also specializes in dock modifications and repair. With over 20 years of combined experience, we take pride in our craftsmanship, reliability and turnaround time. Our certified welders are equipped with the knowledge and experience to complete any repair.

Iguana Boat Sales

Our goal at Iguana is to make sure you have the best possible time at the Lake of the Ozarks whether you are just visiting or if you live at the Lake year-round. We are honored to be nominated in so many different categories, and we would greatly appreciate your votes. You can vote for who you think is the best of the best at now through March 9th.

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, March 2, 2018

Stay Safe This Boating Season

Boating season at Lake of the Ozarks is almost here! Iguana Boat Sales is excited to get back out on the water, but we know that one of the most important considerations when getting back on the water is boating safety. Whether you have your own boat or will be using the best boat rental company at Lake of the Ozarks, safety on the water is the obligation of all boaters. For a safe outing, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has listed some tips to be a responsible captain:

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Get Educated and Licensed

If you are new to boating and plan on renting or purchasing a boat from the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks this season, there are a few requirements for operating a vessel on a Missouri lake. Every person born after January 1, 1984, is required to possess a boating safety identification card issued by The Missouri State Water Patrol. The safety education course can be taken online or classes are offered in Sunrise Beach. You do not have to be a Missouri resident to get licensed.

Before You Leave the Dock

Prepare a checklist of the items that you need on your boat before you take off. Here is a list of recommended items to have on your boat before you leave the dock:
  • Have enough Coast Guard approved life jackets accessible for each person that will be on the boat? Missouri law requires children under the age of seven to be wearing a life jacket whenever they are on a boat unless they are in a cabin area of a cruiser or houseboat.
  • If your vessel is longer than 16', have a throw-able device.
  • Carry a sound producing device, such as a horn in case of emergency.
  • Make sure your boat is equipped with fire extinguishers.
  • From sunset to sunrise, navigational lights are required. Double check these are in working order if you plan to go out after dark.
  • Your boat registration should be current and kept on board.
  • The boating identification card should be kept in your possession while operating a boat.

Be Smart On the Water

Boating is easily one of the most popular activities at Lake of the Ozarks and needs to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, lack of responsibility can lead to boating incidents and drownings. Boating while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and alcohol are violations of the law and can bring some serious consequences.

Know Your Missouri Boating Responsibilities

To stay up to date on laws governing boating and safe boat operation, obtain a copy of The Handbook of Missouri Laws and Responsibilities. This is the official boating handbook provided by the Missouri Water Patrol. The booklet can be purchased from the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Topics include:

  • Vessel Basics
  • Navigation Rules
  • Nighttime Navigation
  • Emergencies
  • Personal Watercraft (PWCs)
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • Required Equipment
  • Skiing
  • And much more

Your Boating Resource 

The Iguana team doesn't just carry boats, we understand the needs of boaters and know safety is a big factor in having an enjoyable time on the water. Whether you plan to buy or rent watercraft at Lake of the Ozarks this season, we can help you find exactly what you need. Iguana Boat Rentals has a large selection of fishing boats to luxury cruisers. If you are ready to take that next step, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has some of the best boat brands, offering the right combination of price, quality, and value. Visit our website or stop by our showroom to see how we can help you.

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Used Boats At Iguana Boat Sales

If you’re looking to buy a boat, now is a great time! Boating season is just around the corner and it’s important to make sure that you’re ready to get out on the Lake when the time comes. If you're not wanting a brand-new boat, no problem! We have many great used boats available for sale, so come into the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks to find the boat that’s perfect for you. At Iguana Boat Sales, our mission is to help you find the perfect boat for your family to make memories on.

34’ Regal 3350 Cuddy ~ $115,000

This Regal 3350 is a like new, one owner boat, that’s been babied since purchased new here at the Lake of the Ozarks. It’s loaded with options and shows like new. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own this amazing boat! This 3350 is perfect for hosting family and friends with large wrap around U-shaped seating and two reclining sun lounges for those that want to soak up the sun. A port refreshment center is equipped with all the necessities; large counter tops, gas grill, a 36-quart Igloo cooler and a deep sink. Until you feel and experience the volume of space and the opportunity for entertaining aboard the 3350, you’ve simply been missing the boat.

Warranty: Lifetime
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
Beam: 11 ft. 4 in.
Minimum Draft: 1 ft. 9 in.
Maximum Draft: 2 ft. 11 in.
Bridge Clearance: 7 ft. 0 in.
Dry Weight: 11,400 lbs.

21’ Sea Doo 21 Wakesetter ~ $32,995

Just in on trade is this nice 2012 Sea-Doo 210 Wake. This jet boat is awesome. Red and black graphics, snap in carpet, in-floor storage locker, wakeboard tower with speakers and board racks, walk-thru transom, bimini, and so much more.

LOA: 21 ft.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.

23’ Malibu 23LSV ~ $99,530

Just in on trade is this loaded 2016 Malibu 23LSV. This boat was optioned out with Wet Sounds speakers, subs, and amps, along with the Monsoon 575 engine, additional fat sack ballast, and so much more. This boat has been very well taken care of and probably won’t last long. Don’t miss out on this beauty!

LOA: 23’
Hours: 76
HP: 575

40’ Afina 3950 ~ $374,000

The Afina’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.

The Afina 3950 is the ultimate expression of our challenge to the status quo. Instead of simply following a checklist, we decided to completely re-imagine what a boat should be. The Afina’s Grandview CabinTM features a spectacular panoramic view, power side windows, and a fully retractable roof. This perfect combination provides an unparalleled experience with nature and full comfort control in a matter of seconds.
It’s one level deck creates an environment that is comfortable for all – and there’s not a bad seat anywhere. Featuring technology so advanced, it’s possible for a novice to navigate like a pro in no time at all.

Length: 39 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 11 ft.
Approx. Dry Weight: 18500 lbs.
Bridge Clearance: 13 ft.
Fuel Capacity: 200 gal.
Passengers: 18
Fresh Water Capacity: 45 gal.
Waste Water Capacity: 34 gal.

Your Lake of the Ozarks Boat Dealer 

We have many new and used boats in stock! Stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks to see all of the amazing boats we have. There is no better time than now to buy a boat from Iguana Boat Sales. These boats won’t last long, so come in and see us! We look forward to helping you find the perfect boat that fits your needs. 

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, February 16, 2018

Find Malibu Boats At Iguana

When it comes down to buying a boat, there are many different brands to choose from. Lucky for you, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks only carries the best brands in boating. Every brand we carry creates high-quality and premium watercraft. Iguana Boat Sales is featuring Malibu boats this week and we are proud to showcase their stunning watercraft. Boating season will be here before you know and now is the time to prepare. If you’re in the market for a new boat, come visit us and let us help you find your dream boat.

Malibu Boats

Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats. They have been creating stunning and innovative watercraft for decades. They are noted for designing the first onboard computer system for boats, creating (and redesigning) the Power Wedge hydrofoil, the industry’s first wake-maximizing hull, and Surf Gate, which changed the face of wakeboarding forever.
Malibu Boats Mission – Build the best boat possible. Enjoy the workplace. Give your owner the best value.

Malibu Boats At Iguana

Iguana Boat Sales has a few different Malibu Boats for sale. Check them out below!

25’ Malibu 25 LSV
The 25’ Malibu 25 LSV is designed for watersports and adrenaline enthusiasts. When the pro wakeboarders said that this boat kicks up the biggest and cleanest wakes and waves they’ve ever seen, they weren’t kidding. This boat comes with an integrate surf platform, and a command center so the driver has complete control over the watercraft. It has a rear facing camera system which allows the driver to see everything that is going on behind them.

23’ Malibu 23 Wakesetter
This is a smaller version of the 25’ LSV. It’s the same exact boat just with a smaller frame. Don’t let its smaller size fool you, this watercraft brings incredible power, performance, and pricing to the table. There’s a reason this is Malibu’s all-time best-selling boat.

Record-Setting Boats
Malibu Boats has a longstanding mark for setting the bar high and breaking their own records. The Malibu Response TXI is known for putting out flat, perfect wakes. If you are wanting a boat that is designed for all watersports, check out the M-series M235. This is Malibu’s finest creation, combining all of their wake enhancing technology and the most luxurious trim and interior. This leviathan seats 17 people, making it perfect for your entire wakeboarding group.

Come Find Your Next Boat At Iguana

The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has a boat for everyone. If you are wanting a watercraft that is designed for an exciting and action-filled summer, our knowledgeable sales team can help you pick out the perfect Malibu boat for you. If you are looking for something different, Iguana Boat Sales can help you find the boat to fit your needs. Boating season will be here before you know it, make sure you’re ready!

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Find Iguana At The Upcoming Boat Shows

As we get closer and closer to summer – thank goodness – it’s important to start planning and making sure you are prepared to spend your days out on the Lake. If you’re searching for that perfect boat, you’re in luck. Iguana Boat Sales has a few upcoming boat shows. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be showcasing the best brands in boating at these shows. Come out and see the latest in cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, pontoons, ski boats, and PWC all in one place. All the information you need for the shows can be found below. We hope to see you there!

St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

When: February 8th – 11th, 2018.
Where: America’s Center & The Dome
Dates & Hours:
Thursday, February 8th – 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, February 9th – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 10th – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 11th – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets: Adults are $12 | Children ages 12 & younger are free with a paying adult.

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St. Charles Boat Show

When: March 8th – 11th, 2018.
Where: St. Charles Convention Center
Dates & Hours:
Thursday, March 8th – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 9th – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 10th – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 11th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets: Adults are $9.00 | Children 6- 12 are $5.00 | Children 5 & under are free.
*$1.00 of each paid adult admission is donated to Kids’ Harbor Child Advocacy Center.

The best boat dealer in Mid-Missouri will be an exhibitor at both boat shows. Our team of experts will be showing off some of the best boats we have to offer for the new year. We will be there to answer any questions you may have and to help you find your dream boat.

Come See Iguana Boat Sales

Iguana Boat Sales represents the best brands in boating. Come find us at one or both boat shows to see the wide assortment of boats we will be showcasing at both the St. Louis and St. Charles boat shows. Come out and see why we are the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO