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.

To join their newsletter – http://bit.ly/LOMDA-Newsletter
To “like” their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/overlandparkboatshow

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! 


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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, December 8, 2017

The 411 on the Boater's Safety Certification

Whether you own your own boat or you're renting from the best watercraft rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks, all boat operators are required to successfully pass the Missouri Boater Education class and test. Safety is the foundation for a fun day out on the water. The Lake of the Ozarks best boat dealer has all the information you need to know to obtain your boater certification card. However, even if you are not required to obtain a boater certification card, it is never a bad idea to brush up on boating safety, especially if you have just purchased a new boat from Iguana Boat Sales.


Who is required to have a boat certification card?


The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division requires that any person born after January 1, 1984 must successfully complete a NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) approved boating education course before operating any motorized vessel on Missouri lakes (including rentals). The law went into effect for Missouri residents on January 1, 2005, and January 1, 2006, for non-Missouri residents. 

How do I get my boater certification?


First, you must take a NASBLA approved course. This includes courses administered by the Missouri State Highway Patrol - Water Patrol Division, US Coast Guard, US Power Squadrons and Boat-Ed (an online boater education website). The Water Patrol Division offers classes around the state of Missouri at various times and locations. To find class times and locations, visit https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/WP02Web/app/safetyEdClasses



Who can take the boater education course?


Anyone wanting to operate a boat or personal watercraft should take a boater education course. There is no age limit on who can take the course, however, that person should be able to follow the course material and understand its meaning. Missouri law states that boat operators must be 14 years or older unless accompanied by an adult. Anyone born after January 1, 1984, also must carry their boater certification card and a photo ID. 



Is a boater education card needed to rent a boat/PWC?


Yes, the law applies to anyone operating the vessel whether it is owned or rented. 

Are old cards still valid?


Yes, old cardstock cards are still valid, however, it is recommended to laminate the card or place it in a waterproof container to keep it from getting wet. Please note, all records related to education courses prior to 1999 were purged. If you have lost your card and it was completed prior to 1999, it is required to take another course and purchase a new card. 

Safe Boating 


Although it is not boating season, now is the perfect time to brush up on your boating safety and complete the boating education courses, if you have not done so already. We love our customers and their safety is a priority for us. The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks recommends that everyone take education classes prior to purchasing and operating a boat. We want to make sure that when you purchase a boat from Iguana Boat Sales that you can enjoy it for years to comes, which means practicing safe boating and learning the rules of the water. 


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Friday, December 1, 2017

Keep Your Dock Safe This Winter

Winter at the Lake of the Ozarks can take a toll on docks with heavy snow and frozen-over covers. Iguana Boat Sales wants dock owners to know that there are steps they can take to ensure their dock is protected throughout the winter weather. To make sure your new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks has a home next summer, follow these tips from the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photo courtesy of www.FunLake.com 

Check Your Dock


Before the winter weather hits, it’s important to closely inspect your dock and to make any minor repairs. You should check your lift to make sure there aren’t any weak spots. If you’re unsure of what to look for, you should consider hiring a professional to inspect your dock. This is also a great time to clean the surface of your dock. Remove any dirt, debris, algae or fungus. After you clean the surface, you can check the wood’s surface to see if you need to resurface it. You can also apply a de-icer to prevent any winter ice from damaging the wood.

Be Aware of Wires


Snow and ice storms throughout the winter can cause electrical damage within your dock. Wind is also another factor you need to watch out for. It’s important to be cautious and aware when dealing with wires – you should treat them as if they are live, even if the power is not on. If your dock experiences electrical damage, it’s best to shut the power off and contact a professional. A professional electrician came come out and inspect your dock and determine whether or not it’s safe.

Snow & Ice Removal


If you decide to remove any snow or ice from your dock yourself, it’s important to be extra careful when doing so because it can be dangerous. Not only could you slip and fall into the freezing water, but the added weight from the snow and/or ice could cause any part of the dock to collapse. 

Make Sure Your Dock Is Secure


Winter weather of any kind can be hard on your dock. If your dock is not secured enough, large chunks of ice could damage it, make it crash into the shore, or even cause your dock to break free. It’s important to inspect your hardware and make sure everything is secure. Icy conditions can weaken dock cables which means you may need to repair or replace them once spring rolls around.

Your Lake of the Ozarks Boat Dealer


Winter weather may be hard on your dock, but hopefully, these tips will help protect your dock through winter to provide you with a summer full of fun. If you are needing a new boat, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks can help! Our knowledgeable staff at Iguana Boat Sales can help you find the perfect boat to suit your lifestyle. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach or our website to see what boats we have available. We look forward to helping you prepare for a great summer! 


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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Black Friday Shopping @ Iguana Boat Sales

It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping season! For those who haven’t even started thinking about their holiday shopping lists, now is the time. Black Friday is just days away and what better place to shop than Iguana Boat Sales? Friday, November 24 is the day where you can get all of your shopping done for the boat lovers in your life. And why you’re at it, why not pick up a few items for yourself? The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be having great deals on some summer essentials. Check out some of the deals below!



Retail Store


Did you know, at Iguana Boat Sales, you can find more than just used and new boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. We carry everything you need for a summer full of adventure. Here are a few of the items you can find at Iguana Boat Sales:
  • Life jackets
  • Water wings
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Water toys
  • Wakeboards
  • Sea Scooters
  • iFloats
  • and more!

Besides all of the fun items, we also carry everything you need to take care of your boat. Everything from lights to oil filters, you can get everything you need.


Black Friday Specials


20% off water toys. Now is the best time to prepare for summer 2018 and what better way to do that than update or get brand new water toys. Everything from iFloats to Sea Scooters and Wakeboards. Come in and take advantage of this awesome sale! 

Happy Thanksgiving From Iguana Boat Sales


Black Friday is just around the corner and the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks is having a sale you won’t want to miss. Come see us and take advantage of our sale on water toys. Now is a great time to prepare for summer 2018. Iguana Boat Sales wants to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. 



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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, November 17, 2017

Used Boats At Iguana Boat Sales

If you’re looking to buy a boat, now is the time! Summer might be over, but now is a great time to invest in a boat and get ready for summer 2018. 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. 

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.

WHY THE AFINA?
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.

Specs
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.


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.


Specs
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.


26’ Sea Ray 250 SLX ~ $43,995



Just in is this nice 2006 Sea Ray 250 SLX. Powered by a 496 Mag with Digital Throttle, blue sides with white hull, center walk-through, aft storage under the sun pads, in-floor ski locker, snap in carpet, captain’s call exhaust, Mercury Digital Gauge, sink with storage below, head compartment, and so much more! Boats like these typically sell really fast, so don’t miss out on this one.

Specs
Length: 26 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.

26’ Hurricane 2600 IB – Blue ~ $27,995



Whether you’re tubing, wakeboarding, skiing or just cruising, the SunDeck series has the right model for every active family. Our signature deep-V hull design ensures stability and a smooth, dry ride. And these boats are decked out with spacious layouts, ample storage, a full-width swim deck for easy boarding, and all the room and amenities you need to enjoy an action-packed day on the water.

Specs
LOA: 26 ft. 8 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.

We have many new and used boats in stock! Stop by the Lake of the Ozark’s best boat dealer 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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

We Can Help Finance Your Boat

Are you considering purchasing a new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks? If so, there is a lot more involved then walking into a showroom with determination and leaving there with a brand-new boat. From filling out paperwork to purchasing insurance for this large investment, there are many steps involved in purchasing a boat. The good news? Iguana Boat Sales is here to help! Not only can the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks find you the perfect boat for you, we can also help you finance it. In our blog, we have laid out the process of financing your boat, so you are more prepared.


The Application


Before you even look for the perfect boat, you can figure out your potential loan amount with Iguana’s online credit application. Before filling out the form, you will want to know some details about the boat you’re considering. Those details include the make, model, year, power, optional equipment and other upgrades you might consider.

The total loan amount is derived from:
  • Purchase price
  • Equipment upgrades or any additional accessories
  • Sales tax that must be paid at the time of purchase
  • Registration, title, and any other documentation expenses
  • After filling out all of the paperwork, you will need to sign it. This allows our financial service company to examine your credit to determine your potential loan amount.

Financing


Once you have a loan amount determined, you can then think about financing. There are several lenders available, but there are many advantages to financing your boat through Iguana and our partnered lender.

Some of those advantages include:
  • An established line of trust with our lenders that allow us to give you the best interest rates and a better option for your payment plan.
  • The possibility to attach your extended warranty to your payment.
  • We are patterned with some of the best brands in boating, and this relationship with the manufacturers allows us to give you some great discounts when you purchase one of those select brands.


Brokerage


If you’re wanting to sell your boat, then you’ll want to use the best boat brokerage at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you use Iguana to brokerage your boat, you will get to leverage off of our trusted name, reach, relationships and reputation to get your boat sold quickly. Also, when you list your boat with Iguana Boat Sales, your boat gets advertised across the industry’s most recognized sites. To learn more about our Lake of the Ozarks boat brokerage services, call 573-355-5027.

Boat Insurance


After you purchase your new boat from the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will want to protect that investment with boat insurance. Our partners at Global Marine Insurance can help you search for competitive quotes from major marine insurance carriers.

Let Iguana Help Finance Your New Boat


At Iguana Boat Sales, we know that investing in a new boat is a big decision. To help make this process easier, the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you get your financing in order with our online credit application. Give us a call, or stop in today to see how we can help you find your dream boat. 


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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fall is Fishing Season

If you want to experience some of the best fishing of the year, then it’s best not to put your boat away when the leaves begin to change colors. Although it can be more challenging, fall provides you with a chance to land some big fish. Fish tend to eat more in the fall in anticipation of winter. This is one of the main reasons that fishing is so good during the fall season. Iguana Boat Sales has put together a list of some of the freshwater fish that anglers are after when the weather begins to cool down. If you want to get out on the Lake to fish but need to upgrade your fishing boat, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks can help. Let us help you get out on the water!


Northern Pike


Some people may call it “northern”, “jackfish”, or just “pike”, but one thing that is for sure, fall is the best season to catch them. Pike are stealthy fish and they are patient. They tend to lay and wait until they strike, and they are more aggressive in the fall. Pike have sharp teeth, this allows them to rip through plastic bait – it’s a good idea to make sure you have pliers to remove the lure from a hooked fish. In order to find these fish in the fall, look for aquatic vegetation in deeper water that hasn’t died yet. Pikes are actively looking for cover in the fall.

Where to find: The Northern Pike has a range that is greater than any other freshwater gamefish. Because of this, Pike can be found throughout the northern half of North America including eastern New York, New England, Minnesota, and the Ohio Valley, the Great Lakes basin, and the surrounding states of Nebraska and Missouri.

Largemouth Bass


If you’re on the hunt for some largemouth bass this fall, keep in mind that most of these fish are going to be in shallow water because the lake is cooling off and the water is warmer in the shallow areas. This also means that some of the larger bass that would have been in deeper waters throughout the summer will come closer to the shore. If the water you are fishing in is muddy, you should target water that is no deeper than about four feet. You should also use a lure that is metallic to draw fish in.

Where to find: You can find largemouth bass in many small freshwater lakes, the St. Lawrence, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River), and Mississippi River basins.

Walleye


During the fall months, Walleyes are hungry as they are preparing for winter. Walleye pray on small baitfish like bluegill and perch. These small baitfish will be close to the shore searching for any cover that may still be there. Because of this, you will have the most luck fishing the shoreline when looking for Walleye fish.

Where to find: The Walleye is native to the central portion of North America, from the Rocky Mountain to the Appalachian Mountain chains, ranging as far south as Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Lake of the Ozarks is considered one of the best Walleye fishing spots in Missouri.

Lake of the Ozarks is an ideal location for fall fishing. If you’re wanting to get out on the Lake and catch some fish, make sure you stop by Iguana Boat Sales first. It’s important to have the best gear and that includes a fishing boat. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has all different fishing boats to accommodate your needs. 


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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO