Friday, November 27, 2015

Getting to Know Your Iguana Sales Staff

Iguana has a top notch sales staff at the Lake and we want you to get to know them.  The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks has an atmosphere that’s not only fun for the staff ut exciting for the customers as well. We've asked some of our sales team to introduce themselves so all of our customers can get a feel for the people that make us the best in boat sales at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Austin French - Sales Staff

Austin worked for Iguana in the rental division before moving to the boat sales side of Iguana. Originally born in Iowa, Austin moved to Missouri and then the Lake after going to college at Northwest Missouri State University.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Iguana as a boat salesman?

A: The favorite part of my job is when I find the perfect boat for someone and get to experience their excitement during the test drive.

Q: What do you think your customers should know?

A: Our goal is to make sure that every customer has an enjoyable buying experience, whether it's a jet ski or a yacht.

Steve Hardway - Sales Staff

Steve was practically born on the water. He's been boating all his life and is into outdoor activities along with the lake life.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I enjoy bicycling, canoeing, archery, woodworking, and of course, boating.

Q: What should customers at Iguana know about the sales team?

A: They should know how much we care for boating and their enjoyment on the water. Iguana will help them with the variety of fun, relaxing, and memorable moments you can have on the water as well. 

Q: Which one of Iguana's brands do you prefer?

A: Hurricane boats are one of my favorites!

Q: What is the best thing about being on the Lake?

A: I love relaxing as the boat rocks.

Jacob Calhoun - Sales Staff

Jacob is a homegrown Missourian. He grew up in Kansas City and quickly found his way down to Lake of the Ozarks. When asked how he became involved with Iguana Boat Sales he answered, "I have always loved the boating industry, and when the opportunity arose to work for the best boat dealership at the lake, that made my decision easy."

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

A: The most rewarding part of my job is hearing the stories and how much fun my clients have on the boats they have purchased.

Q: What is your favorite pastime here at the Lake of the Ozarks?

A: I’m an avid fisherman; I go out and fish every chance I get. I also golf and love to play poker.

Q: What should customers know walking into Iguana's Showroom?

A: Buying a boat should be fun. Our goal here is to have fun, and we go out of our way to make sure every one of our clients has an exceptional experience.

Q: Do you have a preferred brand that Iguana sells?

A: Cruisers Yachts is really impressive. The quality, style, and outside the box designs definitely deserve a look from anyone looking to get into a boat. Cruisers Yachts is the best, whether it’s a 20ft open bow or a 60ft yacht.

Q: Do you have a preferred vacation destination?

A: I’ve always wanted to take a trip to lake El Salto in Mexico. I hear the fishing is incredible!

The Sales Team at Iguana Boat Sales are all about the Customers!

These three salesmen represent the best boat dealership in Mid-Missouri. The common theme between them is their desire to see the satisfaction from customers as they leave the showroom with a boat. When you come to Iguana, let our sales team show you how passionate they are about boating and how much they love the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Iguana: The Lake's Exclusive Dealer in Rinker & Cruisers Yachts Brands

Well-known brands, such as Rinker and Cruisers Yachts, are exclusively sold only by top-tier watercraft dealers. The Lake of the Ozarks' best boat dealership is the only boat dealership in the Lake area that is authorized to sell Rinker and Cruisers Yachts brands. These two companies have been a constant in the watercraft world, impressing everyone with their incredible and beautifully designed vessels. Iguana invites you to see why we chose to represent the best brands in boat sales at the Lake of the Ozarks.

About The Brands

Cruisers Yachts

Cruisers Yachts started 111 years ago under the name Thompson Bros. Manufacturing Company. Though its name has changed a few times, the company has continued to perfect its concept of what makes a premium quality boat throughout the decades. The company name Cruisers Yachts was established in 1993, and they have been creating mid-sized to luxury-sized yachts ever since. From their origins in wooden boat crafting to the modern era of yacht production, Cruisers Yachts has carved a wake in the premier boating industry of the 21st century.


Rinker is the oldest American boat brand in continuous production. Since their humble beginning in the workshop of an Indiana dairy farmer in the 1930's, Rinker has become an ultimate authority on what it takes to make a great boat. Known for producing the "best-boat-for-the-money," Rinker has garnered international attention as one of the best boating brands in the industry.

Premium Designs for Premium Boats

Cruisers Yachts

Cruisers Yachts has several key designs that set it apart from the other brands, including:
  • Stylish UltraLeather Brisa© interior seating for an aesthetic and comfortable, yet easy to maintain, surface.
  • Walk-through windshields in the 30' - 54' Express and Sports Coupe models, allowing for easy loading/unloading and a perfect layout for sunbathing.
  • Premium interior accessories, such as beautiful stainless steel sinks and designer fixtures. 
  • Hand-finished cherry or wenge wood surfaces that add warmth and elegance to the interior environment.
  • Elite Volvo Penta IPS engine complete with the new and intuitive "joystick" handling for docking, allowing for total control over the Yacht without sacrificing any power.


Rinker excels by taking optional accessories and incorporating them into their standard design. The Express Cruisers and Captiva Series offer premium features at an exceptional value. Some of the elements you can find in a Rinker vessel include:
  • Brazilwood cabinetry for a pristine and stylish interior.
  • Bluetooth sound system to wirelessly stream your favorite music.
  • Illuminated engine compartment for unhindered engine visibility.
  • Walk-through transom entrance for easy access on and off the boat.
  • Windshield with tinted safety glass for increased sun protection.

Find Your Luxury Cruiser at Iguana Boat Sales

Boating connoisseurs agree that all boats should be luxurious, and no one exemplifies this better than Rinker and Cruisers Yachts. As the #1 boat dealer in Missouri, we are proud to carry the title of exclusive dealer for both Rinker and Cruisers Yachts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come see the best Cruisers Yachts boat dealer in Missouri for your new yacht today. We look forward to seeing you at our showroom in Osage Beach!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

3 Reasons to Let Iguana Winterize your Boat!

Winter is almost here and if you have not already winterized your Lake of the Ozarks boat or PWC, Iguana is here to help!  The cold weather can cause problems with your boat, and freezing temperatures can rupture lines and cause engine damage. Fortunately, your #1 boat dealer in Missouri offers boat winterization services at the Lake of the Ozarks to prevent your boat from becoming damaged by cold weather. Here are some of the things we do to protect your watercraft.

1. Drain and Replace the Fresh Water System with Antifreeze.

Larger boats, like our Cruisers Yachts line, have fresh water lines that run all the fresh water on the boat. This includes the sinks, bathrooms, water heater, and waste holding tanks. If there are lines that hold water, we'll need to flush them out to prevent possible damage over the winter. Our service crew will check the boat's manual to verify which products we can use to replace the water. Generally, a non-toxic antifreeze can be used in the onboard water heater and all lines to any faucets or drains, including the bathroom. The antifreeze is used  to flush the water out of the system and help protect the water lines.

2. Remove Water from the Boat Engine.

When storing your boat for the winter, it's important to get all the water out of the engine. This includes hose lines, the engine block, and exhaust manifolds. The goal is to prevent water from freezing/expanding which can cause cracks and leaks in the components of the engine. We will flush the systems with antifreeze to protect your engine from the winter weather. Additionally, we will make sure the transmission fluid is full and also check the closed coolant system to make sure it's able to withstand the winter. Finally, we will wipe the engine down and clean it using fogging oil to keep the shine and protect the exterior of the engine.

3. Keep the Fuel Tank 75% Full.

Filling up the tank 3/4 full before you put away the boat is important for a couple different reasons. Keeping it full fills the vacuum, preventing any water from condensing in the tank. We recommend holding the tank at 75%, so the fuel has room to expand on a warmer day without spilling through the vent and all over the boat. Some boat experts believe that fuel with ethanol may spoil over the winter; they recommend adding a fuel stabilizer to prevent any issues.

Don't let the process of winterizing your boat overwhelm you! With the best boat service crew at the Lake of the Ozarks, your watercraft will be well-protected from the winter elements. Our service department will winterize ANY watercraft, from PWC to yachts. They work by appointment, so call Rick at our office today and get your boat ready for the winter at the Lake. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Iguana Watersports and Boat Sales - #1 in Boats at the Lake

Welcome to the Iguana Watersports & Boat Sales Blog

Iguana Watersports and Boat Sales is Missouri's best boat company. We are the premier boating company in the Midwest, offering the finest in new boat sales and watercraft rentals. The Lake of the Ozarks offers one of the best boating lakes in the United States and you can find your perfect boat or watercraft at Iguana. We offer new boats, ranging from luxury yachts to personal watercraft, and we also offer the best rental watercraft at the Lake. Our weekly blog will feature everything Iguana has to offer both in boat sales and watercraft rentals. Subscribe to our blog to stay informed about the great boats we are offering for sale, watercraft rental specials, events at the lake, industry news, and answers to many of your questions about buying or renting a boat at Lake of the Ozarks.

Iguana has the Best Brands in Boating

We are the exclusive dealer in Cruisers Yachts, as well as the Cruisers Sports Series. We offer several other varieties including Sanpan, Hurricane, Sweetwater, Rinker, Malibu, Aqua Patio, and PolarKraft. In addition to selling these incredible watercraft, we also rent out Sea-Doos, Party Barges, Speedboats, Deckboats and more.

Iguana has the Most Fun on the Water

Our Watersports rental locations have rentals for the entire family. If a PWC is your style, Rent a Sea Doo Spark or a GTI for the day or cruise the Lake on our speedboats or deckboats. If you're feeling a little adventurous, we highly recommend a session with our exclusive hoverboard and flyboard equipment. Once you've experienced flying through the water on one of our rentals, you'll never forget your vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Where Are We Located

We have 3 separate locations for boat and jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks and our beautiful new boat showroom features all of the top 2016 lines. Our locations are:

Iguana WaterSports

Iguana Headquarters
1360 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(on the strip, 1MM.)
(573) 365-7354
Iguana @ North Shore
30703 Rustic Road
Rocky Mount, MO 65072
(North Shore of the Lake, 5.5MM)
(573) 552-8027
Iguana @ Sunset Beach Resort
4430 Sunset Dr.
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-5118

 Iguana Boat Sales

Iguana Showroom
4363 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 335-5027

Iguana is the Best in the Business

Iguana is the top boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks for Cruisers Yachts. Our showroom has the experts to guide you through the process of choosing the perfect boat and walk you through the purchasing process. Come on out and see what makes us stand apart from the rest of the Lake of the Ozarks boat dealers.

If you're out driving be sure to stop by to see all the new boats we have to offer or give us a call at (573) 355-5027. We also offer a great inventory of used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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