Thursday, January 7, 2016

3 Things to Consider When Buying/Renting a Boat From Iguana

At the best boat dealership at Lake of the Ozarkswe also have boat rental options available! You can check out your renting options at Many people wonder if it’s better to rent your Lake of the Ozarks boat, or to buy one. What determines whether you should rent or buy a boat? Here is a list of things to consider if you are stuck between buying and renting a boat at Lake of the Ozarks!

Party Boat at Iguana Watersports

How Often Do You Get on the Water?

If you are a seasoned Lake of the Ozarks' veteran, you'll know that the boating season generally falls between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, give or take a few weeks. If you get on the water weekly, renting a boat can get costly. At the same time, if you are only able to get out on the water a few times during the season, purchasing a boat can be a sunk cost. You'll spend more time with upkeeps such as winterization/de-winterization than on the water, making renting a much more cost-effective option.

Where do you get on the Water?

If you are an exclusive Lake of the Ozarks' boater, then owning your own boat may be best. You know the seasons, and when the best boating events occur. Buying a boat and keeping it stored at the Lake may be your best option. If you wish to have a boat that can handle a larger amount of people than your boat can safely handle or want to get experienced on the water before purchasing a boat, then renting may be for you.  Hauling a boat and trailer to and from your home or the marina it's kept at is an often overlooked cost of buying a boat. By utilizing Iguana Watersports at Lake of the Ozarks, you can show up, rent the boat that suits you and the occasion, and launch off into a great time. 

2014 Hurricane Deck Boat

The Price Difference

Buying a boat is similar to buying any other vehicle. There are costs such as the boat mortgage payment, fuel, insurance, and maintenance/storage costs. This is a recreational vehicle that will need to be maintained in the off-season unless you have proper storage for it at home. Averaged over the year, these costs can seem high for someone who doesn't get on the water very often. 

Rinker 310 Express Cruiser
On the other side, renting a boat costs significantly less. You pay for the boat and the fuel you use, and a deposit in case incidents occur. That's it, enjoy your watercraft for the rental period and when you're done, it's turned in. No hassle, not extra costs. 

Rent or Buy Your Next Boat at Iguana!

Renting vs. buying a boat at Lake of the Ozarks is highly debated - which one should you choose? We recommend stopping by our showroom and talking with our experienced sales staff. They will listen to your goals and give you the best advice on whether you should rent or if it's time to consider getting that Rinker 310 Express Cruiser you've been dreaming of. Our team will take their time and get to know you while recommending the best available options to fit your needs. Come down to Iguana Boat Sales and let our team handle the rest!

If you have decided on renting a boat this season, visit to see the great selection of watercraft we have available. You can choose from one of our fantastic speedboats for waterskiing, our top fishing boats, a party boat for the large crowd, or one of our PWC’s to cruise the lake in style. The season is not that far away, so contact us now for your reservation!

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