Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stay at the Best Vacation Rental Properties at the Lake of the Ozarks

It is the best time of year to come to the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoy time out on the water. However, you’re probably going to want to spend more than one day here. So, the next question you’ll need to ask yourself is, “where should I stay?” Lucky for you, Iguana Watersports does more than just watercraft rentals, we also have vacation rental properties. Continue reading to learn more about the best vacation rentals at the Lake of theOzarks.

Luxury Cabin

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath lake front cabin has some of the best views of Lake of the Ozarks. The 3 story cabin is right at the water’s edge and includes a large walkout basement with a beautiful patio. There is an additional walk out deck on the 2nd floor, which is perfect for enjoying the beautiful view of the lake. The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen, eating area, living room with a 48” flat screen TV, bathroom and a bedroom with a 28” flat screen. Above the kitchen, there is a beautiful loft bedroom with a view of the lake. The lower level has the other 2 bedrooms, both with TVs, a small living room, the second bathroom, and a fully equipped laundry room with a washer and dryer.

Enjoy a relaxing night out on one of the two desks or spend your time fishing off the dock. Although it is located in natural setting in the back of a cove, it is still close to shopping, golf courses, restaurants, nightlife and other attractions. This rental property is located on the 1 MM of the main channel, close to the Bagnell Dam. This luxury cabin is right next door to Lake of the Ozarks’ best watersport rental company, where we can take care of all your boating needs.

Luxury Condo

This vacation rental provides guests with a spectacular view of the lake. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a spacious living room, beautiful fully-stocked kitchen, large dining area and an open deck with a family-sized grill. The master bedroom overlooks the lake and has an attached master bath that includes a walk-in shower, double vanity and a Jacuzzi tub. This location also includes a full-size laundry room.

Packing is easy when you stay with Iguana Watersports at our cabin or condo locations as they both include all the essentials you need for a relaxing vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks: hairdryers, linens, towels, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, iron/ironing board, laundry detergent, cookware, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, utensils and a place setting for 10. The only things you will need to bring are beach towels, food and drinks.

Tree House

This unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is nestled in the tress and has a gorgeous view of the lake. When you stay at this location, you are minutes from the historic Bagnell Dam Strip that features both shopping and entertainment. If you decide to stay at the Treehouse, Iguana Watersports will offer you 20 percent off all boat and Sea-Doo rentals, which can be waiting for you at the dock when you check-in.

Stay at the Lake of the Ozarks with Iguana Watersports

All Iguana Watersports vacation property locations are within minutes of the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, and close to all the great summer activities at the Lake of the Ozarks. No trip to the Lake area is complete without spending time out on the water, so don’t forget to check out what’s available to rent when you book your Lake of the Ozarks vacation. Visit our website to see what you can rent from Lake of the Ozarks’ best boat rental company

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

9 Tips for Boating with Pets

There is nothing better than spending the day out on the water, except maybe being able to spend that time with your furry companion. Most dogs enjoy the water – unless that water is used for a bath! Dogs have become part of the family, and while we want to bring them with us everywhere, we also want to make sure they are safe. If you do bring your pup with you out on the water, keep in mind these safety tips to ensure a fun-filled day of boating at the Lake of the Ozarks:

1. Invest in a Canine Life Jacket – Most boating stores and pet shops sell life vests for dogs. Although dogs know how to swim, fatigue can cause even the most experienced dogs to drown. Even if your dog doesn’t go swimming, having a life jacket on them is a good idea in case they go overboard.

2. Have a Plan in Place for If They Go Overboard – Accidents happen, so have a plan in case the dog falls overboard, or even jumps off the boat. Make sure everyone on board knows what the plan is to save time in case it has to go into action.

3. Bring Sunscreen – Just like we need sunscreen, some dogs need sunscreen as well. Short haired breeds, such as boxers or any light haired dog, needs protection from the sun.

4. Be Prepared for Accidents – Your dog is going to need a place to relieve himself. If you plan on being out in the water for any length of time, bring lots of paper towels, pet waste bags and cleaning products. Also, be prepared that your dog may become seasick, especially if they are new to boating.

5. Bring a First Aid Kit – Make sure you bring a stocked first aid kit with you, not only for yourself, but for your pet as well. The Humane Society has a list of items that you should keep in your pet’s first-aid kit at all times. If your dog is on any medication, do not forget to bring those out with you too.

6. Keep Your Dog Hydrated – It is important to make sure your dog does not overheat by making sure they have plenty of water. Be sure there is also a place available where they can get some shade.

7. Keep Their First Time Short – It is a good idea to keep your dog’s first boat outing brief so they are able to get used to being out on the water. If they do become sea sick, talk to your vet to see if there is something that can help them out on future trips.

8. Visit the Boat Before Going Out – If your dog is new to the boating world, have them visit the boat before taking off onto the water. It would be a good idea to bring a toy or blanket they use frequently so they have something familiar with them.

9. Use Your Best Judgement – Always use common sense when your dog is on board. Block off areas that are slippery, where your dog could fall. Always know where your dog is at while on board, so you are aware if he needs your help.

Boating with your pups can make the experience even more enjoyable, but it is important that you keep them safe while on the water. If you are looking for a boat – new or previously used – come to the largest boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Iguana Boat Sales has the perfect boat to meet all your needs. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach today, or view our inventory on our website


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Featured Boat Line: Cruisers

Iguana Boat Sales prides ourselves on carrying the best boat brands with the right combination of price, quality and value. When you are buying a boat – whether you are an experienced boat buyer or it's your first time – you want to choose the boat that is right for your lifestyle. Your Lake of the Ozarks boat retailer offers an exclusive collection of Cruisers Yachts and Cruiser Sports Series that can cater to any lifestyle. The prestige and luxury of owning a Cruiser Boat speaks for itself, but let’s take a look at what makes these boats so special.

Luxury Boating Experience

A Cruisers Yacht is as close to paradise as you can get with its unsurpassed quality, style and luxury. These boats are designed with versatility in mind. With a Cruisers Yacht, you will have all you need to relax, play and entertain. Iguana Boat Sales has anything from 33’ – 54’, and the largest inventory available at the Lake of the Ozarks. Recently, Cruisers Yachts showed its largest yacht by presenting the 60 Cantius. 

54’ 540 Sports Coupe

Enjoy the best of both worlds with the 540 Sports Coupe. This 54’ luxury yacht handles just like a sports boat. It has everything you need for a day out on the lake, including wrap-around seating that can accommodate up to 10 guests at a time. The 540 Sports Coupe also features a curved starboard storage, wet bar, Sony TV/DVD and a stylish electric grill, which makes this boat the place to be!

39’ 390 Express Coupe

The 390 Express is truly one of a kind. This boat features the largest cockpit in its class with more than 150 square feet of integrated cockpit and helm space. The plush seating allows you to create the space you need for whatever adventure your yacht takes you on next. Additional adjustable seating converts from split L-shaped seats with a central entry gate to a U-shaped booth seating with a table, to even a lounger which utilizes the filler cushions and the reclining transom backrest. This boat can transform from a place to relax to the perfect place to entertain your guests.

First-Class Speed

You’ll never want to leave the lake with the fast, smooth and stylish design of the Cruisers Sports Series boat. With the comfortability of the speed boat, you won’t have to either!  It’s perfect for a day at the lake with friends and family. If you have a need for speed, this is the boat for you! The Sport Series boats do run smaller, with just the 29’ & 33’ available in our inventory.

33’ 338 Bow Rider

The 338 is the perfect place to entertain family and friends. It features a spacious cockpit, which is perfect for a relaxing day on the water. Shade yourself from the sun with the optional cockpit cover. Escape the heat in the spacious cabin where you can watch TV, eat lunch or just take a break from all the excitement.

29’ 298 Bow Rider

The 298 Bow Rider features comfortable deep bow seating, which is perfect for relaxing. It also features a convenient table for food or drink while socializing with family and friends. This boat has tons of storage located all over, including under the floor, in the bow, and it even has a cooler under the seats.

Boating in Style with Iguana Boat Sales

With the largest selection of new boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, you are sure to find something to fit your needs. Finding the perfect boat for your lifestyle can be a challenging thing, but we can help you find the right boat for you with our expert knowledge. Be sure to visit our showroom in Osage Beach to view our current inventory. We offer private appointments as well - simply call 573-355-5027 to make one today!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Should You Buy a New or Used Boat?

When you decide to purchase a boat from the premiere boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a few questions that usually come to mind. One of those questions could be ‘should I buy a new or pre-owned 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 to Buying 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, even on some boats, you can choose the hull color you want.
  • 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 new 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 to 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, which means 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. In addition, the older a boat is, 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 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. We are the largest boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks selling new and pre-owned boats. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach to check out our current inventory.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Lake of the Ozarks' Lake Race 2016

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Iguana is a proud sponsor of Lake Race 2016, an annual charity event held at Lake of the Ozarks. This four-day event kicks off June 2 with the new Festival of Speed! There will be other family-fun festivities leading all the way up to Race Day on June 4. To finish off the weekend, you can participate in the Lake Race 5K and/or the Lake Race Props and Hoses Fun Run on June 5. Here’s a detailed look at each event taking place this week:

Festival of Speed

Festival of Speed is a new event this year. This street festival will feature speed boats, classic cars, motorcycles, vendors, beer and food tents. There will also be a kid’s area with piggy races, pony rides and a dunk tank.

When: June 2; 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Osage Beach Pkwy West of Grand Glaize Bridge; 1000 Osage Beach Pkwy

Lake Race Meet & Greet Street Party

Race fans will be able to meet the drivers and get up close to the boats. There will be entertainment and a Kid’s Zone!

When: June 3; 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Where: On the Bagnell Dam Strip

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Race Day!

June 4

Opening Ceremony

When: 10:40 a.m.

Where: Beavers at the Dam

OPA Sanctioned Powerboat Racing

Viewing will be available at Beavers at the Dam, located on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at various other locations surrounding the course.

When: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Entertainment will be available at various spots along the Strip.

When: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Where: Beavers at the Dam

Lake Race 5k Walk/Run

Participants will start at Beavers at the Dam and proceed below the Dam to JJ Twigs and down Business 54 back to Beavers. There will be a cash bar at the finish line and a raffle. Awards will follow on the upper patio at Beavers at the Dam.

When: June 5; 7:00 a.m. and Race begins at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Beavers at the Dam

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Lake Race Props and Hoses Fun Run

The Poker Run starts at Beavers on the Dam. Raffle tickets are $20 and available at each location for a 50/50 drawing at Redhead Yacht Club at 4:00 p.m.

When: June 5;
10:00 a.m.

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Enjoy Lake Race 2016 with Iguana!

Lake Race is Lake of the Ozarks’ premiere powerboat race. This annual event brings crowds year after year for a family-fun weekend. Our Lake of the Ozarks boat sales company is proud to be a sponsor of this great charity event. Keep us in mind for all your boating accessory needs this weekend!

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