Friday, September 30, 2016

How To Store Your Boat During The Off Season

The boating season is slowly coming to an end. There are a few weeks left that you can spend on the water, but many people are getting their boats ready for the winter season. If you recently acquired a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be wondering how to store it, and what the process is like, during the off-season. Iguana Boat Sales takes a look boat storage options at the Lake of the Ozarks both on land and in water for you:


Any boat that is being stored outside, whether it is on land on in water, should have a cover to protect them against the weather. There are several different types of covers boat owners can use:

Canvas - This is a traditional method of protecting boats in the winter season. Canvas is ideal for covering boats, as it is a breathable fabric. This allows excess moisture, which could cause mildew, to escape. 

Shrink Wrap - This is a more modern technique, but has become quite popular for covering boats. Webbing is put over the oat to support a thin film of plastic. Heat from a propane gun causes the plastic to shrink tightly around the boat. Although shrink wrap is very efficient in protecting boats, they cannot be reused. Once the season is over, the film is cut off the boat. 

Plastic Tarps - Using a plastic tarp and a few pieces of wood, owners can build a temporary tent to protect their boat. The covering is kept in place by typing it to the boat. Plastic tarps allow good airflow, which can help prevent mildew. However, they are not very durable and can only last one season before needing to be replaced. In addition, the tarp or cords where it was tied down could rub against the hull causing the gel coat to chaff. 

Land Storage

Dry storage is a great option for several types of boats such as, runabouts, performance boats, pontoons, and cruisers. There are a couple of options. If it makes sense for you financially, you can opt for dry rack storage while sometimes the more economical choice is keeping it on a trailer.

Dry Rack - Most dry rack buildings are capable of storing boats up to 26'; however, some marinas have the equipment to lift and store larger boats as long as they meet the height requirements.Storage fees incur during the months your boat is stored. Many rack storage facilities offer a variety of services, such as boat washdowns, along with winterization and shrink wrapping at the end of the year. Make sure to inquire about additional costs!

Trailer - If you're a do-it-yourselfer and towing your boat yourself, and storing it on your own property, is possible- loading and storing your boat on a trailer is less expensive than paying the fees to have it stored at a marina. However, several marinas do offer on or off-site storage locations for boats on trailers and, for a monthly fee you can utilize their services. Keep in mind, when your boat is stored outside it is at the mercy of the weather.

Water Storage

There are two ways to store your boat at the dock. In or above the water. And the advantage to water storage is the early start on the spring boating season! You may have a boat lift to utilize during the off season or in some cases, your boat might stay in the water year round.

Boat-lifts - offer you the ability to store your boat high and dry yet ready for use in minutes, helping you stretch the boating season as long as possible. The disadvantage to storing on a lift at the Lake of the Ozarks is the unpredictability of our winters. Heavy snow or ice can damage the lift so it is important to make sure the lift is well maintained and used correctly.

In water- If you plan to leave your boat in the water year round, it is recommended that you inspect your boat once a week throughout the coldest time of the year. If you store your boat at a marina there may be a de-icing system in place to enure ice does not accumulate on your boat. With proper winterization and a cover this is an option.

The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many boats and there are several options for storage. At Iguana Boat Sales, we want to help protect your investment through the winter! Iguana carries one of the largest selections of new and used boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact our knowledgeable staff for and and all your boating needs!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Now's The Time To Rent Your Watercraft and Vacation Home!

Fall is the best time to take a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. The beautiful fall scenery and the quiet lake life makes for a very relaxing trip. In addition, Iguana Watersports has discounted rates on vacation cabins and watercrafts, which makes it easier than ever to have the best time at the Lake. Check out what you can rent from the best vacation home and watercraft rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Vacation Rentals

Luxury Cabin

This Lake front cabin provides guest with a spectacular view of the Lake. You will be at the waters edge in this three-story cabin. It has a walk out basement with beautiful patio area. In addition, there is a walk out deck area on the second floor, which is the perfect place to enjoy all the lake has to offer. The main floor has a fully equipped kitchen, table area, living room with 48″ flat screen tv, main bathroom, and a bedroom with a 28″ flat screen tv. There is a beautiful loft bedroom upstairs off the kitchen. The lower level has two bedrooms, both with 28″ flat screen tv’s, a small tv room with a 40″ flat screen tv, main bathroom and fully equipped utility room with washer and dryer.

Tree House

Nestled in the trees with beautiful lake views this two bedroom, one bath is perfect for a weekend getaway. While staying at the Treehouse, you are within minutes of the historic Bagnell Dam Strip including shopping and entertainment. You are also only 10 minutes away from the Premium Outlet Mall. If you book your stay at the Treehouse, Iguana Watersports offers 20 percent off boat and Sea-Doo rentals. Iguana Watersports can also have the boat in your dock when you check-in!

Luxury Condo 

This 3800 Sq Ft condo features top-of-the-line furnishings throughout the unit. Enjoy the best of both worlds with quiet natural setting located on desirable Lick Branch Cove for all your watersport activities and just 15-20 minutes from the 110-store outlet mall, numerous golf courses, restaurants, nightlife and attractions.


Deck Boat/Runabout

These boats have a wide-body hulls that carry the full beam of the boat through the bow, giving you more comfortable seating and plenty of storage. The hull design gets you on plane quickly with a smooth ride and shallow draft, which means responsive handling, smooth ride, and incredible fuel-efficiency. These boats have 250 hp Mercury O/B engines, Sony speakers, CD player, USB hook up, plush seats, and sun canopy.


Get ready for the perfect weekend of fun in the sun in our new premium class of speedboats. Extra comforts like power & tilt steering, premium sound system and swim platform come standard. Our speed boat fleet will consist of Rinkers and Cruisers Sport Series (or a comparable boat). Great boats for tubing or skiing with the family.

Bass Boat

Our 18ft All Purpose fishing boats allow you to get the most out of fishing. They’re great for pursuing walleye in rough waters and still agile enough to fish bass through the coves. Think of them as the SUVs of fish boats. Seats up to 4 passengers and is complete with live well, trolling motor, and fishfinder.

Sweetwater Tritoon

Our Premium Tritoon, the Sweetwater Tritoon, is loaded up with features and has all the performance you want. You get an unmatched ride and the ability to put up to 150 horsepower if you want to rock and roll. Other features included are power steering, high-backed/ reclining captain’s chair, and social rear swim platform.

Sea-Doo Spark

If you’re looking to have fun on the water without spending a lot doing it, then this Sea-Doo is for you. It's the ultimate in affordability, comfort, and performance. Once your back to shore, engage the reverse feature and docking becomes effortless.

Sea-Doo GTI

Performance driven design with new spacious seating provides ample opportunity for unforgettable moments in this versatile watercraft. Comes equipped with night riding option for all day and all night fun.

The Best Vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are looking for one last hoorah at the Lake of the Ozarks, now's the time to do it! Spend some time on the lake before it gets too cold. Whether you are wanting to fish or wanting fun on the towables, we have it all. Iguana Watersports can provide you a place to stay and things to do! Check out our website at for all that we offer and to book your rentals today. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Need To Winterize Your Boat? Let Iguana Boat Sales Help!

The leaves are changing, the weather is getting a bit chilly and boats are beginning to be taken off the water. Sadly, boating season is coming to an end. If you are thinking about taking your boat out of the water, or if you have already done it, it's a good idea to have your boat winterized soon. Winterizing your boat or PWC can help make sure it is in tip-top shape for next year's boating season. The time and effort you spend on your boat now will definitely have an impact on your boat/PWC's performance, whether that is good or bad. If you are a new boat owner, or just needing help with the winterizing process, don't worry, the best boat service company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! Check out these tips from Iguana Boat Sales to help make sure your boat is stored properly.  

1. Clean the inside.

Remember to remove any valuables, such as electronics, lines, PFD, fire extinguishers, flares and fenders. Open all drawers and storage areas and clean them thoroughly. Bring cushions inside to keep them from being out in the cold. If you are unable to do that, make sure they are turned up on the edge, so that air is able to circulate around them. 

2. Add stabilizer to the fuel.

Adding fuel stabilizer to the tank will help ensure that it does not spoil over the winter season. Do not drain the tank and leave the system dry, as this can cause leaks and cracks in the system that could lead to fires when you start it back up the next summer. Make sure to add fresh gas to your watercraft before adding the stabilizer, however, do not top off your tank. Leave it at about 75 percent full to leave room for the fuel to expand on a warmer day without spilling over and onto the boat.

3. Take it to Iguana Boat Sales.

When you take your boat to a Lake of the Ozarks boat service company, you don't have to worry about not winterizing your boat yourself. Doing the winterizing process yourself leaves room for error. Proper boat maintenance is the key to keeping it in running order. At Iguana Boat Sales, our expert service staff will make sure all steps in the winterization process are complete, so you know your boat will be stored properly during the off-season. the best boat maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a brand new, specialized hydraulic trailer, so we can now do haul outs up to 60 feet! 

Let Iguana Boat Sales Winterize Your Boat or PWC

Proper boat/PWC maintenance is the key to summer fun. Make sure you properly store your watercraft, so you can have lots of fun next boating season. When you take your boat to the best boat maintenance crew at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can rest assure that your watercraft will be taken care of and properly stored. If you need to schedule an appointment to winterize your watercraft, call 573-355-5027 or visit to request an appointment. 

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

3 Things To Consider Before Buying A Boat

Making the decision to buy a boat should be easy, right? Technically, it is easy. If you are wanting something to get away from it all, or bring the family closer together, then buying a boat may be for you. However, there are a few things you should consider before making the leap and purchase a boat. In addition to deciding whether to buy new or used, you need to make sure you are choosing the best boat for your lifestyle and purchasing it from a trusted boat dealer at the Lake of the OzarksLake of the Ozarks' best boat dealer has a few questions you should ask yourself to help make the decision a bit easier:

1. How Are You Going To Use It?

Before buying a boat, you need to consider how you going are going to use it. How often are you going to use it? Will you be fishing on it or will you be out with the whole family wakeboarding? Whether your plans include cruising, racing, fishing, tubing or anything else, there is a boat suited for your needs. When buying a boat, you need to choose the best boat for your lifestyle. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you choose the best boat for you depending on the type of water activities you enjoy. 

2. Should I Buy Used Or New?

When you have made the decision of what kind of boat you want, you then need to decide if you want a new or used boat. There are many advantages and disadvantages to buying either. When you buy a new boat, you can buy exactly what you want and you'll have the manufacturer's warranty. However, often times, the biggest disadvantage to new boats is the cost. Although used boats may be cheaper upfront, they may require more maintenance. If you don't mind a project, then a used boat may be for you. However, if you want to be able to pick and choose what you want in your boat, then buying new may be the better option. 

3. Where Are You Going To Buy It?

Once you have figured out what kind of boat you want and whether you want to buy used or new, you need to figure out where you want to purchase it. At Iguana Boat Sales, we have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality and value. Whether you are looking for a luxury yacht or the perfect boat to cruise the lake, we have got you covered. When you purchase your used or new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks largest boat dealer, you are choosing much more than an experienced sales person. We can help you with every step from buying to maintenance. 

Purchase Your Boat From Iguana Boat Sales

At Iguana Boat Sales, our goal is to deliver you exceptional value, exclusive selection and above all outstanding customer service. Our experienced sales staff can help you purchase the perfect boat for your lifestyle. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach or visit online at to see our current inventory. 

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