Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Perks of Buying a New Boat

Are you thinking about buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks? When buying a boat, you may be debating between new or used. Here at Iguana Boat Sales, we can help you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs. If you're debating between the two, take a look at the perks of a new boat below. Don't forget to check out last week's blog with the perks of used to find out which is the best fit for your family.

You Know What You Get

When you buy a new boat, there is likely been no damage or repairs made, therefore you know the history. When you buy a used boat, you don't always know the full repair history of the boat. This may lead to undisclosed items that man need to be repaired in the near future, causing your investment to cost more than expected.

Warranty Options

Like a new car, many new boats have warranty options available. This warranty can help cover any unexpected mechanical failures that may occur on your new boat. While it's unlikely, sometimes new boats have a few flukes to work out and your warranty will cover this type of work.

Customize Your Order

You can get exactly what you want when you order a new boat. You can pick out the features you want and don't want in your new vessel. A custom order for your boat can ensure you have the exact features you are looking for in your new boat.

Enjoy the New

There's something glorious about a new item and a boat is no different! Enjoy the brand newness of your vessel when you buy a new boat. You get to break in your boat all on your own and enjoy it from the beginning of its life.

Now that you know all about the perks of buying a new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to check out our current selection. Stop by Iguana Boat Sales or visit our website for information about our current stock. We look forward to helping you find the perfect vessel and keep your family entertained this summer!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Perks of Buying a Used Boat

Are you thinking about buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks? When you decide to buy, you may be debating whether to invest in a new boat or a used boat. Here at Iguana Boat Sales, we can help you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs. Whether it's new or used, we'd love to help you find a boat for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're debating between new and used, take a look at the perks of a used boat below AND stay tuned for next week's blog for the perks of buying new!

Perk #1: More Cost Effective

Buying a used bost is the most cost-effective way to get into boat ownership. Just like a car, a boat is much cheaper as a used option than brand new. The previous owner has likely taken the big impact of depreciation cost. This means you are buying the boat at a lower cost.

Perk #2: New Kinks Worked Out

Any initial issues in the boat or motor will likely have been found out by the first owner. Even though any off-the-line issues have likely been fixed. You may look into having a marine mechanic look over a used boat you're thinking of purchasing. They can give you a good idea of any work that's been done and what will need to be completed in the near future.

Perk #3: Test Drive Your Boat

A used boat isn't off in the factory being produced. You can likely take it for a test drive and get a good feel for the vessel. It can also come in hand as you move around the boat and see the unique features in person. Test driving a used boat is a good idea to make sure it's exactly what you're looking for!

Perk #4: Likely Available Right Away

Many used boats are available for purchase right away. This can give you that instant gratification of your purchase. You can buy your new boat and take it out on the lake on the same day! Instead of waiting for your boat to be designed and produced with a new boat, you can start reaping the benefits of your investment right away!

Now that you know all about the perks of buying a used boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to check out our current selection. Stop by Iguana Boat Sales or visit our website for up to date information about our current stock. We look forward to helping you get out on the boat in style this summer!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Schedule of Events for the 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

It’s that time of year again and we are all getting pumped up about the 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout! There are a TON of events surrounding this boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Shootout festivities take place from August 18th – 26th. This is a great opportunity to get out on the boat and enjoy boat races from the comfort of your boat OR to attend this thrilling event on land at Captain Ron’s. Iguana Boat Sales has you covered for everything you need to know before you head out to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Take a look at the schedule of events below!

Annual Mini Shootout

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
The Mini-Shootout is where remote-control boats a fraction of the size of powerboats race at speeds in the triple digits! These races are thrilling to watch as the machines go faster than many of the big boats ten times their size at the Shootout! On August 18-19, Mini Shootout racers go head-to-head against each other, reaching speeds of over 100 mph in six different classes, with Splash Runs, Bracket Racing, Exhibition Races and Powder Puff Racing. Check out the schedule online for Class Runs, the Bounty Race and Top Gun racing times. Races are held in front of the Ha Ha Tonka Springs.

The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt

Aug 20, 2018
Storm the beach to dig up family fun and tons of buried treasure. The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt brings hundreds of kids and parents together to build memories and comb the beaches of Captain Ron’s at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

Shootout Volleyball Tournament

Aug 21, 2018
Join in the fun at the Beach Volleyball Tournament at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill from Noon to 8:00 pm. Hit the sand at this outdoor sand volleyball court and make new memories with your teammates! It should be a fun day!

Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction

Aug 21, 2018
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner is a special time to honor those who have shaped the Shootout. The dinner is being held on August 21, 2018 at the Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon in Sunrise Beach. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate 30 years of Shootout and to honor the inductees.

Shootout On The Strip Street Party

Aug 22, 2018
The “Shootout on the Strip” is a fun, family event where over 5,000 people come to see your boat up close and personal on the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip! Feel free to bring along photos or pictures of your boat to autograph for the kids!

Wish Upon A Ride Powerboat Rides presented by “OAK STAR”

Aug 23, 2018
Power Boats will be returning to the Lake of the Ozark’s Shootout this year and while here, many of the performance boaters will be giving power boat rides to kids and families dealing wih serious illness and disabilities.

Shootout PolyLift & LakeExpo Poker Run

Aug 24, 2018
Stop at a number of waterfront restaurants and venues throughout the day on this unique Poker Run. It’s a great way to gear up for the races and a great excuse to get out and enjoy a beautiful day on the lake!

30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM, will bring top powerboat racers and off shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams, and other charitable organizations!

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Now that you know all about the exciting Shootout events in which you can participate, you’re ready to decide which events you’ll attend. As the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want you to stay in the know about all of the upcoming events about the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in 2018! It’s an exciting event and we’re thrilled to be able to share the schedule with you!

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Friday, July 27, 2018

About the Brands you can Find at Iguana Boat Sales

Are you interested in buying a pontoon boat near the Lake of the Ozarks? If you’re in the market, you may be interested in learning more about the brands we carry at Iguana Boat Sales. Our wide range of brands makes us the best place to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks! Take a look below to learn a little more about our fantastic pontoon brands.

Sanpan Models

As the leading ultra-luxury pontoon line, Sanpan welcomes you aboard by setting the standard in cutting-edge design, high-end comfort, and incredible entertainment options. A wide selection of seating layouts means you get the perfect boat for your lifestyle. Whether you're hosting a sunset cruiser or taking the kids out for an afternoon at the sandbar, you will always travel in classic, refined style.

Recently redesigned from top to bottom, you'll find innovative layouts, helm stations and a collection of standard features that you'll notice even before you step on board. From the modern rail designs to the extravagant pillow-top seating to the entertainment centers that even offer a beautiful aft wet bar, Sanpan is designed for the discriminating buyer. The buyer that wants the finest things. The buyer that has a passion for luxury.

Sweetwater Models

Sweetwater Pontoon Boats are simply the best value on the water today.
Packed with everything you need, and nothing that you don't, we bring you all the convenient features, versatile layouts, and detailed amenities of the more expensive boats, at a price that won't break the bank. We'll help you keep an eye on the bottom-line while you and your family are creating a lifetime of memories on the water.

Aqua Patio Models

Aqua Patio is all about superior performance, sport design, and luxurious comfort with an edgy attitude. Packed with impressive details and high-end furnishings, these models are fun, stylish and ready to transform your boating experience

Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse into the amazing pontoon boat brands we carry at Iguana Boat Sales, you’re ready to stop in and see our selection for yourself! Buying a boat is an exciting time our experienced team is ready to help you find the perfect vessel for your wants and needs. Whether you’re looking for a sleek boat for watersports with family or a relaxing boat to cruise down the lake with your friends, we can help you find the right one for you!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Featured Pre-Owned Boats at Iguana Boat Sales

Are you looking for a new-to-you boat to get out on the water this summer? The best place to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for all of your new and pre-owned boat needs. Whether you're looking to check out the boat features or take a test drive of a potential purchase, stop by Iguana Boat Sales today to see what we currently have in stock!

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. It's a cost-effective ways to purchase a boat, if budget is an issue!

Pre-Owned Boats For Sale:

40′ Afina 3950

Stock #:  1654
Year:  2016
LOA:  39′ 5″
Located in:  Osage Beach, MO

The 40' Afina 3950'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.

26′ Regal 2500

Stock #:  1790
Year:  2017
LOA:  26′ 3″
Located in:  Osage Beach, MO
This beautiful 26' Regal 2500 just arrived on our lot!  You can comfortably fit the entire family for a day on the water with the loungers in the bow and the transom.  This sleek vessel one won’t last long.

23′ Tige Z3

Stock #:
Year: 2016
LOA: 23′
Located in: Osage Beach, MO

Come check out this 23' Tige Z3 that we just got in on trade. If you’re looking for a nice pre-owned surf boat, this is the boat for you. This is one of Tige’s favorite models. Premium features and tech combine with huge surf performance in the tried-and-true Tigé Z3. Buyers craving a traditional bow and some of the highest surf potential on the water in a tech-forward and aesthetic package should look no further than our pre-owned Z3.

23′ Crownline 236 LS

$29,350 $27,750
Stock #: 1883
Year: 2005
LOA: 23′
Located in: Osage Beach, MO

Powered by a 260HP Mercruiser 5.0L MPI and propelled by the easy to maneuver Bravo 3 drive are just a couple of the talking points on this 23' Crownline236 LS. The counter rotating stainless steel propellers are covered by the massive swim platform for safety. To enter the cockpit you have a walk through transom on the starboard side. Once aboard you’ll be a fan of the upgraded snap in Sea-Grass flooring, making cleaning a breeze. The L shape seating configuration is perfect for conversation, and both captain seats swivel and can sit up high thanks to flip up bolster seats. She is an incredibly deep V hull for great ride!  All Crownlines have big long deep bows, and this one didn’t change the mold; plenty of leg room to stretch out and plenty seating to accommodate guests.

Now that you've seen a few of our featured boats from our current used stock, you know the wide range we have of boats for sale near Lake Ozark, MO. If you're ready to make the investment to enjoy life on the water, now's the time to stop by our boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help you find the perfect boat for your wants and needs!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

YOU'RE INVITED: Aquapalooza Pre-Party

Don't miss out on our PreAquapalooza / Customer Appreciation Party! Iguana Boat Sales will be hosting our Aquapalooza Pre-Party again this year at our new sales lot! Stop by Friday or Saturday for a scrumptious meal and frosty cold drinks. Meet our team and check out all the amazing deals you can receive on your dream boat! Dinner will be served Friday night from 5-7 and Benne Media will be broadcasting live from 3-6.

All About our Customer Appreciation / Aquapalooze Pre-Party!

Who: YOU and any Iguana customer!
What: Customer Appreciation / Aquapalooza pre-party!
When: July 20th from 2-8pm, July 21st from 11am-5pm
Where: Our new sales location (YES - we're expanding again) 4197 Osage Beach Parkway.

Friday - We will be serving dinner from 5-7pm. Join us for some delicous pulled pork with all the fixings! Of course, we'll have frosty beverages available too!

Saturday - Stop by for our open house at our newest location! Burgers & Brats will be grilled from 11am-5pm. Swing by on your way to Aquapalooza for some scrumptious eats! Cool off with a refreshing drink, as well!

Boats on Display

We will have some of our new and used brokerage boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks on display! It's a great way to check out some of our current selection - you never know, you may find your next boat at our party! We look forward to showing off our new location and some of our stand-out boats for sale!

Now that you know all about our upcoming event, you're ready to make plans to attend. We want to show our loyal customers how much we appreciate them and that's what this party is all about! Come out for a fun evening on Friday or day on Saturday to enjoy a delicious meal on us AND check out some of our featured boats! It's a great way to spend some time as you gear up for the big party - Aquapalooza. Below you can find out a little more information about this popular lake event!

Aquapalooza 2018

The Lake of the Ozark's largest boating event is right around the corner. On July 21st, don't miss out on this unique concert and boating experience - Aquapalooza. It's the perfect way to get together with fellow boaters and lake enthusiasts AND enjoy some rockin' jams! The party is taking place at Dog Days Bar & Grill at the 19 mile mark. Whether you come by water or by land - it's the perfect day on the water with friends and family!

2018 Artist Line-Up:
Chad Bearden
The i-Berrys
Ryan Collins Band
Goddesses of Rock

Aquapalooza is a Benne Media Production.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Wakeboard, Wakeskate, Wakesurf - What's the Difference?

Watersports have always been a staple for many boaters and lake goers. Traditional sports including water skiing and wakeboarding. In recent years, wakeskating and wakesurfing have become more and more popular. It's always fun to try a new watersport as you spend time on the water! If you are wondering what the difference between these three watersports is, you're in the right place! Iguana Boat Sales has provided some insider information to help you distinguish the difference and decide which watersport you're going to try out first!

The Breakdown:

A wakeboard is a wide piece of fiberglass with built-in shoes. To get up, you have the board strapped on to your feet and place to board horizontal to the edge of the water and hold on to the rope. Once you are starting to pop out of the water, you pivot your hips and turn the board parallel. From this point, you can shift your weight and lean to move around on the water.

Wakeskating is similar to skateboarding - just on water. A narrow board is used to skate on top of the water. Many wakeskaters will use street shoes just like they would on a skateboard. The board resembles an overside skateboard but is still more narrow than a wakeboard or wakesurf board. This narrow board helps you perform similar tricks as you could on land. You get up on a wakeskate similar to a wakeboard.

Wakesufing is similar to surfing expect you let the boat's wake push you instead of an ocean wave. You get up on the water like you would with a wakeboard or wakeskate, only a shorter rope is used. After you get up, you drop the rope - unlike the other two options. At this point the boat is not pulling you forward - like with wakeboarding or wakeskating, the boat's wake is pushing you forward.

Wakeboarding Boats for Sale:

For all of these watersports, it's best to have a wakeboarding style boat. The elevated tow point helps pull you up out of the water. The tucked propeller also creates a safer place for wakeskaters and wakesurfers since they are close to the stern of the boat. Stop by to see our boats for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks and we can help you find the right one for your watersports needs! Check out a few of our featured boats for sale below:

29′ Rinker 29QX

A true weekender’s boat, the 29' Rinker QX29 is the perfect platform for your day trips and longer getaways.  With a collection of standard features unlike anything found in its class, you’ll find the perfect coming together of timeless style and utility.  With both bowrider and cuddy cabin models available, the Rinker 29QX can serve as both a couple’s retreat or the entertainment platform for family and friends, letting everyone soak up the sun.

27' Rinker Q7

The 27' Rinker Q7’s Deep, Hot Tub style bow offers safe riding and comfortable lounging for small children and adults. The open-concept floor plan offers plenty of room for family, friends, and Fido. The refreshment center is standard with solid surface counter-top, built-in Blender and can be equipped to offer Shore Power with a Refrigerator/Freezer. Storage areas, cubby holes, and stainless steel cupholders ensure everyone’s belongings find their place out of the way.

Find Your Boating Gear at Iguana Boat Sales!

Our showroom is filled with watersports gear! As your Lake of the Ozarks boat sales headquarters, we offer a ton of fun and exciting watersports for you to try. Now that you've learned more about these watersports, which are you going to try first? If you're new to it all - it's recommended to attempt wakeboarding first to get the feel down - but it's ultimately up to you! Stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks to get your gear before you hit the water! You never know, you may find your new favorite thing to do on the water!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fun Boating Activities For Your Family to Enjoy

There are a ton of water activities you can enjoy out on the lake. As you cruise around the lake in your new boat from Iguana Boat Sales, you may be looking for fun activities to enjoy. As the best place to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have some fun ideas for you to try out! Take a look below if you're looking for some water activity inspiration for you and your family to enjoy.

Cove Out

Throw your anchor out and float around the water for a while. Coving out is a relaxing way to enjoy your time on the water. You can pack a lunch and make an entire day of it. Soak up the sun while you ride the waves of the lake by your boat. Bring your floaties and hang out in the water to escape the summer heat. It's the ideal way to spend time on the water with your friends and family!

Water Sports

If your group loves action, hit the water with your water sports supplies in hand. Bring your wakeboard, tube, and skiis for a thrilling afternoon. Find a cove to wakeboard around or hit the main channel for a thrilling tube ride. Either way, it's a fun way to spend time on the water and get your thrills. For an action-packed day on the water, water sports activities are the way to go!

Dine on the Water

There are a TON of waterfront restaurants around the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or happy hour), you are likely located near a restaurant on the water. It's a unique way to dine and enjoy the breathtaking views (and scrumptious food). Hit a local water bar to get the full experience of your time on the water!

Sunset Cruise

An evening ride up the lake is a fun way to end a summer day. Whether you are relaxing after an evening meal on the water or are heading home after a day of coving out, it's the perfect way to cap off the day. A sunset cruise can even be a romantic way to spend time with that special person! The sunsets at the Lake of the Ozarks are breathtaking and viewing the sun's reflection off the water is a sight to see!

Whether you're cruising around with your friends or family, there is a fun way to spend time on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're in the market to buy a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, look no further. We have a wide selection of new and pre-owned boats for sale near Osage Beach, MO. Stop by our showroom or visit our website to see what beautiful vessel catches your eye!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New Boats For Sale at Iguana Boat Sales

Are you thinking about making the investment for fun on the water? Buying a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting time. It's a great way to get out and enjoy all the lake has to offer. From visiting water restaurants to coving out, boating is the perfect way to spend time with your friends and family. Buying new gives you the advantage of knowing exactly what has been done with the boat. Take a look below to find a few new boats for sale at Iguana Boat Sales!

50′ Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius

It’s the perfect fit. The perfect marriage of luxury and function in a space that accommodates you, friends and family in unexcelled comfort. It’s the perfect yacht to compliment your lifestyle – a refuge to relax and ride the waves, leaving your cares on land. The Cruisers 50 Cantius is perfect for both weekend adventures and extended trips, offering every amenity you could ask for at sea, including refined staterooms, sophisticated heads and plenty of space for entertainment.

45′ Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius

Have the best of both worlds aboard this loaded 45 Cantius by Cruisers Yachts with luxurious and comfortable interiors that beautifully integrate the wind, sun, and water around you. The remarkable 45 Cantius has a feeling of confident ease with its surroundings which will put everyone aboard feeling at home on this elegantly designed yacht. With spacious entertaining areas, a full glass enclosure, and unprecedented sightlines, the Cruisers Yachts 45 Cantius expands your experience beyond the horizon.

39′ Cruisers Yachts 39 Express Coupe

Take all the comfort of home with you on the water when you board the 39 Express Coupe. With ample room to both play and relax, this yacht is ideal for family cruising. The deck area is meticulously designed to be an oasis in the sun and sea, with plenty of comfortable seating and space to entertain, while below deck you’ll find plush seating and warm interior accents, along with the amenities you’ve come to expect from Cruisers Yachts.

33′ Cruisers Sport Series 338 Special Edition

Sporty performance meets refined styling aboard the Cruisers 338 South Beach Edition – Bow Rider. The design includes a commanding gray hull with your choice of sand dollar or vibrant ochre upholstery, which stretches from bow to stern for extensive seating options. What’s more, its custom-built aluminum tower screams speed. You’ll find even more space to reconnect inside the cabin salon, allowing you and your guests to relax in shade and comfort.

Buy a Boat at the Lake

We have a number of new and used boats available. Stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks today to see our selection. One of our sales staff members can help you find the right vessle for your boating wants and needs! We look forward to helping you get out on the water this summer!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Boating Gear Gift Ideas 🎁

Are you looking for a gift for a boat lover? With Father's Day right around the corner and many summer birthdays coming right up, you may be scrambling for the perfect gift. Iguana Boat Sales has you covered! While buying a boat for someone is very generous, it may not be in your gift-giving budget. Below you can find fun gift ideas for that person who LOVES the water!

Rock New Apparel

Give the gift of lake gear for the water lover in your life. Help your gift recipient rock their new "lake" look through your gifts. From hats to tees to jackets, we have a wide range of apparel to meet your gift-giving needs. We have a sweet line from Lake30®! It is a unique mix of the most comfortable apparel and the fun lake necessities. Iguana Boat Sales is the only retail store at the Lake of the Ozarks that offers Lake30® products.

Keep your Beverage Cool with Drink Gear

Who doesn't love to crack open a cold drink? Keep your drink cold with one of our Iguana Boat Sales drink holders. From coolers to koozies, we have a ton of fun ways to keep your drink cold. We also have Drink Dingys to help keep your drink afloat while you're chilling in the water. Enjoy your ice-cold drink aboard your boat this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks! You'll be thankful your drink is so cold on those hot summer days.

Chill in the Water on a Floatable

Does the person you're shopping for love coving out? A new floatable may be just what they need for the special occasion! From kid floaties to adult floaties, we carry a wide range of fun floatables to help you enjoy your time in the water. We also have float rafts available - which is all the craze this summer! It's a fun way for kids, dogs, and kids at heart to play on top of the water!

Get Adventurous with a Towable

We have a ton of towables available at our retail store. From tubes to skiis to wakeboards, we have your hook up for all things watersports! We even have the latest and greatest in wakeskate. If the person you are buying a present for loves to get active on the water, there are many opportunities to give a new towable gift!

Whether it's an upcoming holiday gift, a birthday gift, an anniversary gift, or just a 'thanks for being a great friend' gift, our store filled with boating gear at the Lake of the Ozarks has plenty of options. Give a present that the boat lover in your life will actually use and appreciate. It may even prompt extra time on the water - which is exactly where they want to be anyway! Stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks for all of your gift-giving needs this summer!

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT - Malibu WWA Rider Experience

Iguana Boat Sales is thrilled to announce and host the Malibu Rider Experience! Don't miss this stellar event right here in our backyard, the Lake of the Ozarks! On June 22-24, riders will hit the wakes at the Lake and show us their best tricks! It's an entertaining event and a great way to get involved with the wakeboarding community. Take a look below to find out more about this killer event!

Photo Credit: Malibu Boats

All About the Malibu WWA Rider Experience:

The World Wake Association (WWA) and Malibu Boats are excited to announce the return of the world’s premier amateur development event series with five stops of action for the 2018 Malibu WWA Rider Experience. Each season, amateur riders across the U.S. come together along with top Malibu Pro athletes for a weekend focused on the next generation in wake through family-friendly instruction and competition. From first-time riders to those making the transition to pro, since 2013 the Malibu Rider Experience has hosted thousands of riders, building local and national wake communities while encompassing the full spectrum of the sport and lifestyle like nothing else in the wake today.

Kicking off with Freeride Friday, riders of all skill levels get an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the course and receive tips from Malibu’s Pro athletes. WWA staff also conducts a Judges Experience clinic available to all parents and riders providing insight on what WWA officials look for on the water during the upcoming competitions. The WWA Regional Championships and Pro Card Qualifiers are held on Saturday giving amateur riders the chance to compete with riders in their region and aspiring the pro’s the opportunity to earn professional status. Surf Gate Sunday gets everyone back on the water behind Malibu’s Wakesetter Series boats to experience the best wave and surf technology on the water with family and friends.

This season, riders competing in the WWA Regional Championships will earn WWA USA National Ranking points with the opportunity to qualify for the 2018 WWA USA National Team. WWA USA National Ranking will be based on points earned at the WWA Regional Championships and WWA National Wakeboard Championships. The #1 rider from Each WWA amateur division will qualify to become part of the WWA USA National Team receiving exclusive team gear along with support for the 2018 WWA World Championships.

Photo Credit: Malibu Boats

Malibu Rider Experience Schedule of Events:

9:00AM-3:00PM: Sign in and on-site Registration
9:30AM-4:30PM: Freeride Friday (Boats are filled first come first serve)
12:00-1:00PM: All boats stop for Lunch Break and Judges Experience
5:00PM: Registration closes for the Regional Championships
8:00-8:30AM: Late Sign in and Registration
8:45AM: Riders Meeting
9:00 AM: WWA Regional Championships
Awards and Social Function to Follow
10:00AM-2:00PM: Wakesurf Experience Sign in and Onsite Registration
10:00AM-4:00PM: Wakesurf Experience (Boats are filled first come first serve)


Now that you know all about this thrilling event hosted by Iguana Boat Sales, you're ready to make plans to attend! We look forward to seeing you on June 22-24! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat dealer is excited about this opportunity and can't wait to bring this wakeboarding event to the Lake of the Ozarks!

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, June 1, 2018

4 Boat Maintenance Tips to Keep You on the Water This Summer

Regardless of the size or type of your boat, there is one thing every boat needs and that is maintenance. Luckily, it's not difficult to keep your boat running properly, especially when you have the best boat service company at the Lake of the Ozarks helping you. Ensuring your boat is properly cared for can definitely help avoid costly repairs down the road. Iguana Boat Sales has four maintenance tips to help keep your boat out on the water this summer.

Keep Your Boat Clean

The best thing you can do for your watercraft is to wash it regularly, especially if you ever use it in saltwater. The salt can corrode metal, fasteners, and other hardware. However, even if you're just boating in freshwater, it's important to wash your boat to preserve the paint. When cleaning your boat, ensure you use soaps and cleaners made just for boats to protect the finish. Don't forget to also clean the interior of the boat as well, especially if you're not using a cover. You’ll want to make sure the floor is clean and you wipe down the surfaces before and after you use it.

Don’t Forget to Change the Oil

Boats are similar to cars, especially when it comes to needing their oil changed regularly. Four-stroke outboards, inboards, and stern drive boats require regular oil changes. The frequency will vary by model, but a good rule of thumb is to change the oil every 100 hours of operation or once a year. If you don't want to do it yourself, or you don't know how Iguana Boat Sales can help! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat service can help you with everything from fiberglass repair to boat detailing, and of course oil changes.

Check the Propeller

If you have an outboard or stern drive boat, it's important to regularly check the propeller as part of your pre-launch routine. Use a deep socket to make sure the propeller is nice and secure. It's also important to remove the propeller several times throughout the season to make sure any discarded fishing line hasn't become wrapped around the propeller shaft. If it has, have a Lake of the Ozarks boat maintenance company take a look at the gear case for leaks. While the propeller is off, inspect it for nicks, dents and other signs of damage. If you find any damage, send it out for repairs, as even the smallest of dents can cause your boat to lose performance and burn excessive fuel.

Get Your Boat Serviced at Iguana

At Iguana Boat Sales, our technicians are factory trained and certified to ensure great customer service. Whether you need routine maintenance or an engine rebuild, our staff will have you back on the water enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in no time. Our staff at the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks also offers 100 plus years of experience. Not only can we service new boats but our technicians are experienced servicing boats 10+ years old. We also offer mobile service and offer haul-outs up to 60 ft. We will be there within 24 hours to look at your boats! Currently, we have four service locations: 1 MM, 5.5 MM, 12 MM and Four Seasons Marina.

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stay Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

It’s finally here! After what seemed like an extraordinarily long winter, Memorial Weekend is just days away. At the Lake of the Ozarks, Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest boating weekends. Iguana Boat Sales wants to ensure you have a fun and accident-free time this holiday weekend. This year, National Safe Boating Week is May 19th - 25th, which falls right before Memorial Day Weekend. In observance of this week and in preparation for Memorial Day Weekend, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to focus on some safe boating practices you can do to help make sure you have a fun and safe time boating this upcoming holiday weekend.

Before You Depart

Just like you would a car before a road trip, it's a good idea to ensure your boat is in proper working order before taking it out onto the water.
  • Check fuel levels.
  • Check engine for leakage, excess water or heavy odors, as these could be signs of a serious issue.
  • Ensure all lights are functioning and check for any electrical issues.
  • Test all communication devices.
  • Run the blowers to evacuate fumes and vapors from the bilge.
  • Use a floating bobber for your boat and car keys in case they go overboard.
  • Make your plans known. Before taking off, share your plans with friends or family. Include your destination and expected return time. You should also check the local weather, water reports, and boating forecasts. Don't head out if there will be bad weather.

While Out on The Lake

In addition to making sure your boat is in proper working condition, it's important to make sure everyone on board follows safety precautions. Whether you are the driver or just along for the ride, everyone plays an important role in boating safety.
  • Don't exceed the number of passengers allowed on your watercraft.
  • Ensure the engine is shut off while passengers are loading and unloading, especially during activities like tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and swimming.
  • Ensure there are enough life jackets for everyone on board. Always wear your life jacket while tubing, water skiing, and wakeboarding. Children should wear their life jacket at all times.
  • Don't drink and drive. If you do decide to consume alcohol while boating, ensure there is a sober driver.
  • To reduce the chance of falling out of the watercraft, ensure all passengers remain seated while the boat is in motion. 

Stay Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

Before you head out for Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake, the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks knows it’s important to make sure you take the appropriate measures to ensure your safety on the water. By being prepared, paying attention to the weather forecast, and stocking your boat with the required items, your lake outing should not only be safe, but enjoyable! Iguana Boat Sales delivers exceptional value, exclusive selection, and above all outstanding customer service. We have selected some of the best boat brands to offer you the right combination of price, quality, and value. Visit our showroom in Osage Beach, if you are in the market for a used or new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our boat gurus look forward to showing you our inventory.

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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO