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:


Friday 
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
Saturday
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
Sunday
10:00AM-2:00PM: Wakesurf Experience Sign in and Onsite Registration
10:00AM-4:00PM: Wakesurf Experience (Boats are filled first come first serve)

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*


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!


573-355-5027
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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.


573-355-5027
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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Thursday, May 17, 2018

National Safe Boating Week Starts Saturday

Summertime at the Lake of the Ozarks is full of days spent out on the lake boating. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that with boating comes great responsibility. You can ensure your trip is fun and accident-free by following proper boating safety measures. National Safe Boating Week is observed May 19th – 25th, 2018. The National Weather Service has partnered with the National Safe Boating Council to help promote safe boating practices. In observance of National Safe Boating Week, Iguana Boat Sales wants to emphasize these things that could save your life the next time you and your family are out on the water:


Do Not Boat Under the Influence  


The effects of alcohol while operating a watercraft can be even more hazardous on the water than on land. Boating under the influence (BUI) of drugs or alcohol affects judgment, vision, balance, and coordination. These impairments can increase the risk of being in a boating accident, which could cause harm to any passengers and the boat operator. Alcohol contributes to a third of all recreational boating fatalities.

Always Pay Attention to the Weather Forecast


Weather conditions can change suddenly, catching boaters off guard and creating hazardous conditions. Boaters should take particular note of any current weather advisories, storm warnings, high winds, as well as pay attention to the extended forecast. It’s important to never go out on the water if there’s a chance for severe weather.

Wear Your Life Jacket


Wearing a life jacket is one of the most effective and simple life-saving strategies for safe recreational boating. Boats are required to have on board a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket for every passenger on their watercraft.  Today, life jackets come in many sizes, are lightweight, and comfortable for any boating activity. Children should ALWAYS be wearing a life jacket when on a boat, whether the boat is moving or not.

Have a Fire Extinguisher on Board Your Vessel


Boats are required to carry U.S. Coast Guard approved, marine-type fire extinguishers, in case of a fire from the engines or the fuel system. The boater shouldn't have to travel more than half the length of their boat to reach the fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers should be inspected by the boater to ensure they are properly charged, stored, and undamaged. 

Thunderstorm Safety


Thunderstorms can be frightening to a boat operator and its passengers. They develop suddenly and bring strong, gusty winds, lightning, and torrential downpours, which can turn a pleasurable day on the lake into a nightmare. All thunderstorms generally produce lightning and a strike to a vessel can be catastrophic, especially if it results in a fire or a loss of electronics. If your boat doesn't have a cabin, stay as low as you can in your boat. If thunderstorms are a possibility, stay in - waiting it out is better than riding it out in a storm. 

Iguana Boat Sales Wants You to Have a Safe and Fun Time on the Water


Before getting in your boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, 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 the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are in the market for a new or used boat. We look forward to showing you our inventory and helping you find your dream boat. 


573-355-5027
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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, May 11, 2018

Safety Tips For Boating With Your Furry Family Members

Summer is just around the corner and days and weekends will be spent out on the Lake. Iguana Boat Sales knows that there is nothing better than spending the day out on the water, except maybe being able to bring your furry companion along with you. 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 from the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks to ensure a fun-filled day of boating.


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.

Have a Plan in Place in Case They Go Overboard


Accidents happen, so have a plan in case your dog falls overboard or even jumps off the boat. Make sure everyone on board knows what the plan is to save time in case you have to put it into action.

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. You can also find sun hats and even sunglasses to help keep your dog protected.

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.

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.


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.

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 seasick, talk to your vet to see if there is something that can help them out on future trips.

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.

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.

Bring Your Dog Boating This Summer


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 best 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


573-355-5027
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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Thursday, May 3, 2018

See You at The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

It’s going to be a busy weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! From the Spring Harbor Hop to the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals, thousands of people will be in town for these great events. This year the car show is taking place May 4th – 6th on the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and is packed with an exciting schedule of events. Iguana Boat Sales and Watersports are proud to be a sponsor of the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has all the details for this year's event so you don't miss a thing.

Photo courtesy of FunLake.com

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals


May 4th – 6th, 2018
Bagnell Dam Strip
1076 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

The 30th Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of show vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles. It’s one of the largest car shows in Central Missouri. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, only show vehicles are allowed within the boundaries, which creates an electric atmosphere!

2018 Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary Car Raffle


Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is the one car show that gives away a brand-new muscle car. This year, raffle contestants can win either a 2018 Ford Mustang or $20,000 cash as an alternative to the car. Purchase tickets from Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary from Hy-Vee in Osage Beach, Kwik Kar Car Wash or Sakelaris-Camdenton. Only 2,500 tickets are being sold, so hurry and purchase yours before they run out!

Photo courtesy of FunLake.com

Magic Dragon Street Meet Schedule


Thursday, May 3rd
Noon – Close of Business: Aces High Poker Run (Several locations throughout the lake area.)
Noon - 5:00 pm: Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center

Friday, May 4th
8:00 am - 8:00 pm: Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 2018 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours & Poker Run cards turned in

Saturday, May 6
6:00 am – 6:00 pm: Street is closed to regular traffic – Registered Show Vehicles ONLY
8:00 am - 1:00 pm: Street Meet Participant Registration at Willmore Lodge Visitor Center
8:00 am - 6:00 pm: 2018 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Make-N-Take Model Event at The Firestone Alley (Two-Bit Town)
2:00 pm: Big Foot Car Smash at The Firestone Alley
5:00 pm: Poker Run Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
5:00 pm: 50/50 Raffle Winner Announcement at the Main Stage
5:00 pm: Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary Car Giveaway at the Main Stage
5:00 pm: Late Night - Enjoy tunes from Cool 102.7

Sunday, May 6th
7:30 am - 8:00 am: Racers for Christ - Church Service at Luby's Plaza
8:00 am - 1:00 pm: 2018 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Show Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 am: Judged Vehicle Parking ONLY
9:00 am - 11:00 am: Judging – vehicles to be judged must be in the designated area no later than 9:00 am
9:30 am: Non-Judged Parking Opens
1:00 pm: Awards at Main Stage

Visit Iguana


Iguana Boat Sales and Watersports are proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals. You don't want to miss this exciting event! We hope to see you at Central Missouri's largest car show. While you're cruising The Strip, don't forget to stop by the best watercraft rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks to see what we have available for a summer full of fun!


573-355-5027
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4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO