Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Consider These Tips Before Attending A Boat Show

It’s our second favorite time of year! Summer is obviously our favorite time, but boat show season is a close second. Weekends are now filled with boat shows in Missouri from Kansas City and St. Louis, down to Springfield. The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be bringing awesome 2018 boats to each show. With all of the boat shows coming up, Iguana Boat Sales wanted to make sure that you’re fully prepared if you decide to attend a show this year. Check out the tips below and we hope to see you at one of the shows!

Be Prepared

If you happen to forget every tip but one, let this be the one you remember. Boat shows for many people can be absolutely overwhelming. There are hundreds, if not thousands of boats, hundreds of exhibitors, and thousands of people just like you attending the show. You might feel like you will miss something cool or brand new because you aren’t sure where to start or where to go. There’s good news though! You can avoid sensory overload with some advanced planning. All major boat shows provide a list of exhibitors, events, and activities on their website. You can easily put together a list of exhibitors you want to check out and different boats that interest you.
Tip: More organization means less stress. You can never be too prepared.

Map It Out

Without a game plan in hand, you can be left wondering up and down each isle wasting precious time. The size of major boat shows can be overwhelming. It’s important to use the boat show’s map to create a strategy based on the layout and the floor plan. This way, you can identify your top exhibits for each day and see what is located near each other. By doing this, you can also maximize your must-sees and –dos while decreasing how much time you spend walking around the show.

Money Matters

If you are looking to purchase a new boat, you’ll want to keep in mind your realistic budget and how you’re going to purchase or finance a boat if you happen to find one. If you’re going to finance the boat, it’s a good idea to get preapproved for a loan before you attend the show. This will save you any headaches once you get there and will allow you to act quickly if you find your dream boat. You should at least decide how much you can spend on just the boat itself and if you have any wiggle room for options. Then you should factor in taxes, delivery cots, and any other dealer-related prep work or fees.
Tip: Keep in mind your monthly budget for the new boat. Things like routine service and maintenance, marina fees, and any offseason storage fees.

Iguana Boat Sales

Boat show season is in full swing and Iguana Boat Sales is excited to help you find your dream boat. If you’re visiting one of the upcoming boat shows, make sure to stop by the best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We will have brand new 2018 boats on exhibit and we can help you find your next boat. Summer will be here before you know it, make sure you’re prepared to have a great summer out on the Lake. 

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, January 12, 2018

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow

Boat Show season is fully underway! The Overland Park Boat Show last weekend was great! Thank you to everyone that came out. If you missed that show, don’t worry! The Kansas City Boat and Sportshow is just around the corner! The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is coming to Kansas City to showcase the best boats of 2018. The boat show will be taking place from January 18th – 21st and Iguana Boat Sales will be present as an exhibitor. Bring your family out for an exciting weekend full of watercraft, boating accessories and the best new boats in the Midwest! For all the information you need about the show, keep reading. Now is the time to prepare for summer, it will be here before you know it.

Photo courtesy of Kansas City Boat & Sportshow 

Kansas City Boat & Sportshow

The Kansas City Boat and Sportshow will be held at the H. Roe Bartle Hall located at 301 W. 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105. The daily times are:

Thursday January 21st 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday January 22nd 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday January 23rd 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday January 24th 10:00am - 5:00pm

** If you buy tickets in advance, tickets are only $10.00 (Discount ends January 17th, 2018 at 11:59 pm) 
Prices for an adult day pass is $12.00
Children ages 12 and younger are free!


The best boat dealer in Mid-Missouri, Iguana Boat Sales, will be an exhibitor! Our expert sales staff will be showing off the select boats we have to offer for 2018. Iguana Boat Sales is bringing the best boats at the show and we can't wait to see you there!

There are fun events for the entire family. Along with the exhibitors, check out these great features:
  • Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center
  • Raised at Full Dra Archery Tournament
  • Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjills
  • Fishing Seminars at the Hawg Trough
  • Willow Creek Trout Pond
  • Cabela’s Kids Corner
  • KC Food Truck Mafia
  • Progressive Insurance Boat Club

This show is truly a full experience with great boats and fun and exciting events. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled weekend!

Iguana Would Love to See YOU at the Kansas City Boat and Sportshow!

Iguana Boat Sales represents the best brands in boating at Lake of the Ozarks. We'll be showcasing a wide assortment of our boating lineup as an exhibitor at the Kansas City Boat Show. Come out and see us while we promote our brands and enjoy the biggest boat show in Kansas City!

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

Friday, January 5, 2018

Beat The Summer Heat On A Pontoon

Does your family love spending days out on the Lake? Are you in the market for a boat that can provide you with plenty of space for friends and family and can be used for tubbing and other fun activities? If that’s the case, then a pontoon boat may be the perfect option for you! The versatility of a pontoon boat, along with plenty storage and passenger room, pontoon boats can make a good weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with your friends and family even better! The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks sells all the best brands in pontoons, such as Aqua Patio, SanPan, and SweetWater. However, if you still need convincing that a pontoon is right for your family, Iguana Boat Sales has three reasons why a pontoon is the perfect family boat.

Lots Of Space

Pontoons make great family boats because there's lots of space to spread out and relax or have fun and run around. Traditional boats don't have the space that pontoons have. There is room to move around, large couches and sometimes they come with a table, which is perfect for kids to use to play with their toys or enjoy a lunch. Older kids and teenagers love pontoons too because there's enough room for them to invite their friends and still have plenty of room for the family.

Perfect For Activities

Although pontoons have a reputation for being slow-moving and perfect for enjoying a lazy day out on the Lake (who doesn't love those?), that isn't necessarily true anymore. Pontoons have been redesigned with speed in mind. If your family loves to have fun playing with towables, you may need to consider a pontoon! Pontoons are great in the fact that they are extremely versatile. Whether you love to take it easy and fish or speed on down the Lake, pontoon boats have you covered.  

Easy To Maintain

Pontoons are made of aluminum, which helps prevent tearing and ripping. Boating on the Lake of the Ozarks brings relatively few risks to your boat, but shallow waters, especially when launching and removing a boat, put your boat at risk. A dent is much easier to repair than a tear or hole, and your boat isn't immediately out of commission for the repair. In addition to being sturdier, cleaning a pontoon is much easier too! Ski boats and luxury yachts at the Lake of the Ozarks come with a gel coating that needs to be wiped down to keep that sleek and pristine look. Pontoon boats, made of aluminum, can be loaded onto the trailer and driven away - a pontoon boat looks just as good when it is air dried. 

Your Lake of the Ozarks Boat Dealer 

Pontoons are the perfect watercraft for families and friends at the Lake. Iguana Boat Sales carries the best pontoon boats at the Lake of the Ozarks because we understand the importance of having a fun time on the water. Come to our boat showroom and look for the boat that fits you and your family, and leave with a watercraft that will make the summertime at the Lake of the Ozarks even more fun! 

Check out our Website:

4363 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO