Boats for Sale! The (Surprising) Best Time to Buy Used Boats in Kalamazoo

Though you might not expect it, buying a boat in January is generally considered a frugal idea in the boating world (at least, as frugal as buying any boat can be). Both new and old boats for sale have some of their lowest pricing throughout the year in January, and they also tend to come with a good deal of bells and whistles at little extra cost. But why is that?

In this month’s blog post, we’ll be discussing why January is a shockingly smart time to purchase a boat and how you can capitalize on it.

Boat Show Season Begins!

January is considered one of the best times to purchase a boat because it’s the time when boat show season kicks off. Now, you may be thinking: why would someone ever think that boat show season should start in January, the most wintery month of the year? Well, the answer actually makes a surprising amount of sense. In the end, it all comes down to timing.

Companies choose January to show off their new boats because ordering boats early gives the customer a wider variety of options and features to choose from. Since companies tend to reveal their new boats and refresh their supply of older ones in the winter, January becomes a time of plenty in the boating world. So as a customer, you’ll have a wider variety of models, colors, and customization options on your new boats available to you.

Boats for Sale That Won’t Capsize Your Budget

All of this increased supply also means that there’s an opportunity in January to buy any boats for sale at a reduced price. At the same time, a small number of people are thinking about buying boats in January, meaning demand is also working to keep prices down.

Just take a look at this graph of pre-owned boat sales from 2017-2023. You’ll notice that January is consistently the time where companies are selling the fewest boats, making it the ideal time to strike a favorable deal as a customer. Economics is truly a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

When it comes to both new and used boats for sale, it’s always important to look for opportunity where you least expect to find it. Though January may be coming to a close for now, February is a similarly advantageous month to consider buying a boat—so don’t give up hope.

Either way, you don’t want to be left out in the cold this spring when everyone else boards their new boats for their maiden voyage. Contact our team at Kooper’s Marine today to discover what new deals we have in store.