Why Should You Buy Or Sell Your Boat At A Boat Show?

Whether you are a first-time buyer who just decided to take their interest in boating a step further, or whether you want to sell a boat to get an upgrade, attending a Boat Show is a must! If you are new to boating, or a seasoned boater, attending a boat show always opens the doors to a whole new world of information and opportunities.

In this article, we are going to examine the reasons why you should go ahead and attend a Boat Show when buying, or even selling your boat. 

Boat Shows are Educational

First of all, attending a Boat Show can be very educational, especially if you are new to boating. At a boat show, you will see and learn about equipment which is available, what you need to purchase to prepare yourself for the boating season, learn about new innovations and how they can make your life easier, understand the basic needs for a boat owner, whether you are looking at buying a small boat which you want to use to take your fishing hobby up a notch, or whether you want a larger boat which can accommodate your whole family for weekends away, out at sea.


A boat show can act as a one-stop shop as it will have various suppliers and brokers of both boats and equipment. It gives you the chance to view and compare everything you might need from ropes, safety equipment, to finally your choice of boat. Instead of having to take weeks to go around various retail outlets to see what is out there and what is available, at a boat show you have everything brought over to you. This gives you the ease to compare and see what best fits your needs.

Price deals

Of course, the dealers at a boat show will all come up with special offers when trying to sell a boat! Whether it is a special price they are offering, whether it is favourable payment conditions or any add-ons that they are offering when you make a purchase from them you will definitely get more for your money when you are making your purchase from a trade show.

Educational Assistance

At a boat show, you will be able to gather all the logistical information which you need for owning a boat. You will learn what documents are needed, what licences you need in order to drive a boat, what insurances you need, and when and where the training courses to obtain all relevant certification will take place. There might also be a number of workshops taking place during the boat show which can help you get a better understanding of the skills you need and how to gain those skills.

Family fun day

Let’s also keep in mind, that a boat show is a fun way of involving the whole family – whether you are buying your first boat, or you are upgrading to a bigger one. Going all together makes it easier to get everyone’s point of view, especially if you are looking for a boat for all the family. Plus, it will make everyone feel part of this big decision.

Amount of viewers for your boat

If you want to sell a boat, there is no better way to get exposure than at a boat show!

Most people attend a boat show with the sole purpose of buying a boat, therefore the people coming there are genuinely interested. Also, the brokers who are setting up the boat show will highly advertise this event, so as to make it a sure hit. So, with the number of people visiting the boat show, and the assistance of the broker working on selling your boat, putting your boat up for sale at a boat show is the way to go.

There is no going wrong at a Boat Show whether you are looking to buy or sell your boat. Contact us at Boatcare Trading Ltd. for more details regarding the Used Boat Show happening this coming weekend.