Should You Consider a Trailer While Buying a Boat or Not?
After selling numerous boats, boat engines, and other parts for over 30 years, we can say that over 80% of buyers prefer the trailer with a new or used boat package. The others do not need it for the time being. This post is especially for you if you are also not considering buying a trailer with the vessel.
A trailer is an essential part of any boat. Having the right option can offer significant advantages.
Still, many people often overlook a boat trailer while purchasing a new or used vessel. They find themselves in a dilemma whether to buy it also or not.
Here, we have tried to detail the significance of having a trailer.
Benefits of a Boat Trailer
1. Flexibility & Comfort
Most boat trailers for sale on Vancouver Island BC are designed to carry different vessel types and sizes. They typically have the feature of adjustment. It allows you to adapt the trailer per your specific vessel, from a small inflatable to larger boats.
Do you want to go for a cruise on the local lake with your family but also want to go fishing offshore next week? A trailer enables you to carry your vessel to different water bodies. Also, towing your boat with a vehicle becomes easier, eliminating the need to hire people to move it around.
2. Easy Cleaning
You might know how important it is to keep your boat clean. Having a trailer allows you to remove the vessel from the water after each use for cleaning & drying. Taking it to your home or a nearby British Columbia boat dealer for maintenance and repairs will be easier. Keeping your boat out of the water bodies while not in use also helps prevent issues caused by prolonged exposure to water, such as corrosion, algae growth, or damage to the boat hull from marine elements.
3. Convenient Storage
A trailer helps you store the vessel for the winter or off-season conveniently. Keep it in your backyard for a few days or take it to the boat & boat trailer storage services on Vancouver Island for winterization. The choice is yours. It will also help protect your vessel from damage while storing it openly or at someone’s place where they don’t take proper care. In addition, when you keep or winterize your boat at a trusted dealership in BC, you can check its status with the team’s help. Ask the dealership about their facility and how to monitor/check the status of your vessel in storage.
3. Resale Value
When you have a trailer, you can there are more chances to enhance the resale value of your vessel. Buyers prefer to purchase a boat with extra marine electronics, components, accessories, and a trailer.
Things to Consider While Buying a Trailer
Whether it is your first purchase of used or new fishing boats for sale on Vancouver Island or adding a new product to the inventory, researching and selecting the right option is crucial. The same applies to a trailer.
We recommend considering the following:
1. The vessel size and type like Thunder Jet boats, pontoons, rigid inflatables, or any other
2. Be aware of the local trailer laws where you would be travelling with your boat
3. If you buy a used boat trailer, ensure it is durable and will work for years. Don’t lure yourself into purchasing a used one at a low price, as it may end up spending too much money on maintenance or damage to your vessel
4. Choose the right frame from painted steel, aluminum, or galvanized steel for your needs. The material choice depends on the water condition, like saltwater or freshwater use.
5. Don’t misjudge the trailer tires with regular vehicle tires. They are different. Hence, choose carefully.
Read our blog on selecting the right boat trailer in BC to understand the points in detail.
A trailer makes life as a boat owner easier and provides multiple benefits. It gives the freedom of carrying, maintaining, using, securing, and storing your vessel as and when required.
If you want to know more about boat trailers or book marine services in BC, contact us today! Our team will be happy to assist with any marine requirements.