Use Westport Marina Boat Rentals Before You Buy

Lake Norman Boat Rentals 704-483-5172With the summer boating season quickly approaching, many people are thinking about purchasing a boat. As the number one source for Lake Norman boat rentals, we know how great it is to get out on the water. Regardless of whether you are spending a relaxing day on Lake Norman with your family or water skiing with some friends, there really is no better way to enjoy the summer months.

1″If you’ve ever spent an afternoon on Lake Norman, you know how much fun it can be,” says Lowry Hobbs, owner of Westport Marina. “Whether you enjoy wake boarding or taking in the beautiful scenery around the lake, there’s always something fun for you and your family to do.

Considerations Before Buying a Boat

Owning a boat can be one of the rewarding investments you ever make. However, it can also be one of the most trying experiences you ever have. People often rush into buying a boat without getting a clear understanding of everything boat ownership involves. Below are a few of the things you should consider before buying a boat:

  • Can you afford the monthly payments and maintenance costs?
  • Do you have a place to store the boat?
  • How often will you use the boat?
  • Does everyone in your family enjoy boating?
  • What type of boat should you buy?

These are just a few of the things you should consider before buying a boat. Many people get caught up in the excitement of owning a boat and end up regretting their decision.

Renting Before You Buy Can Save Money & Headache

Lake Norman Boat Rentals 704-483-5172Westport Marina has the perfect solution for anyone thinking about buying a boat – try renting before buying. Renting a boat before you buy one is the perfect way to get a more realistic picture of boat ownership and make an informed decision.

“We always recommend you try renting a boat before you own one,” says Hobbs. “Most people don’t think about what happens after they are done enjoying a day on the lake. That’s the other half of owning a boat and the one often forgotten. There really is no better way to understand what it’s like to be responsible for a boat than renting one.”

Additional Benefits of Renting Before Buying

Below are a few of the additional benefits of renting a boat before buying one:

  • Accurately Determine Your Family’s Response – As hard as it is to imagine, there are some people who do not enjoy boating. Some people get terrible sea sickness when they are on the water and prefer to say on land. Others feel unsafe on the water and experience severe anxiety when on a boat. It’s good to make sure this isn’t the case for any of your family members before you purchase a boat. 
  • Test Different Types of Boats – Most people do not know what type of boat is best suited for their needs. Renting different types of boats will allow you to test different options and make an informed decision.
  • More Time to Think – Renting a boat will also give you more time to think about your decision to purchase a boat. Owning a boat is no small undertaking. It is not uncommon for people to rush into buying one and later regret their decision.

If you are thinking about purchasing a boat, you should consider renting one from Westport Marina, the source for all of your Lake Norman boat rentals. For more information or to reserve your boat, call 704-483-5172 or email us.