When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat?

Posted by Hannah Ellis on Sep 19, 2019 11:46:03 AM
Hannah Ellis

“Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it!” — David Lee Roth

So, you want to buy a yacht, sail around the world, and live the life of your dreams. Maybe you're new to the boating world or you just haven't been given the 411 on the time to buy. Either way, it's easily one of the most important parts of your journey. Here are our top 5 reasons why Fall is the time to buy a boat.

Top Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to Buy a Boat

Lead Times

Buying a new boat takes time. Probably more time than people realize. In order for your boat to be perfectly tailored to you, have all of your requested features and amenities, and sport a gorgeous hull color, she needs to be ordered months in advance. In order to be ready by boating season in the Northeast, she will need to be purchased in the Fall. Why? Because the manufacturer will need time to build your boat to your specifications. 


Have you ever noticed new things always come out in the Fall? I think it's a way of counteracting the post-summer sadness. Lucky for you, new boat models also always seem to debut in the Fall. This makes it the best time to purchase a top of the line vessel before it sells out.

Work and Maintenance

The beginning of boating season can become hectic in the boating industry. This is the time everyone puts in for warranty work and maintenance before hitting the water. Sooner rather than later is best in this case. The sooner you get your boat, the sooner you can get her in for any checkups. Don't wait until the last minute and risk a boatless boating season.

Boat Shows

Boat shows are a boater's best friend, if you're serious about buying a boat. Boat shows give you the opportunity to board the boat, talk with a sales professional, and save big with boat show incentives and special offers. These shows are basically like the Black Friday of the yachting world. Boat shows usually run in the Fall and Winter months, find one near you and mark your calendar!


As boating season inches closer, yacht prices rise higher... and so do interest rates. The sooner you buy, the better chance you have at scoring a great price and an even better financing plan. Don't wait until boating season. Start your search early and save!

There are many more reasons why you should purchase your boat in the Fall, but If you don't want to break the bank, and still want to score the yacht of your dreams, the Fall truly is the time to buy.

It's (almost) officially Fall, so if you would like to speak with a broker, or just see what we have available, now is a great time. Using a yacht broker can also help you in your buying journey, so why not give Cape Yachts a call today? We can help you find the boat of your dreams, so you will be ready to splash come next boating season. 

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