Summer is here in South Florida—and if you don’t have a boat yet, you’re likely dreaming about one! The dream might just be closer than you think. Read on to discover three key questions to ask before buying your new boat, then be sure to participate in South Florida Yachts’ Summer Inventory Blowout to find your perfect ride.

What are my favorite on-the-water activities?

When you’re thinking about your dream boat, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the abundance of on-the-water activities you hope to enjoy. What does that ideal first day on the water look like? Are you fishing with friends, or wakeboarding off a quiet channel? Or perhaps enjoying a mix of relaxed cruising and fast-paced runs up the coast? Once you have the answer to this question, your South Florida Yachts sales team can help you find the perfect build for your unique goals, whether that’s a center console, dual console, bay boat or something else.

(Tip: Here at South Florida Yachts, we believe that every boat you own has the potential to be a “dream boat!” From streamlined bay boats to beautiful yachts, our boats offer endless cruising fun for wherever you are on your boat ownership journey.)

Who will be cruising with me?

Trouble deciding on the ideal size for your boat? Think about how many people you’d like to cruise with (or, if you already have a boat, whether your current space is too crowded or just right); this will help you find a boat that’s spacious and comfortable, without being overly large for your cruising needs.

How often do I plan to boat?

The frequency of your on-the-water adventures is another helpful figure that will help you, and our team, find a boat that meets your needs on a practical level—for example, will you want to park your boat in your garage or driveway? Do you want to spend as much time on your boat as possible? Or do you perhaps plan to leave your boat at the marina and take it out for trips only during certain times of year? Every boater is different, but knowing your on-the-water routine can help us choose a boat that satisfies your maintenance and convenience needs.

And of course, be sure to consider your ideal boat ownership experience—not just life on the water, but life in between outings, too. Do you have the resources for regular maintenance, or are you looking for a boat that is easy to maintain and ready to go whenever you are? These questions can help you better chart out the logistics of boat ownership so you know exactly what to expect with each and every option. We’re here to help with that step!

We hope that today’s guide helps you choose a boat that suits, your family and your on-the-water style! Browse our inventory or stop by to see our beautiful boats in person today. We look forward to working with you.