Buying two new Alumacraft boats
Bought my 07 Navigator / 90 Yamaha at Stark's in May 07, haven't seen any dealer since. Just the way you would wish it to be.
Fast forward a couple of years, pretend you have a problem with your motor in the middle of the summer. A service backlog of two or even three weeks seems to be the norm. It would be really nice to be able to skip to the front of the line.
Also agree with some of the earlier posts, shop all over the state, and the Internet for the best price, and see what you can do with the closest reputable marina to where you live. The Internet has become the great equalizer when you're in the market to purchase a big dollar item.
The $500 you save won't do you any good while your sitting at home, because you purchased your boat from a dealer who has an incompetent service department.
I think you have a good dealer right there in Kenosha.
if you are buying a 4stroke, maybe get the first oil/filter change after the break in period...
was able to keep the total cost down with these type of things
I have looked around and found that negotiating can be difficult. But I like the idea of getting service contracts possibly in exchange for money off.
Hopefully today will be the day I make an offer and come to an honest / fair deal.
What kinds of discounts have people here negotiated when purchasing their new boats?