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What Is a Good Affordable Boat for First Time Boaters?

Published May 9th, 2019 by Bernardo

If you are new to boating, finding a boat that makes sense can be overwhelming. With so many boats out there, it’s hard to know what is the best choice – as well as if you can even afford one. Many first-time boat buyers have a misconception that boating is not affordable, however, with the Nautical Ventures financing option, buying a boat can be just like buying a car and in many cases, just as affordable.

The Glastron brand is one of these kinds of boats. With entry level models priced at an average cost of $30,000, Glastron boats offer a wide variety of features that some more expensive brands don’t include. In comparison to other deck boats, such as Pontoon’s which can exceed up to $100,000 in price, Glastron boats have 12 characteristics of deck boats, vs. Pontoon’s which only have 5, out of the 15 measurable points used in the study. 

Here is the breakdown:

 

Glastron GTD Series

Pontoon Boats

Salt Water Ready Fiberglass Hull

X

 

Solid Fiberglass Construction

X

 

Fiberglass Cockpit Liner

X

 

Wooden Deck Flooring

 

X

Helm fully integrated into Deck and Cockpit

X

 

Single or Dual Helm Layout

X

 

Multiple Seating Configurations

X

X

Seating Integrated into Deck and Cockpit for Strength

X

 

Seating Screwed into Wooden Decking

 

X

In Floor Fiberglass Storage

X

 

Floor Storage - Only Available with Triple Pontoon Configuration

 

X

Surfing Capabilities

X

 

Fresh Water System

X

X

Concealed Swim Ladder

X

 

Outboard and Stern Drive Power

X

 

Not only do Glastron boats outperform Pontoon’s in their category by their performance and drive, but they are also wildly affordable. To put into perspective, a $29,995 Glastron GT 180 model will costs you $199/mo. That’s about the same price for most average cars on the market today. So, if you’re new to the world of boating and need something that is good but also affordable, Glastron is the way to go.

Nautical Ventures is your authorized Glastron Boat Dealer for North Dade. Broward, and Palm Beach counties. With locations in Fort Lauderdale and North Palm Beach, Nautical Ventures is proud to offer these amazing vessels to the South Florida boating community.

Nautical Ventures has been serving the South Florida boating market for over 30 years. They’ve been helping boaters in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Dade County get on the water to enjoy trouble-free boating. They service everything they sell and they are factory trained to warranty everything they carry. When you buy from Nautical Ventures, you’re not just buying a boat… you’re buying the experience.  

Contact us to schedule your sea trial today.

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