5 Secrets To Help You Succeed At The 2019 Grand Rapids Boat Show
You’ve now made your decision to attend this year's Grand Rapids Boat Show. You've purchased your admission tickets and the entire family is already excited for next summer on the water. The day of the boat show has arrived and may create an overwhelming experience. But it doesn't have to. Following these important tips and tricks will ensure that your family's visit to the Grand Rapids Boat Show is a major success.
1.) Visit Dealerships Prior To Show
Researching before the Grand Rapids Boat Show is what we like to call “doing your homework”. If you have a specific brand your family is interested in, find your local dealer and visit their showroom, either at their storefront or their online showroom. Who knows, you may get to the showroom and find out the brand you were excited about leads you to another brand or layout that better fits your family’s needs. This could save you hours of time at the show, and allow you to spend more time browsing a narrowed list of brands, models, layouts, and even dealerships.
2.) Schedule An Early Visit
Scheduling your family’s visit early in the week makes all the difference when it comes to purchasing the right boat. The attendance on Wednesday, Thursday, and up to Friday afternoon are usually much lower than Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. This provides one-on-one sales advice, smaller crowds on the boats, and shorter lines at the concession stand. And if you don’t receive enough information during your visit to make a purchase, you still have the chance to attend another day at the show. But you should know that the boat show incentives only last through the end of the show on Sunday evening. During the second day at the show, your family should have a much smaller list of brands, layouts, and dealerships then during the first day.
3.) Don't Be Afraid To Get On The Boats & Ask Questions
Dealerships are excited for you to explore the new year's product. Several days are spent making sure the booth provides easy access onto each brands variety of different models and layouts. Therefore, don't be afraid to get onto the boats! Getting on the boats allows you to touch and feel, and to figure out what you like or what you dislike. Upon entering the boat, you may drum-up a long list of questions, don't worry this is normal. And the dealership staff will be eagerly waiting to answer any questions or concerns to which you may have.
4.) Collect Brochures & Contact Information
Your family’s day at the Grand Rapids Boat Show can be a whirlwind. It can be even more difficult when attempting to remember all the product details, brands, layouts, and different dealerships you walked through during your visit. For these reasons, it’s important to collect as many brochures from each dealership as possible. During the show, they can be used to quickly compare brand to brand without going back and forth from boat to boat. On top of that, If your family does not purchase a boat during the first visit, the brochures can be used as a reference point and provide further knowledge for the second day at the show.
Another free tool that is used to gain further knowledge is the dealerships staff members. All well-rounded dealerships should have staff members who are beyond educated on the product and everything that has to do with the product. Therefore, it’s important to collect contact information from the dealerships staff members in which you enjoyed working with. Therefore, if your family does not purchase on the first day, the staff member can be contacted and provide all forgotten, or unanswered information for the second day at the show.
5.) Always Request Detailed Quotes
The words value and price don’t always go hand in hand. This is why it’s important to always request detailed quotes at the boat show. The detailed quote should include manufacture/dealership show incentives, additional options, and any other price-related promises made. It’s also highly encouraged that you ask what the quoted price would look like if you decided not to make the purchase at the Grand Rapids Boat Show. This price increase could make a difference in which brand, model, layout, and even engine you decide to purchase.
Pro Show Tip
Remember to bring a camera or smartphone to help compare different brands, models, options, and features. These images can also be shared with family and friends to further validate your final decision.
Now that you have discovered these 5 tips and tricks to help you at this year's Grand Rapids Boat Show, your family WILL have a successful visit. No more dreaming of long days out on the lake with your family. Dreams will become reality! We know this because Premier Motorsports has been a part of the Grand Rapids Boat Show for over 25 years and counting. This year our booth is bigger than ever, and we will have six different boat brands with plenty of different models and layouts for your viewing. Premier Motorsports carries only the most well known, top of the line brands such as; Sylvan Pontoons, Berkshire Pontoons, Premier Pontoons, Sunchaser Pontoons, along with our two towboat brands Moomba and Nautique. Our entire staff is excited to help you purchase your families next adventure! See you soon.