Antique Boat Center on a quest to be the #1 place to go for all your Classic Boat needs, has raised the bar for buyers and sellers offering a Water – Ready Certified Program with a 1 year warranty! Only one other classic boat specialist that we know of offers this sort of consumer confidence program. Katz’s Marina led the way on this idea 3 years ago with a 1 year guarantee on their boats. Is this now a trend? We hope so. Katz’s owns their boats out right and offers the warranty on parts of the boats or the entire boat. Antique Boat Center on the other hand brokers the boats for sellers and helps buyers find boats.. So a warranty and certification program is a huge leg up on other brokers that just list boats for sellers, and gives piece of mind for a buyer trying to get an opinion on a boat before they spend money on a complete survey. I personally went through about 1,000 bucks having boats loosely looked at recently at $200 a pop.. Antique Boat Center is regarded by many as the largest and most all encompassing place in the world to find, service and sell your classic boat. This new program helps both buyers and consumer. Along with Katz’s Guarantee this is a game changer for sure for the Classic Boat retailers. We welcome this sort of thing here at Woody Boater. There are many new folks coming into the market, and not a deep understanding of what they are getting into. In many cases, the wrong boat can ruin the passion of classic boats for some. And we all loose.. We loose boats, and more importantly, the people that love these boats. We say here. Congrats to Antique Boat Center and Katz’s Marina for leading the way. We all need this..
Here is how the Antique Boat Center Water-Ready Certified Program works. The Readers Digest version...Antique Boat Center will inspect all Engine and Mechanical systems, as well as visible frames, chine, keel, bottom planking, hull side planking, decks, stem, gripe… The trailer, all of it. It will also water test the boat and make it so its ready to go. Back it all up with a 1-year warranty. So it is Water -Ready Certified. There are more details of course, but you get the idea. Not all there boats will have this. So look for the certified ones for that extra piece of mind. In an ocean of cool boats out there for sale. It’s an absolute nightmare to find a great boat, and worse yet, trying to sell your great boat since everyone claims that there’s is in great condition is tough. This way you can buy your new boat and sell your boat with confidence. This is breaking news, so there is no info on there web site. If you want to know more, call Lou, Dennis or Herb.