Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What's Hot, The Latest Trends In Bass Boat Sales.

What size bass boats are selling best and why? What is the boating industry seeing in the future? In this blog we will discuss these items and more, so read on if you what to see What’s Hot.

Boat dealers and manufactures have seen changes in the bass boat market; today’s anglers are purchasing smaller boats. This trend started in the 2010 and continued in the 2011 model year. These best-selling models are 18 ½ to 19 ½ feet long and are powered by 150-225 horsepower engines. Unlike the 18 and 19 footer of the past, these new boats meet the requirements today’s anglers demand; fishing ability, super wide front decks, efficient operation and better performance compared to their predecessors. These new rigs also cost a lot less than their 20 and 21 foot counterparts that gained popularity in the early 2000’s. 
Why are customers purchasing these smaller more economical boats? It could be that the economic times have cut into the fishing fund, large gas bill for the truck and boat can get out of hand quickly when feeding a 3/4 ton and a 250 horsepower outboard. Having sold bass boats since 1988, I believe that the average angler can no lower afford or justify the price of $55, 000.00 to $60,000.00 in the present economic conditions. You can easily spend that much on today's 20 or 21 foot bass boats before adding all the goodies. Today’s anglers want to add all the optional equipment to their new rig, equipment that costs thousands of dollars. Adding $10, 000.00 in options hurts a lot less when purchasing a boat that costs $35, 000.00 - $40, 000.00, compared to adding it to their $60, 000.00 counterparts. 

After seeing this market trend, most bass boat manufacturers have up graded their 18 and 19 foot offerings, making sure that anglers can get the boat with the options and features that they desire at a price that fits into today's budgets. This is great for the anglers in the market today, there are plenty of options of new model choices in the market place to choose from.

Driving one of these sporty 18 and 19 foot boats has never been smarter in my opinion, they are less expensive to purchase, cost a lot less to operate, can be towed by a small SUV or 1/2 ton pickup and are plenty of boat for even the most competitive angler. So if the economic times have cut down your fishing trips, give the newest trend in bass fishing a look. I bet that you'll get to fish a lot further on that fishing fund.  



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