3 reasons a small boat may be your best bet

We have a tendency to think bigger is better when it comes to consumer products. Typically, we look for bigger TVs, bigger houses or apartments, and often bigger vehicles.

It’s no different when it comes to boats. If you already own a boat, you’re likely to try and upgrade to a larger one. Sometimes, however, a smaller boat has its advantages, and buying a larger boat may not actually be what you’re looking for. Here are a few reasons why a small boat may be right for you.

Less maintenance

This one is pretty self explanatory. With less space, you don’t have to spend as much time cleaning and maintaining your boat. If you don’t frequently have passengers aboard, this can save you a lot of time in the long run.

Easier access to small bodies of water

If you’re a fisherperson, a smaller boat is going to allow you to more easily navigate through streams, backwaters, and rivers that might be more difficult with a larger boat. You’ve surely heard of people with a “secret spot”, and you can be sure they did not find that spot with a large boat.

Handling and efficiency

If you have a power boat, smaller size likely means less weight, and less weight likely means better fuel efficiency. Not only will a smaller boat save you money up front when you make your purchase, but it can save you some money in the long run as well.

Additionally, that smaller stature means it’s going to be a little easier to drive. If you’re new to boating, a small boat is a great place to start.

At Florida Mariner, we sell boats of all sizes and types. Browse our inventory online, or look for our listings at a Florida marina near you.