Buying a jet ski is not only fun, it's exciting! A jet ski can provide you with years of fun, but if you don't know what to look for, you're in for a giant headache. This jet ski buyer's guide will provide everything you need to know before you buy. Whether you're a seasoned expert or just getting started, the following will be beneficial to you.
It doesn't matter if you're buying your first jet ski or your fourth. You have to know what you're looking for and what questions to ask so you don't end up making a decision you'll regret later. There are so many things to consider - affordability, new or used, maintenance, etc. Of course you want to get the best deal, too, and you can get all of the answers by asking the right questions.
The first thing you should do is make a list of priorities before you start shopping. Are you more interested in power or high speed? Are you looking to race jet skis or just have an all-around fun ride on the water? What is your price range? Keep in mind that there are many different brands available and you will have both new and used models from which to choose. Be sure to research resale values to avoid paying too much!
When you're making your list, you should also think about things like where you're going to use it. If you're going out in the ocean, you'll probably want a jet ski different from one that you would use on a lake or just in the bay. You'll also want to think about whether you will be the only one using it or if you will ever carry passengers. Try also to think about things like engine noise, storage, transport and comfort.
Now that you've made your list, you're ready to hit the showroom floor. One of the most difficult things you'll have to decide on is which model to buy. Comparing different jet skis isn't always easy, especially if you can't take them out on the water for a test drive. That's why you made your list! Keep checking off the things that are important to you and remember the most important questions: What does the jet ski do? How is it different from this other model? How much weight can it pull or hold? What kinds of safety measures does it feature?
Plus, you can also ask your friends or other owners what models they own or have owned and what they prefer. Do some research online to see what other people are saying about the types of jet skis available and which models are best for your budget and needs.
Don't buy the first one you see that fits your budget. Of course you're excited and you want to get out there on the water, but it's best to take your time, shop around, and do your homework. If this is your first jet ski purchase, bring someone with you, preferably a friend who has bought one before, and they will help you look it over. Helpful resources are available - use them!
Also, before you buy a new jet ski you should look it over. Yes, you expect it to be in perfect condition, but it still may have defects or damage from shipping. Oh, and make sure it comes with a warranty! You'll be glad you took the time to do this if something ever goes wrong.