Financing Your Dream: Tips for Securing the Best Powerboat Loans

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Financing Your Dream: Tips for Securing the Best Powerboat Loans

Powerboat loans form part of a specific variety of what is referred to as leisure financing. Unlike vehicles, powerboats are not seen as essential, and so spending on them is a luxury. When applying for a loan to buy that new boat you you’re your eye on, you need to understand leisure financing, and you need to be prepared to fulfil all of the qualifying criteria. Natal Power Boats can help you secure your powerboat loan.

How To Secure a Powerboat Loan

As examples of leisure financing, powerboat loans can be difficult to acquire. You need to ensure that you find the right lender, go through the process as strictly and carefully as possible, and have all the necessary documentation in place. It will be well worth the effort when you set out for the first time on your beautiful new boat.

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The Powerboat Process

Leisure financing is the funding of luxury items through credit. Since powerboats, like other luxury items, such as caravans, bikes and golf carts, are luxury items, lenders will exercise extra special care when considering your application. You will need to jump through a few hoops and you will need to ensure that you have an excellent credit score.

When applying for leisure financing, make sure you have the following:

  • Your ID card or barcoded green ID book
  • Your skipper’s licence
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of residence

You will need to able to show that you have the income to cover the repayments, and your credit score will need to be impeccable. Before you apply for a boat loan, take a moment to check your credit score. You should be able to do so via your bank or a similar financial institution. There are many factors that go towards making up a credit score, such as the number of loans you are currently servicing, whether or not you make your payments every month, and your recent history of debt repayment.

Before choosing a boat and putting in an application for a loan, make sure that you have set a budget that makes sense considering your current income and expenses. Most banks have online calculators that you can use to provide you with an estimate of your repayment amount. Enter the price of the boat want, and see what monthly instalment amount comes out. Then, go back to your budget and see if that amount can fit into it.

Buying a boat is an exciting experience, but acquiring finance can be a hassle. Take the stress out of the process by planning ahead, using the tools available to you, and asking for help from the right people, such as financial advisors, your bank, and your boat dealer.

Shop for new and pre-owned boats at Natal Power Boats

Natal Power Boats sells both new and pre-owned boats to suit all needs and budgets, as well as offering repair and servicing. Contact us for more information. If you need help finding the best financing option for your boat, we will be happy to assist you.

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