Boat Re-sale Value Rises with New Furniture

Press Release
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Officials at iboats.com say replacing boat furniture is one of the best ways to increase the value and appeal of an older boat

Boating season has begun and replacing boat furniture this year is one of the best ways to increase the value and appeal of an older boat. Whether preparing to sell a used boat or simply looking for an economical way to get that new boat look and feel, officials at iboats.com say refurbishing a boat’s interior is the answer to save money and increase the value and enjoyment of an older boat. Whether selling or renovating, these boating professionals say upgrading the boat seats may be the perfect option for a boater on a budget.

For years, pontoon boat owners have been known for replacing entire seat layouts to revitalize older pontoon boats. However, this isn't just an option for pontoon owners. In recent years quality marine seat manufacturers have begun to offer matching boat furniture pieces for bass boats, ski boats, offshore boats and many other boat styles. It is now a considerably easier process to replace old, faded, worn out boat seats by choosing from a wide selection of seat styles and colors.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports over 17-million registered new and used boats in the United States, with approximately 81% of the boats being 5 years or older. According to Info-Link, which monitors the recreational boating industry, the average age of pre-owned boats has grown over the past few years from 15 to 20 years old.

Installing new seats on a boat is a fairly straightforward project that most boaters feel comfortable tackling as a do-it-yourself project. Different tools are required depending on the seat style being replaced, but typically the most advanced tool that is needed is an electric drill.
 

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