We just sold a used Glastron runabout with outboard Merc engine to a TX customer. Customer insisted on having a galvanized trailer, so I assume he is planning on using this boat in salt water. So to accommodate the customer, we had to swap a trailer from another boat.
It was quite the scene in our shop as we had to hoist both boats off of their trailers and swap them. We had two boats suspended in the air for quite a while while we adjusted the trailer bunks to fit properly under it's new boat. We got it done without dropping a boat on the floor and the Glastron is headed to TX this weekend. We hope the new owner is thrilled with his boat, trailer and with Midway.
Boating with your wife and kids.
Something I have observed when watching families go boating is that the dad generally wants to do all of the driving. Personally, I would rather have my wife or kids drive the boat while I get to relax and enjoy the ride. There are many benefits to allowing others to drive the boat. I have six kids and I have raised them on the water every summer. I have always encouraged everyone of them to drive the boat and learn how to safely use all of the controls. By the time my sons were 16 years old, I allowed them to take our boat with their friends to the lake. I had full confidence that they were fully capable and safe to take their friends boating and keep my boat safe. There have also been times where my wife has taken our kids and their friends boating without me. We have a short summer season in northern Wyoming and it only makes sense to be able to use the boat as much as possible to get our moneys worth. A dad or husband who thinks he is the only one that can drive the boat is not doing anyone any favors. The boat is very easy to drive and very easy to load and unload off the trailer once you understand how to do it correctly.
So my advice to all dad's, step back and let somebody else drive!
How we set our boat prices
Starting our new promo video
Today I sat down with my son and daughter-in-law with Freemoney Films, to decide how to prepare for our new Midway promo video. This video will help people understand Midway's process for purchasing used boats and getting them ready to sell and then transporting them to the new owners. I wrote up the narration for the video and here is the rough draft.
Are you ready to make memories with your family and friends on the water this summer?
Midway Auto and Marine has the largest selection of new and pre-owned boats in the western united States!
With over 150 boats being sold each year, and transported throughout the united States, Midway has established itself as one of the leading marine dealers in the West.
While most marine dealers focus on their new boat inventory, Midway recognizes the high demand for lower priced, super clean pre-owned boats.
With a network of buyers throughout the US, Midway is able to purchase hundreds of clean pre-owned boats and Freemoney Filmshave them transported in for full mechanical inspection and cosmetic detailing.
Our certified Marine mechanics inspect every mechanical and electrical component on each boat to ensure these boats are ready for dependable use on the water.
Trailers are also fully inspected for reliability so there won't be any surprises down the road.
With Midway's specially trained Detailers, our pre-owned boats look almost brand new with very little signs of wear and tear.
Midway takes pride in making sure our boats are dependable and beautiful and with the help of our State-of-the-Art photo studio, we take the extra time and effort to provide our buyers with professional pictures and videos that show every inch of our boats.
Nearly 85% of the boats Midway sells, are purchased sight-unseen by our customers and their boat is delivered directly to their door.
Customers find Midway's web site to be the most comprehensive and informative Marine web site they have ever seen, which gives them the reassurance that Midway pays attention to the details and stands behind their boats.
And for the past several years, Midway has posted their absolute bottom price right on their web site, so the price you see is the price you pay, Absolutely No games!!
Midway's Sales staff are trained and expected to be courteous and straight forward, no hard selling, no pricing games and will always go the extra mile to provide all the information a customer needs to make an informed and responsible decision.
In Most cases Midway is able to find financing for their customers at better rates, terms and payments than local banks.
Let Midway show you how business should be done in the Marine industry, smart, helpful, honest and straightforward. Are you ready to start building memories with your family and friends? Call Midway today and start your new adventure on the water!
Because we all know, it's not about the boat, it's about your Family!!