Are you looking to buy a kayak but don’t know when the best time to purchase is?
Don’t worry, we have your back. Whether you are new to kayaking or an experienced paddler, there are certain times of year that make more sense than others when it comes to buying a kayak.
Let’s take a look at some tips for finding the optimal time for purchasing your new boat.
Timing and Seasonality
When it comes to purchasing a kayak, timing can play an important role in getting the right boat at the right price. Different times of year offer different deals and discounts on kayaks, so it pays off to be aware of seasonal changes in price.
Late winter is typically a great time to purchase a kayak because many retailers run promotions and sales around this period due to slower sales during this season.
Another good time is September/October as stores try to get rid of their old stock in order to make room for new inventory coming in for the holiday season. It’s also worth checking out online retailers who tend to have better prices throughout the year due to lower overhead costs associated with running an online store versus physical retail locations.
Type of Kayak
Knowing what type of kayak you need is key before making any purchases.
There are several different types of kayaks available. Do you want something inflatable, so it is easier to store away and can be carried backpack style to your launch area? How do you want to use your kayak? Will you use it recreationally as a beginner kayaker, or are you looking for something to go fishing? Or white water, adventure kayaking? Or longer distance touring?
Also consider things like storage capacity, stability, and weight capacity when making your decision - all factors that will depend on what type of boat you choose and how much money you want spend on it.
Knowing exactly what type of kayak you want will help when shopping around as well as give you an idea what features are most important in terms of performance as opposed ones that may simply be nice-to-haves but not necessarily essential for your needs.
Don't Delay, Do Your Research and Get Paddling!
Overall, timing can play an important role in getting the right boat at the best price when it comes buying a kayak - late winter and September/October are usually good times for finding deals from retailers.
Also doing some research and knowing what type of kayak you need should always be taken into consideration first, so when a good deal comes up you can grab it!
You may be interested in reading our Guide for Beginners: 3 Essentials You Need to Start Kayaking!
Do plenty of research beforehand so that you understand all your options fully before committing - happy paddling!
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