Q. How do I choose the right boat?
A. Spend some time thinking about what you want the boat to do, such as how many people you intend to sail with, where you intend to primarily sail, whether you have access to storage/launching, how you intend to transport the boat. Each boat is designed with specific goals or purpose. With these things in mind, give us a call and we can discuss your options.
Q. Do you offer used boats?
A. Yes, we often have used boats available. View our used boat listings. We occasionally accept trade-ins that we repair and upgrade, and offer at competitive prices. We also offer consignments on a boat by boat basis. We only offer quality boats for sale, new or used.
Q. What boats do you keep in stock?
A. Our most popular models (Laser, Sunfish, Zuma) are generally in stock, especially in season spring through fall. Special orders take from four to six weeks, and may have a shipping charge.
Q. Do you take trade-ins?
A. We take trade-ins, depending on condition and model. We also offer consignments on a boat by boat basis.
Q. Do new boats have a warranty?
A. Yes, generally warranty covers defects in material or workmanship for 1-2 years.
Q. Is financing available?
A. We do not offer in-house financing, but credit unions and banks will generally offer financing for new boats.
Q. What maintenance is usually required for sailboats?
A. Plastic/polyethylene boats are almost maintenance free. Fiberglass boats require a bit more care, depending on use and storage in the off-season. Lines will need to be replaced every 5-6 years. Sails generally last 5-10 years, depending on use and care.
Q. What items will be useful with my boat?
· Boat Covers most covers are made by North Sails and can be either mast-up or mast down (travel and storage).
Dolly made by Seitech well designed and built to last indefinitely. A dolly allows launching a boat by a single person easy.
Trailer when car-topping is not desirable, or for boats that need to transported often. We occasionally have used trailers available, and are also dealers for EZ Loader and Triad Sailboat trailers.
Apparel Lifejackets are a must. Splash tops, sailing boots and gloves are nice as well.
Q. Do you offer sailing lessons?
A. Sail Montana offers sailing lessons on your boats or ours, by appointment. We have qualified instructors on staff or can refer you to instructors or programs in your area.
Q. Do you offer delivery?
A. In-stock small boats are sold FOB Kalispell, Montana. Delivery is available for an extra charge. Keel boats and special orders may have a shipping charge from the factory, in addition to a delivery charge to your location.
Q. How well do boats hold their value?
A. Boats with strong classes hold their value very well. Recreational boats do not generally depreciate at the rates most consumers expect from experience with cars, etc.
Q. Do you stock parts for the boats you sell?
A. We stock parts for the popular models we sell. In addition, the parts we sell are often interchangeable with other models and brands. Our mobile rigging trailer is filled with all types of sailboat parts and line.
Q. Where can I demo the boats?
A. Demos can be arranged on a case by case basis. Sail Montana has demo boats of our most popular models and/or we can often connect customers with other owners so they can try before they buy.
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