By now, you’ve probably seen this headline: “You’re the first boat owner who’s willing to buy your boat, but you need to get your license plates covered.”
Or, “You need to make sure you’ve got the right insurance to get the boat and insurance to pay the $50-a-year premium.”
Well, if you’re the owner of a boat with a license plate cover, you’re probably not the first one who needs to get those license plates.
But that’s not what this article is about.
If you’re just looking to buy a boat, or you’re simply interested in the license plate covers, you might be wondering: What’s the best deal out there?
The answer is pretty simple: The best deal.
“If you can afford it, get a boat,” said Dan Dickson, president of Dickson Boat Sales.
If you’re willing to pay for your own license plate, you should definitely consider this deal.
And, if it’s not for you, Dickson is offering a $10,000 “rollover” discount for all of your license plate numbers.
That’s the amount you pay to get a new license plate.
You’ll need to apply for the license plates yourself, but Dickson says the cost is very low.
The company will charge $40 per plate and $20 for each vehicle you add to your fleet.
Dickson’s discount will cover the $40 upfront, but he also offers a “roll over” discount of $25 for every new license number added.
As an added bonus, the company offers a one-year “pre-rollover discount” of $10 off of your initial purchase price.
The first person to order the new license plates will get a $25 credit on their first purchase.
If your boat gets damaged, you’ll be eligible for a $100 discount.
Diners who purchase the plates and don’t want to pay upfront are also eligible for free “rollovers.”
If your boat is a brand-new boat, the discount applies to all your license numbers.
If it’s an older boat, it only applies to one or two plates per boat.
Dickson is not the only one offering discounts for new boat owners.
An old-school dealer like Dickson can get you up to $10 for each license plate you order.
The discount will be applied to the first purchase, and then for every $5 you add, you can add another $10.
You can get the discount even if you don’t order a license.
You just need to pay up front.
It’s a great deal, but it’s a long process.
So how do you get a deal?
First, you need a dealer to order your license.
Dampco of Chicago, Ill., is one of the most trusted dealers in the industry.
They’re a one stop shop for all your boat licensing needs.
They have the largest fleet in the market.
They even have an agent for you.
When you get your order, they will call you and give you a confirmation number.
You then need to call the dealer and request a licenseplate cover order.
They will call back to confirm your order and give your order the go-ahead.
You’ll get your new plates in about 30 days.
But wait, there’s more.
Dinesen also has a discount option that lets you get the same deal for a smaller number of plates.
You don’t have to pay anything upfront, and you can get it for a little less than $50.
Finally, you have to get insurance.
Docks will offer you a discount on the price of the first license plate and a $15 discount on all subsequent plates.
So, how much do you need?
The best way to figure out how much you need is to look at your vehicle’s insurance.
According to Dinesens insurance quotes, if your vehicle is a new boat, you’d pay about $40 a year for a new car and about $30 a year or less for a used car.
If a used boat is being used, it would pay about the same, but only around $40.
While the $15 savings may sound tempting, it’s important to remember that insurance premiums vary greatly depending on the vehicle’s age, mileage, and condition.
If the car is getting old, it may pay more, but your car could get more expensive.
So you should always consider the best price before you buy.
That’s all for now, but check out the best deals out there: Docks is offering “roll overs” of their $50 discount for new owners of boat license plates, and a discounted $25 discount for existing boat owners on all other new and used license plates that they sell.
New owners of license plates can get a “Rollover” option that gives them a discount of up to 75 percent off.