The Right Boat at the Right Price! Blowout Sale!

The greatest part of summer is that on the weekends you can take advantage of nature and make incredible memories with your family and friends. Our favorite way to make memories is to take out our boats on the lake and relax out on the water. You can ask anyone, a seasoned boater, or someone new to boating, the right boat makes for the best memories.
Some people like to look on Craigslist for a super steal on a boat, but are those boats worth the money? People have shared with us some of their horror stories about buying used boats through the Internet. We had a really nice guy contact us about a boat that he had recently purchased. He told us that the boat looked super clean on the outside and that he was just super excited because he couldn’t believe the price he had paid for it. Well sure enough the seller hadn’t mentioned that the boat had previously sunk and the tower had been ripped off. When we saw the boat we immediately noticed that the boat looked like it was salvaged and patched up. At Memphis Boat Center, we will NEVER let our customers go through something like that! So, we have decided to clearance all our BRAND NEW RINKERS and are selling them at Used prices will full factory warranties so you can breathe easy at the lake and enjoy stress free, worry free weekends on the water!

 

The Rinker Family of boats that we have to offer deliver extreme quality and value for the price! If you compare our boats to any of our competitors of bow riders you will see that they are very well equipped boats. Come by today to see our great selection and awesome prices!

 

As low as $25,995 NEW!!!

As low as $25,995 NEW!!!

 

If you are looking for a boat to go out on the water with your family and cruise around, do a little tubing, skiing, or wakeboarding, but you do not want a big boat or a big price tag we have the perfect boat for you! Starting as low as $25,995 this boat has a 4.3 liter V6 that delivers power and fuel efficiency saving you money every time that you use it! The boat comes fully equiped including a spare tire for the trailer? does the other boat you are looking at come with a trailer? a spare? make sure you ask!

276 Rinker only $60,995!

276 Rinker only $60,995!

If you like big boats for big lakes like Pickwick lake in Tennessee, you will find that a 27 foot boat is a must! but how many fully equipped boats are priced at $60,995? that is over $22,000 OFF MSRP! We must be Crazy!!! These are brand new boats at Blowout Prices! We encourage you to seriously research this boats competitors and see how much more you will have to pay for a boat that is half equipped as this boat. Choppy waves on the lake on a busy weekend? Once behind the wheel behind this bad boy you will never call it choppy water again, it will just be water since this boat cuts through water like butter delivering one of the smoothest boats in the industry! with a 300 Horsepower V-8 Engine you will smile every time you throttle up as you hear the engine rev up like a muscle car.

A Cruiser/Wakeboard Machine!

A Cruiser/Wakeboard Machine!

Are you looking for a great all-around boat that will perform well as a every day lake cruiser, but will also pull your son and his friends when they want to wakeboard, ski or tube, look no further! This 23 foot boat is equipped with Perfect Pass which allows you to stay a speed that the boat will maintain no matter how hard the wakeboarder or skiers cuts behind the boat. The tower allows you to get higher air off the wake and perform more advance tricks. this boat is completely designed for the family who likes to do everything on the water! and its only $49,995 that is over $17,000 thousand in savings!!! the boat is equipped with a tandem axle trailer with a spare as well!

 

Come on in to Memphis Boat Center and see all the incredible ringers and the blowout prices we have them at! These boats will never leave you stranded on the water! These boats come with full warranty and you also get the greatest service technicians in the Mid-South!

check out all our sales at http://www.memphisboatcenter.com/custompage.asp?pg=rinkercloseout

The Best Wakeboard Boat Bracketology! Let the Best Boat Win!!!

Here at Memphis Boat Center we have embraced the NCAA Mens Basketball Bracket challenge and decided that it would be  an awesome idea to let our customers engage in our own Bracket Challenge for a chance to win a Memphis Boat Center T-Shirt and Yeti Bottle Opener!

Click Here to Download your bracket now!!!

Here is how it works.

We gave our bracket to all our employees and let all of them fill it out. we graded all the brackets and compared them together. we graded each battle and the majority of each winner was put on out “Master Bracket” The Master Bracket was Finalized and a winner was announced.

The First Person To email your bracket back to us that matches our “Master Bracket” wins the Prize!

Do your research on each boat!

Which boats are the best bang for your money?

Click Here to Download your bracket now!!!

Email Your Brackets to: Enrique.Martinez@memphisboatcenter.com

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what boat was your winner?

Was it and Axis? A Malibu? If it was, we invite you to come on in to Memphis Boat Center or your nearest dealer and let us work with you and build you the boat of your dreams or choose from our wide selection of our Axis and Malibu line up that fits your budget and lifestyle.

Some things to consider when buying a pre-owned boat.

Are you thinking about buying a pre-owned boat? Are you worried your going to be lied to and sold a boat that doesn’t work? How do you know if the boat will run properly? How do you know your investment will not go to waste?

These are all questions many people ask themselves when buying a pre-owned boat. Sometimes, the cheapest deal is not the best deal. Here at Memphis Boat Center we go through a rigorous inspection process to be sure we are offering quality at a good value.  That being said, Today is your lucky day!

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In this weeks blog, we will share with you the things to look for in a used boat to make sure that your investment is worth every penny!

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We break our inspections into Six different categories; Exterior/Interior, Powertrain, Instrumentation, Compression Test, Trailer, and finally the Lake Test. Lets define each category for you and tell you what to look for. Lets break it down!

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR

  • Hull Gelcoat- check for cracks, scratches, flaws or any damage
  • Deck Gelcoat- check for cracks, scratches, and damage
  • Decals- are the decals in good shape? 
  • Hardware exterior- is the boat missing any bolts, screws, rivets, etc. 
  • Windshield- are there any cracks, missing parts, etc.
  • Platform- is the platform in good shape, will you have to replace it, or re-cover it. 
  • Underwater gear- is the underwater gear in good shape? Is the prop shaft straight?  Prop true? Any sign of impact? 
  • Carpet- Is the carpet clean, missing snaps, mildewed, or nasty?
  • Upholstery- any cuts or holes, cracks, rotten wood, failed stitching, etc
  • Bimini- any cuts or holes, broken pieces, missing parts, cover, etc

POWERTRAIN

  • Engine Model- is the boat properly powered for its size?
  • Belts/Hoses- are they tight? dry-rotted? in good shape?
  • Oil Level- is the oil level good? is it clean? Any leaks? Oil condition can be a good indication of how a boat has been maintained.
  • Alternator- check the volt gauge, is the system charging properly?
  • Starter – does the starter work properly every time?
  • Run at idle. make sure idle is a good constant RPM.  Do you hear any abnormal sounds in the engine?  All cylinders firing?  

INSTRUMENTATION

  • Steering- does the steering work properly and with the proper resistance?
  • Throttle-does the throttle advance smoothly?
  • Fire Ext- required equipment.  Is it present and charged?
  • Fuel Gauge- does the fuel gauge work, mark the proper amount of fuel?
  • Temp Gauge- does the temp gauge work? 
  • Volt Gauge- does the volt gauge display the proper voltage?
  • Blower- does the blower work? 
  • Bilge Pump- does the bilge work? can you hear it running?
  • Nav Lights- do both the navigation and anchor lights work properly?
  • Stereo/Speakers- does the unit power up?  does the remote(s) work? do the speakers work? tower speakers? are the speakers blown?

COMPRESSION TEST

  • A good indicator of the health of an engine is the cylinder compression.  It can indicate a problem that may not yet be noticeable under normal operation.  To perform this test the spark plugs are removed and a pressure gauge is hooked to each cylinder, one at a time.  The engine is turned over and the max pressure is marked.  While checking this, inspect the side of the block for cracks.  Do the same for the manifolds.  

LAKE TEST

  • Cruise Control- does your boat have cruise control? does it stay at a constant speed? Gps Test for accuracy
  • Heater- some boats have heaters, does it work properly without leaks?
  • Shower- some boats have shower hoses. does it work? is it a hot shower?
  • Ballast System- do the tanks fill and empty? no leaks? is the ballast hard or soft?
  • Speedo- does the speedo work properly?
  • Steering Gear- make sure steering is soft. If its really hard to turn, you could need a new cable
  • Oil level – Check the oil once again to be sure it is in the same condition and does not show evidence of water contamination

TRAILER

  • Bearings- is the trailer road ready? greased bearings?  Are they tightened to spec?
  • Lights- do all the lights work on the trailer? Is the light hook up in good shape?
  • Tires- how old are the tires? cracks? tread? 
  • Spare- does the trailer have one?  condition?
  • Winch- is the winch in good shape? Is the strap intact and strong? 

So now that you have finished checking every part of the boat, what did you find? Is that really cheap deal still worth the money, or are you going to have to invest more money into the boat. While not an all inclusive list, each one of these bullet points can require a repair and money out of your pocket. Are the fixes something that Mr. Fix it can do or are you going to have to take it in to get serviced?  Is this boat going to run right out on the water, give you peace of mind, or make awesome memories? Will it break down constantly, will have to keep fixing things on it? Whether from an individual or a dealer if you follow our rigorous checklist and get down and dirty, you will be able to see what is a great deal and what is just not worth your money.  If this sounds exhausting to you you can leave it to the experts.  We specialize in pre-owned boats and would love the opportunity to find the right fit for you and your family.

Enrique’s Malibu/Axis Factory Tour

This week we interviewed Enrique Martinez about his experience at the Malibu/Axis Factory. 

 

Memphis Boat Center. Q.) First things first, was it worth the drive from Memphis?

Enrique Martinez. A.) What Drive? (Enrique chuckles) I honestly didn’t think anything of the drive. I left early in the morning and next thing i knew i was passing Nashville. I stopped for Fuel and next thing i know i was at the factory.  On the way back, my mind was racing the same way a kids mind races after leaving Disneyland while repeating “that was awesome!” over and over. I promise you wont even notice the drive. 

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Q.) What was your first impression of the factory?

A.) One word, Impressive!  It really is interesting seeing how much dedication each worker puts into each boat. It really impressed me how the majority if the building process focusses on quality control. The boats have to be perfect, if not, the factory will not release it. 

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Q.)  What was the biggest shocker during the tour. 

A.) Usually when you think of engineers, you think of people behind a computer doing research and development.  What amazed me about the Malibu engineers is that they are at each station of the factory making sure things are being build properly, testing, researching, and figuring out ways to make the boat better each day. The team of 12 engineers have developed the best boats in the industry hands down. 

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Q.) Can you describe the feeling of walking through the plant?

A.)  I guess  the best way to describe the feeling is to compare it to the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The whole time i was dumbstruck and in awe by every station of the building process.  Suddenly you are hit with a strong urge to touch all the boats and call them “my precious”, when suddenly you remember that the tour guide is in the middle of explaining to you something and you wondered off in daydreams. You then compose yourself, wipe off the drool, and keep learning about the building process. Image

 

Q.) What was it like to see the new 22MXZ for the first time?

A.) Man, i had to play it cool, specially since there was a ton of people around. I had to sign for the boat and get all the paper work, so on the outside i looked pretty normal. On the inside, well that is a completely different story. My mind was like a Michael Jackson music video hyped up on energy drinks. There was some moon walking, loud high pitched screams, ton of jumping up and down, doing the splits (i pictured Jimmy Fallon doing the splits and completely failing), and even some Thriller action. My face still hurts from smiling so much.

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Q.) Would you recommend the tour to anyone looking for a new boat?

A.) Yes! If you ever have the chance to take a weekend trip to the Knoxville area, stopping at the Malibu factory for a tour is a must! You will never see boats the same way!

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