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Smartwave Boats

First Time Boaters

Discover what you should look out for when buying your first boat

Start your boating adventure the right way

As a first-time boat buyer, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind to ensure a successful purchase and enjoyable boating experience.


Here at The Wolf Rock Boat Company, we understand the excitement and anticipation that comes with purchasing your first boat. We're here to offer some valuable advice and tips to ensure you make the best investment to suit your needs, to help guide you through the process and to offer some recommendations for great first boats or ribs.

BRIG RIBs and Tenders
Smartwave SW4200 Green


 Performance and comfort on the water


It's important to consider your budget for not just the purchase cost, but also ongoing maintenance, storage, and operating expenses. It's essential to have a clear understanding of the total cost of ownership before committing to a boat purchase.


Next, consider the type of boating activities you plan to engage in. Whether it's fishing, watersports, leisure cruising, or offshore adventures, choosing a boat that suits your intended use is crucial. For example, if you enjoy versatility and easy manoeuvrability, a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) might be the perfect option for you. 


Another essential consideration is to think about the size of the boat. Larger boats offer more space and comfort, while smaller boats are easier to handle and can be more affordable.


It's important to strike a balance between size and convenience based on your preferences and experience level.

BRIG Eagle 5 Custom


Discover the world’s most advanced RIBs

Smartwave SW4200 Red

Our selection of boats suitable for first time boaters

Build quality

All boats on offer from The Wolf Rock Boat Company go through our extensive rigging process to ensure they are at optimum seaworthiness. We firmly believe that the extra time and detail that is spent ensuring a boat is water ready and safe is a critical aspect to our teams ethos. 

Safety features

Finally, be sure to consider what safety features a boat offers such as self-draining decks, hull protection, and modern navigation systems. Depending on what your use case is and your budget, ensuring you have all the safety features necessary is vital.

By taking these factors into account, you can make an informed decision and find the boat that best fits your needs and budget.



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