One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new boat is whether your vehicle can handle towing it to your launch point. Unless you own your own pier or private dock, you’re probably going to need to keep your boat on a trailer at your home until you’re ready to use it, and you’re going to need a vehicle that’s capable of towing it to your launch point for each boating trip.
It’s not exactly reasonable to purchase a new vehicle specifically for towing a boat, so it’s a good idea to base your boat purchase on your vehicle’s towing capacity. Buying a large fishing boat, even if it’s within your budget, is only a good idea if your vehicle has the towing power to handle it.
Finding Out Your Vehicle’s Towing Power
If you own a small compact car, your vehicle probably doesn’t have a towing rating high enough to handle a small trailer let alone a boat. If you have a larger vehicle, such as an SUV or pickup truck, you should refer to the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to deducing your towing power. Most modern pickup trucks and larger vehicles offer high towing capacity as a standard feature, but you still need to verify the vehicle’s towing power before you attempt to tow anything with it.
Remember, you can’t exactly increase your vehicle’s towing power without increasing engine size, and this is impractical on modern vehicles. You’re going to need to purchase a boat that fits your vehicle’s recommended towing capacity.
Ask the Experts
At Rogue Jet Boats, we know how much fun boating can be and we want to help our customers enjoy boating in the safest way possible. This means ensuring safe towing and choosing a boat that fits your vehicle’s towing capacity. Contact Rogue Jet Boats today and let us know what type of vehicle you plan to use for towing your boat, and we will let you know which boats we have in stock that fits your weight limit.