If you are searching for a lakeside property or have already purchased one, you are probably a water sport or boating enthusiast. Due to this, you will need a suitable place to keep your watercraft or boat. One of the best options you have is to construct a pontoon or buy a residential property that has one already.
But, why should lakeside homeowners consider owning private pontoons over storing their boats in the marina? Here are compelling benefits of a pontoon you cannot overlook.
When you have a boating pontoon right outside your residential property, you'll use it at any time. You don't have to drive across town and beat the traffic just to have that water ride you desire. Simply walk to your pontoon and take the trip. What's more, you'll avoid the hassle of cooperating with other boat owners. Once you are done having fun, you won't need to pull into a marina, place the boat on your trailer and drive home — if you still choose to keep your boat at home. You can use the boat as regularly as you want.
Your boat is a significant investment that must be kept safe. Keeping it at the marina can be risky; you might worry that the boat will be vandalised, damaged or stolen. With a private pontoon, the likelihood of facing such issues is minimised. And, if you get worried, you can step outside the house and find out if the boat is safe and secure.
Does acquiring your dock seem like a costly endeavour? Although you may incur extra expenses to buy a home that has a pontoon or install one, you will avoid the fees you would need to pay to use a marina. This way you'll get returns on your investment; you will pay for an asset you'll own for many years rather than paying fees for something you don't own. What's more, paying marina fees can be costly. The fees always keep rising, and some even charge extra monthly maintenance expenses, meaning the option is expensive.
When constructing a private dock, you can customise it. You have the freedom to choose the design, size and materials for the pontoon. This way, the personalised pontoon will meet your requirements, subject to restrictions.
The value of your property will increase significantly when you install a private pontoon. Should you choose to sell the house in the future, you can be sure the property will attract more buyers, commanding a high price.