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The 2021 US Boat Expo 

(The Virtual Educational Boat Expo (with No Boats for Sale) For Savvy Boat Shoppers Researching New or Used Boats, Pontoons, Center Consoles, Cruisers, Jet Boats or Fishing Boats Without All the Overwhelm, Confusion and Nervousness that Most Buyers Feel)

"After Attending This Expo, You Will Be Able to Confidently Buy Your Perfect Boat WITHOUT the Confusion, Overwhelm or Nervousness Most New & Used Boat Shoppers Experience."

(FREE Pass For a Limited Time)

 

20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying and owning your perfect boat

 

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Who is the US Boat Expo For?

If you are considering buying a boat in the next 12 - 24 months and want to avoid the confusion, overwhelm and mis-information many buyers experience, this expo is for you.

Used Boat Shoppers:

Discover what you need to know about buying a used boat from certified marine technicians, used boat buyers and other experts who will help you avoid mistakes that others have made so you can buy your perfect boat with confidence.

New Boat Shoppers:

Discover how to build the best relationship with your boat dealer, select the right manufacturer and get the best possible price when buying a new boat or ordering your perfect boat.

First-Time Boat Shoppers:

As a first time boat shopper, there are so many questions to get answered, questions you don't even know you need to get answered.  Should you even buy a boat?  Should you buy new or used?  What about boating safety?

This Boat Expo is an absolute must for first-time boat buyers.

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20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat.

 

 

Yes, I Want to Attend the US Boat Expo

This US Boat Expo Event is for You If You're Considering These Boat Types In the Next 12 to 24 Months:

Pontoons &

TriToons

Center Consoles &

Bay Boats

Bow Riders &

Deck Boats

Cruisers &

Cuddy Cabins

Jet

Boats

Aluminum

Fishing Boats

Wake Board &

Wake Surf Boats

Used 

Boats

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20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat.

 

 

Yes, I Want to Attend the US Boat Expo

7 Reasons to Attend the US Boat Expo

 
#1. No One is Trying to Sell You a Boat. The motivation of this event is to help you avoid overwhelm, fear, frustration and the misinformation that causes many people to never buy a boat. Or worse, buy the wrong boat and pay too much.
 
#2.  Expert and Unbiased Advice.  The event is not sponsored by a manufacturer or dealer so the advice and information is un-biased.  Unlike traditional boat shows, the US Boat Expo is all about helping you make a smart decision you will be confident in when buying your boat.
 
#3.  Experts from All Over North America.  The experts are from around the US, so you'll receive local advice for fresh-water, salt-water, north-eastern, south-east, mid-west and west coast boating.
 
#4.  Like Having a Best Friend in the Boating Industry.  You will be exposed to information you didn't even realize was important.  This expert insight helps you avoid mistakes because, you don't know what you don't know.
 
#5.  You Will Avoid the Mistakes Others Have Made.  Avoiding these mistakes will save you thousands of dollars, huge frustration, many headaches and avoid ruining your family's boating fun.
 
#6.  There is No Sales Pressure.  Unlike attending a traditional (or online boat show), the US Boat Expo delivers expert information that's been hand selected to help you make the best possible decision when buying your new or used boat from a dealer or private seller.  And, because we don't sell boats, you get the straight scoop on what you need to know.
 
#7.  Virtually Every Aspect of Buying a Power Pleasure Boat Will Be Covered.  This wholistic approach gives you insights into options to make your boating lifestyle more fun, save you money, save you time and most likely all of the above.  You'll even discover options for boating  you likely weren't aware of.

 

This Event is Completely Online!

You can soak up all this boating wisdom from anywhere with an internet connection.  There's even an app so you can watch everything on your phone. 
 
Unlike other boat show events and boat expos, this is not a bunch of boats to look at with sales people trying to sell you every second of the event.  
 
You get straight forward  answers to all the questions you have and those you didn't even know to ask...and those are the most important ones! 
 
* This event is not for sail boats

20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat.

 

 

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Meet Our Expert Speakers:

Caroline Mantel

VP at Boat History Report & Used Boat Scam Avoidance Expert

Ken Wahl

VP of Sea School & Expert on Captain's License Requirements

Garrison Rudisill

VP at Maritime Insurance International & Marine Insurance Expert

Lynda Kemppainen

SVP Intercoastal Financial Group & Boat Loan Expert

Steve Sellhorst

3-Time Used Boat Buyer & Experience Buying with a Partner

Henry Wilson, PhD

Structural Engineer & Owner of TM Custom Docks

Steve Fehrmann

Certified Marine Tech & World Champion Off-Shore Racer

Shea Unti

VP at BoatSetter, 100 Ton Captain & Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Expert

Sarah Sellhorst, PhD

Converted from Non-Boater to Boater (and can help your spouse too)

Paul T. Flemming

Life-Long Boater & Fiberglass Boat Building Expert

Gail Kulp

Boating Industry "Women Making Waves" Award Winner & Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director

Shannon Aronson

American Boating & Yachting Council (ABYC)

Max Helms

Certified Marine Tech & Owner of Helms Marine

Jim & Stephanie Palmer

Entrepreneur & Full-Time Cruisers on a 50' Sedan Bridge

Nate Boudreaux

Executive Director of USA Waterski & Watersports

Kristen Frohnhoefer

President of Sea Tow & Boating Industry's Darlene Briggs Women of the Year Award Winner

Capt. Matt

Creator of Boat Buyer's Secret Weapon & Member of Boating Writer's International

Carey McGinnley

Certified Marine Tech & Owner of McGinnley Marine

Maggie Nelson

Long-Time Boater & Boat Trailer Expert

Surveyor

Coming Soon

Certified Marine Tech (West Coast)

(Coming Soon)

A Boating Event Truly Like No Other

This event is for people considering buying a new or used boat in the next 24-months and are tired of the overwhelm, confusion and nervousness.

 

20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat

 

 

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20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat.

 

 

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Select Your Pass for the US Boat Expo:

US Boat Expo VIP+ Pass & First-Time Boat Buyer's Academy

$297

One-on-One Assistance

  • Everything Included in the 7-Day Pass
  • Everything Included in the VIP Pass & First-Time Boat Buyer Academy
  • Life-Time 24/7 Access to All Online Video Interview Sessions, Toolkit & Boat Ownership Calculator
  • 12-Month Email Access to Capt. Matt to Ask Your Boating Questions
  • VIP Invitation to Ask Your Most Pressing Question During the Monthly Boater Assistance Call
  • This option is best suited to those boat buyers that want and need additional one-on-one attention and advice during their boat shopping process from someone other than the boat sales person or broker they are working with.
  • This option may be removed periodically due to lack of capacity to provide excellent response times and service.
Yes, I Want to Upgrade to VIP+ & Get Advice Directly from Capt. Matt

US Boat Expo 7-Day Pass

FREE

Normally $7.75

  • 7-Day Access to Online Expo Video Interviews
  • 20+ Boating Industry Experts Interviews
  • FREE Boat Buyer's Toolkit (20 Page Downloadable and Printable Toolkit with Checklists, Questions to Ask and More)
  • Companion Video for Your Boat Buyer's Toolkit Walks You Thru How to Use Each Section.
  • FREE Boat Ownership Calculator So There Are No Surprises In Your True Cost of Boat Ownership Which Is Customizable to Easily Run Various Scenarios
  • Companion Video for Your Ownership Calculator to Help Ensure You Don't Miss Any of the Costs that May Arise with Boat Ownership
  • Expert Interviews Include:  Certified Marine Technicians, Industry Award Winners, 40-Year+ Industry Veterans, Experienced Boat Buyers, Former Dealership Employees and Many More.
Yes Capt. Matt, I Want My FREE 7-Day Boat Expo Pass Now!

US Boat Expo VIP Pass & First-Time Boat Buyer's Academy

$77

Perfect for First-Time Boat Buyers

  • Everything Included in the 7-Day Pass
  • Life-Time 24/7 Access to All Online Video Interview Sessions, Toolkit & Boat Ownership Calculator
  • First-Time Boat Buyer's Academy:  "7 Savvy Steps to Buying Your Perfect Boat at the Best Price."  Capt. Matt holds your hand during each step so you can buy your boat with 100% confidence.
  • "Magic Money Saving Method Video" to Ensure You Don't Pay Too Much for Your Perfect Boat. Other boat buyers have saved $3,000 or more with this exact system.  ($77 Value)
  • "6 Insider Ways to Negotiate with Your Boat Dealer" to Save Even More ($27 Value)
  • FREE "Private Facebook Group" so you can ask your most pressing questions.  This alone could save you from a very expensive mistake.
Yes, I Want to Upgrade to VIP & The First Time Boat Buyer's Academy
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat.

 

 

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What Do Others Have to Say About Capt. Matt and the Boat Expo?

David Okerlund

 

"Matt,

You're amazing. Can't thank you enough for these valuable resources.

Have already subscribed to your YouTube channel and will be purchasing The Magic Money Saving Method. I love your straight talking down to earth explanations and your wisdom seems to know no bounds. Can you do videos on buying a house? Hahaha!!

Seriously, thank you for everything. I'm sure you have saved my bacon in ways that haven't even come to fruition yet.

Warmest regards,
David"

David Beaudette

 

"Captain Matt, thanks so much for putting together all of the information I have been able to find over the last few months; and especially this expo.

I’ve been a long-time “boat renter” on Winnisquam Lake, a small lake in NH where we would vacation for a week each summer. It has provided such great memories for my family.

For 20 years now we’ve always said “SOMEDAY”!!! and finally just this past month we pulled the trigger with a first-time buy of a new boat... even with the very recent dramatic increase in boating interest this past year by the entire world. We decided to jump into the game with a 2021 Bayliner VR5. I have spent the entire last month watching every YouTube video that I could find on ANYTHING boating.

We got really, really luck with a package rental for the upcoming summer season and we are expecting delivery of the boat “sometime before the end of June”. We look forward to learning the ways of weekend trips to the lake all summer and especially sunset cruises. And finally I look forward to learning from all of the great information you share…

Thanks again,
David"

Bud Gaydos

 

"Hi Captain Matt:


Well, I have search around and my boat will be arriving March 6th. I purchased a Lowe FS 212WT Pontoon.

I sure learned a lot from your "boat buyer secret weapon" sessions.

I saved about 3K and got a 10% discount on all the gear I will need for the boat.

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. This is my 1st boat, soooooo excited.

Bud"

Zach Rogers

 

"Bought the money saving method. Saved 3 gs.

Thanks bud"

 

(Taken from YouTube comments on The Truth About Capt. Matt and Boat Buyer's Secret Weapon video)

Jay Jordan

 

"Hey Captain Matt

Again thank you for your fast response and great information and way of looking at things.

Thanks for the early Christmas present that is the gift of info; like they say 'you don't know what you don't"; and I know more now. I will help any way I can with the channel; even in the future if you want to do a podcast interview. Just heard a podcast you did with another first time tritoon buyer.

Maybe even come down to Savannah Lake Village and do a LIVE podcast out on the boat. You can even drive seeing that you ARE Captain Matt. {LOL} Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a more normal New Year (minus Covid19).

I'm sure I'll be in touch again the closer to the time we jump full in remember "Life is better on a boat!"

Jay"

Rod Johnson

 

"Matt,

Your advice was invaluable in purchasing the right boat for our family.

Thank you!.....Rod

2020 Harris Solstice 230 200 HP Mercury"

20+ boating experts reveal how to prepare for boat ownership, select the best boat for your lifestyle & budget and avoid costly mistakes when buying your new or used boat.

 

 

Yes, I Want to Attend the US Boat Expo