Now that you have your pontoon boat you need to be able to take it to a reputable repairer so the first thing to do is to contact your dealer and find out who they recommend.
Quite often these dealerships will have on-site repair shops which can be a good option because you know that their specialty is pontoon boats. To keep your pontoon boat in excellent condition dont just take it to any backyard repairer because the chances of them knowing anything about pontoon boats is very slim and you dont want to ruin your boat by not having it looked after properly. Have your boat looked at regularly and have tune-ups done to keep it running smoothly as this will lessen the need for any repairs.
Look for somewhere to store your boat during winter and find out if they have a pre summer season overhaul to offer, so that by the time the boating season starts, your boat will be ready to be used. Quite often some boating marinas will have such facilities available to you as one component of their package facilities for storage. The aim is to keep your boat in peak condition at all times even during the winter season when its sitting idle, so choosing the right place first off can be very beneficial.
You could also contact local yachting associations because they generally have information on specialized boat repairers and are more likely to know of one situated in your local area. Because of their expertise in this area, they are more likely to send you to someone who is trustworthy and will know what requirements are needed to keep your boat in good shape.
Joining a yacht club in your area is also a great advantage because it will allow you to familiarize yourself with their boat repairers in the area while taking advantage of the marina facilities.
If boating is going to be a huge part of your life you might like to consider doing a boat repair course yourself so that you can do some of the minor repairs which need doing, such as learning how to change spark plugs or fixing a dent in the side. A lot of these jobs you can do yourself will save you money because you are less likely to go looking for a repairer every time something is wrong with your boat, and you will have the skills to fix anything minor before it gets any worse.
You can visit local dealer for spare parts, seats and carpets plus any other materials you need to keep your pontoon boat running efficiently and looking fantastic in the water. Making sure that you have the right repairer who will take care of your boat, will mean that you will have many years to spend enjoying your pontoon boat on the water. Stay away from the cheap repairers because you will not know what sort of parts they are using for your repairs.