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Outdoor sports are extremely popular in South Africa, and water sports are no exception. Boating and Jet Ski fans can head down to Southern Gauteng and take advantage of Vaal River and the Loch Vaal reservoir. Because of the vast possibilities for outdoor fun, it's easy to find used boats and Jet Skis in Gauteng for sale.
Bass Boats are a favourite option for the casual boater or fisherman. Designed for fresh water, they generally come with a small motor that allows slow and quiet movement that won't disrupt fishing. Bass boats can be aluminium or fibreglass, with aluminium tending to be less expensive. Boaters who are more active may prefer fibreglass boats, which are sturdier and can bear frequent use. Secondhand bass boats are often a better budget option. Another perk of purchasing a used boat is the previous owner might have done some customisation, such as upgrading the motor, adding GPS navigation, fish finders, canopies, and extra live wells. Because many custom upgrades don't hold their full value, you can often get more bells and whistles for your money when purchasing a used boat.
Those who demand more excitement on the water than a bass boat has to offer might be interested in buying a personal water craft or Jet Ski. It's no coincidence that the companies that make the finest motorcycles in the world also produce the best Jet Skis. Popular manufacturers include Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Bombardier (Sea-Doo) and Polaris. Although Kawasaki trademarked the name 'Jet Ski' in 1972, personal watercraft were first developed in the 1950s and have evolved into the fast and furious machines they are today. Prices for used Jet Skis can range from 16 000 ZAR to as much as 140 000 ZAR for an almost-new, high-end model. One of the advantages to buying used boats is that they often come with accessories like trailers and covers.
Outdoor enthusiasts can save a great deal of money when they find used boats and Jet Skis in Gauteng. Since most of these vehicles won't come with a manufacturer's warranty, so have the vehicle checked thoroughly by a marine mechanic. Also, ensure the boat or Jet Ski has a current buoyancy certificate and that any included trailer has an active licence and registration.