Have you ever noticed that used boats hold their value far better than used cars? We see it all the time and it is quite remarkable. It is one of the factors that helps drive up the value of boating as a recreational sport and leisure time activity. Customers often sell (or trade) their used boats for high percentages of what they paid for them. It is not uncommon for a 10 year old used pontoon boat, as an example, to be worth 50-60% of the original purchase price. Try that exercise with a 10 year old car and you might be lucky to get 15-20%.Read More
Len's Cove Marina's Blog
I’ve grown up on and around boats my whole life and I have driven anything between 13 and 40 feet, inboard and outboards, dinghies, deck boats, and towboats. The best memories have been from our towboat, a 2008 X2 MasterCraft. The interesting part of that, is how we as a family helped shape the future of towboats on Big Rideau Lake.Read More
Whether you’re buying a boat for the first time (new or used boat) the process can be a bit intimidating, not to mention confusing. More often than not, customers who walk through the doors of a new or used boat showroom are going to be comparing multiple brands, models, and dealerships That can be a lot of variables!. At Len’s Cove we are proud to have some of the best brands on the water. However, we understand that there are times when the situation can be difficult to decide.Read More
It’s been about three years that my family has had a Stand Up Paddleboard on the Big Rideau Lake and since then, we’ve discovered so much more about this new trend. Going out around the bay with my cousins during the summer is a great way to create laughs and share memories. From a fun leisure activity to using it for daily exercise, there are many benefits and things you may not know about the SUP.
Just 3 days after I was born on the 29th January 1971 while my Mother still in hospital coming to terms with what God had bestowed upon her (Yep me!) My Father walks into the ward and states “I bought a boat!” With my Sister not yet 4 years old I wish my memory could take me back to see my Mothers face!Read More
The weather this summer has been perfect for cruising around the lakes and rivers. Here on the Big Rideau Lake, we are seeing a significant increase in boating traffic - likely the highest in about 5 seasons. Visitors from the US, Ottawa, Kingston, and Quebec have increased their boat trips also into this area.Read More
Boating in Eastern Ontario boating is just around the corner. You have been waiting all winter for this, and the spring brings with it promise of summer fun ahead. What you don't want is to make choices that could give you serious headaches or reduce your time on the water. You made it through the cold and the snow, you deserve this time!Read More