Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cash for Boat Clunkers

Got an inefficient boat? Mercury Marine is apparently trying to capture the spirit of the wildly successful Cash for Clunkers car program with a promotion encouraging boat owners to upgrade to more fuel-efficient outboard engines.

Under what they’re calling the “Trade Up America – Mercury Repower Sales Event” some Mercury engines sold in the United States by Oct. 31, 2009 are eligible for rebates of up to $1,000.

Visit Mercury’s website to find a local authorized Mercury Marine dealer and learn more about the offer.

In an even closer approximation to the Cash for Clunkers car program, KRCG 13 in Missouri is reporting that an Osage Beach boat dealer - Surdyke Yamaha - is giving boat buyers a $4,000 credit for old boats that might otherwise be worth much less.