When your on the hunt for a new outboard this spring, I would suggest giving Vans Sport Center a look. We have a large inventory of new outboard motors from all of the top brand names in the outboard industry. Having such a large inventory allows us to stock our showroom with a diverse variety of motors for our customers to have side-by-side comparions of the different brands and models offered. We find this benefitial for the customers who may not know exactly which motor they are looking to purchase. What really sets us part from other dealers would have to be the fact that we have an impressive used outboard motor inventroy as well. So whether your looking to start fresh or just upgrade to something a little newer, Vans Sport Center has the motor for you.

Friday, 22 December 2017 08:50


When buying a new or used outboard from a dealer, you may get asked some pretty basic but important questions as to what you need. From my experience, most boaters generally know what size motor they are looking for but there are also those who don't quite understand the lingo of outboards. Words like shaft length, side mount, and tiller are completely foriegn to them. Which is fine but these things are essential to pairing the right motor with your boat. This article will cover some key terms and basic outboard knowledge that you should know before running out to purchase a motor.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:35

Deep Discounted Motors At Vans Sport Center

Your outboard is old, problematic, and needs to be replaced. Its been a long time coming and your finally ready to pull the trigger on a brand new one. When your out shopping around for your new motor be sure to check out Vans Sport Center. We always have some great deals going on in the Deep Discounted Motors section on our website. Aside from the discounted prices, sometimes we offer additional promotions such as rigging components and extended warranties with the motor. So if your on a budget or you just want the best bang for your buck give our website a look. 

There are a few things to think about when you are in the market to buy a used outboard. Things like where do you go to find one? How old is too old of a motor? Two stroke or four stroke? Tiller steer or remote steer? Whats you maximum horsepower size? Whats your budget look like? Do you have a control box already mounted on the boat from the previous motor? Is it a good working motor? Come to think about it, there are actually a lot of things to think about when looking for a used outboard motor.

Not every marine parts provider is created equal. Click here to learn what separates the best marine parts providers from the rest. Watersports can be a great hobby. It can also be an expensive one. With high expenses, you shouldn't further increase your costs by finding a bad marine parts provider. There are a number of things you should look for in a provider. You can find plenty of providers that won't offer everything you need. You may even end up overpaying for a bad product. Be smart. Look for the following things when you shop for parts.

With Michigan almost completely surrounded by water its no secret that we have some great fishing oppertunities to be had. Aside from our larger bodies of water such as the Great Lakes or our many inland lakes, Michigan also has multiple river systems that hold a number of different species of fish. These rivers are popular for their Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye, and many others. To effectively target these fish you need to be equipt with the right gear such as a flat bottom boat, a jet drive outboard, and a solid anchor winch system. That being said there are many options you can go with in terms of boats and motors, but there is really only one winch system that I would recommend you go with and that's a River Larry.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:49

7 Key Advantages Outboard Motors Offer

7 Key Advantages Portable Outboard Motors Offer The very first portable outboard motor was built in 1909. Like the cars of its day, it needed to be hand cranked to get started. Since then, outboard motor technology has come a long way! There are many different possible advantages, depending on which motor you choose. Need help deciding between outboard motors? We'll take a look at the different advantages these motors offer to help you make the right decision.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:50

A Husqvarna For The Homeowner

We get a lot of tree service companies that stop into our shop every week who all use Husqvarna Chainsaws for their legendary performance and reliability. These companies typically run the larger perfesional sized saws. The professional line is ideal for them because they are some of the most powerful and robust saws on the market, which is needed for the variety of trees they deal with on a day to day basis. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, Husqvarna also offers more casual use, all-round chainsaws. These chainsaws are built more for homeowners who accasonally do some light cutting and dont need all the power they can get. If this sounds like you and you tend to do some cutting from time to time, I would recommend a Husqvarna chainsaw.

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