The boat show season is well underway, and the granddaddy of them all is taking place this weekend in Miami. But is a boat show really a great place to score a deal on a boat, or is it just glorified window shopping? And if you do buy, how can you get the best deals and the best financing?

Those are a few of the topics I took on recently for But don’t worry, I didn’t just buy the company line. For my answers I went to both current and former dealers, salespeople, and loan specialists. They gave me the inside scoop on credit scores, interest rates, those “only at the show” deals, and the reality of extended warranties.

Check out the full story here. And if you’re heading to a show this winter, here’s hoping you score a deal.