Owning a ski or wakeboard boat is an incredible experience. Hitting the lake with friends and family on warm summer days, teaching your kids to get up on skis or a wakeboard for the first time, getting in good slalom runs and landing your first wake to wake jump are all incredible experiences that you can share with others by owning a wakeboard or ski boat.
However, before you decide to buy a ski boat or buy a wakeboard boat, there are a few things you should consider. You might have heard the sayings that boats are “holes in the water, into which you throw money” or “the happiest day of a boat owner’s life is the day they buy the boat and the day they sell it.” These sayings certainly are on the negative side of boat ownership, but what you should realize from these quotes is that boat ownership can be expensive.
There are many expenses that you will need to consider before purchasing your boat such as depreciation, maintenance, storage, gas, insurance, towing, registration, taxes, launch fees and accessories. All of these can certainly add up and take a big hit out of your wallet.
The good news is, it’s all worth it! As the owner of two inboard boats, I can honestly say that owning a wakeboard or ski boat is a blast and an enjoyable day on the lake makes all of the other things seem miniscule. But, again… before buying, you need to understand what is involved.
By OnlyInboards | 1/7/2011 1:00:00 AM