When you decided to buy a boat, you need to factor in other costs besides the initial price of the boat. There is no reason to worry about the costs of boat ownership; you just need to do some research and factor some of the potential costs before making a purchase.
One boater reports that “Just to keep a small sailboat in the water in Marina del Rey will cost you a minimum of $4,000 a year.” You have to consider the costs of renting a slip, fueling your boat and be able to have money at the ready for any repairs that are needed. You also have to think about boat insurance. These are some of the necessary expenses; you will also want to make sure you have money for entertaining on your boat or for hobbies such as fishing and waterskiing.
Depending on the kind of boat you want, you may decide to buy a used boat, rather than getting a newer one. Buying a used boat may allow you to get a more expensive model. Then you can make sure that you have budgeted enough for repair and boating expenses.
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