Your choices for cost of a boat range from $10,000 to $100,000!!!!!
What are these people thinking?
Are they trying to frighten people away from boating?
I have over my 30+ years as a recreational boater bought
Let's look at a few examples of boats you could buy to enjoy boating as a recreation.
New Laser - $6,065
New Sunfish - $4,265
New Hobie Wave - $5,499
But of course you don't need to buy new. Our local Craigslist has second-hand Lasers of various ages listed from $650 to $1800 and Sunfish from $450 to $2250.
And if sailing isn't your thing, I see that our local kayak dealer has all manner of used kayaks listed from $500 to $2700.
You could spend $800,000,000 too. If you really wanted a yacht that is $536 ft long with 2 helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, 2 swimming pools, assorted hot tubs, a disco hall and a mini-submarine. So what?
If you are trying to persuade people to take up boating by giving them tips about boat buying on a budget and showing them that boating is no more expensive than camping or motorcycling for example, why would you perpetuate the myth that you have to spend something between $10,000 and $100,000 to buy a decent boat?
What are these people smoking?