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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 02:08 #26

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LakeTravis;410755 wrote: Ah...but Matt, you're using your head. And the fact is that a large number of boat purchases are purely emotional decisions.

Matt will lose his head somewhere along the way...did you see the word "fiancee" in his last message? He's lost it once, the second time is only a timing issue now! So go buy a boat, Matt, and quit whining. Spring is close..

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 03:01 #27

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This whole thread reinforces to me something I've thought all along, which is that I'll probably never buy a brand new boat. For me, the initial depreciation is just too steep. That's before we talk about these out of control prices.

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 03:18 #28

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Marine One;410818 wrote: This whole thread reinforces to me something I've thought all along, which is that I'll probably never buy a brand new boat. For me, the initial depreciation is just too steep. That's before we talk about these out of control prices.


Unless you plan to or end up keeping the boat a long time. I've had mine now going on 11 years. I know how it has been used and how good or bad the maintainance has been. Would I ever like to get a bigger boat, yep but it probably will not happen.

I'm glad I bought new in this instance. I figured at the time it would be my last boat and unless I hit the lottery it will be.

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 04:56 #29

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My wife and I make over six figures too, but we'd never buy a brand new boat or a new car in a million years. Makes absolutely no financial sense. Just because you have a little money to spare doesn't mean you light a match and set fire to it for no good reason.

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 05:00 #30

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kthoennes;410879 wrote: My wife and I make over six figures too, but we'd never buy a brand new boat or a new car in a million years. Makes absolutely no financial sense. Just because you have a little money to spare doesn't mean you light a match and set fire to it for no good reason.


Whatever works best for you is more than fine by me. What works best for me is fine by me also.:D

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 13:47 #31

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RGrew176;410881 wrote: Whatever works best for you is more than fine by me. What works best for me is fine by me also.:D


Agee with Rick. To each his own. I always buy new cars or boats. Realize I eat some depreciation but I don't have to mess fixing other peoples problems. Plus, I like the smell of new, look of new and warranty period. Just MY preference!

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 16:51 #32

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We were looking to get into boating for about three years. We own a small business and as you can imagine the economy wasn't making our decision any easier, but really the biggest hold up was the type of boat we wanted and then of course the $$. Here in the St. Charles/St. Louis area you really have three boating options. 1. Keep the boat on the Mississippi (which is only 25 minutes from home to water) 2. Keep the boat at the Lake of the Ozarks (almost 4 hourse from home to the water) or 3. Trailer (who knows). If we were going to do the lake option, we would have bought something that we could sleep on so that we wouldn't have additional expenses, and if we were going to do the river we decided we could get into it with a nice bowrider since we could sleep in our own beds. We chose the river and at that point the market was set. Once we knew that we were looking at a BR we realized that there were many out there that were "new" a few years ago and the dealers weren't able to sell them. That make sense to us. Get the warranty, get new but not have to pay a fortune. We paid $26k for our 2007 245 br that was brand new and it came with a custom ez loader trailer and we got them to throw in a custom cover for the bow and cockpit as well. We felt good about our deal and have a very small payment every month that we feel comfortable with.

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2010 Bayliner impressions 27 Jan 2010 17:11 #33

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Agreed. I think used is the way to go, provided you can find a configuration you can be happy with.

Thats a tall order for me. :(

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2010 Bayliner impressions 28 Jan 2010 05:32 #34

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BrianM;410934 wrote: Agee with Rick. To each his own. I always buy new cars or boats. Realize I eat some depreciation but I don't have to mess fixing other peoples problems. Plus, I like the smell of new, look of new and warranty period. Just MY preference!


This is true for me with cars, which IMO have less depreciation and... here's the kicker, are something I use DAILY and are more or a need than a want. A boat? That's a toy all the way.

It's not a far cry to say one could replace both engines at marina prices with the way boat depreciation is after 5 years. As you say though, to each his own.

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