Buying a boat? never a good idea.. right?
My wife wants to buy a boat, she grew up with a small one and loved it. I, on the other hand, handle all of our finances and have literally 0 experience with boats and how they work/cost/maintain ect.
So now I turn to you reddit. What are the costs which typically come into in regards to owning a boat?
Our current situation:
-We rent a house right on a marina, on an island
-We would get used, not new
-I would not want to spend more then $10k really
we would probably keep it on trailer (no idea what that cost) and keep on our property, but whats the cost of the alternative?
we have a chevy malibu with a hitch... is that enough?
ultimately we would just want to go out on the water, and have a boat with enough speed to go tubing and water skiing, and just chill out with some drinks on with some friends
yearly maintenance cost, winterizing, cost/insurance, repairs, what am I looking at here Reddit?