Re: What do you wish you had known before buying your first boat?
Never look at a boat and think "oh that does not matter, I'll easily fix that later". It will be like a constant sting in your side. Think about the long time costs of owning a boat, mooring, storage, insurance, fuel, upkeep, engine servicing etc. Sit down together and calculate how much time you will be realistically spending on the boat. Maybe chartering or boat share might actually be cheaper and give you access to something even better.