Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
Just so ya know, a brand new boat is LOADED with problems. The difference is that someone else fixes it. But don't make the mistake of thinking because you buy new, it is like a car, and everything is good for 5-10 years. Instead, you will be facing many failures of equipment (unless you are very lucky) because everything that is going to break loves to break the first 30-60 days.
The positive is that when you buys new, you know how everything went in, what was used, and when you get the kinks worked out, you should be good to go for a while. No previous owner issues!!!
My experience, and the experience of most of the other new boat buyers I know.
Yes, Brian. I agree. I'm not operating under those pretenses. I understand it's maintenance from Day 1. Likely less over the first x number of years .... is what I'm aiming for.