Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?
A new boat is a good deal if you have the money to buy it and still have plenty left.
A used boat is a much better deal for most of us. I bought my boat, 20 years old, for $80,000. A new one just like it lists for $250,000 to $275,000. That would have been every penny I had.
With the money I didn't spend on the new boat, I spent about $20,000 upgrading mine and then still had all the rest of the money left to make my cruise really fun.
If I had had a million dollars, I would I have bought the new boat. But, I didn't.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico