Some people are really dumb. With fuel prices as high as they were this season and last, don't you think operating a large power boat would cost significantly more than a large sailboat. Sailboats, even under power, tend to be far more fuel efficient than most power boats. In total, I've spent less than $100 in fuel for both this season and last, and I've still got at least six gallons left at the moment.
I didn't say I agreed with these people. Even the initial cost of buy a sailboat compared to a motorboat of the same size seems to be a lot cheaper.