Old 10-02-2018, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
That's a lot of money to spend on a first boat. You could probably buy a 3 year old model of either boat for 1/2 the price and be perfectly happy.

FWIW, Chaparral is generally considered to be a higher end brand than Regal.
You know, I had really hoped that. Searches within 300 miles and boats newer than 2014 yield boats typically over $75k. I'd say from what's out there, they are asking $75k or more for a similar boat to the ones I've posted. Crownlines and Southwinds are less, but I understand them to be less of a boat (and without a local dealer). Depreciation isn't what I thought it would be, and that's how I've ended up at looking at new boats with warranties.

If I could get a 3 year old boat for $50 or $60k, I'd be happy to go that route.