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Old 08-14-2018, 07:30 PM
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Why would anyone spend 200k and more for a 26-28ft boat. Have people lost their minds? If you keep buying these boats they will keep raising the prices. I look at some of these center console boats and just laugh. I could buy a Viking or Hatteras for what people are spending on center console boats. I mean really what do you get a hull with a console. Am I just getting old or have people lost their minds?
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Ok everybody, Stop buying CC boats for a year , a mind is a terrible thing to lose
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I am not one for a 200k CC but if that is what the market demands who am I to argue. Its called capitalism look up
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I'm with you 100%. Must be a lot of young people with money who want to go fast with a big stereo!
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To answer the OP's question, Absolutely yes.
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Originally Posted by Lovegettinsnooked View Post
Why would anyone spend 200k and more for a 26-28ft boat. Have people lost their minds? If you keep buying these boats they will keep raising the prices. I look at some of these center console boats and just laugh. I could buy a Viking or Hatteras for what people are spending on center console boats. I mean really what do you get a hull with a console. Am I just getting old or have people lost their minds?
You are getting old. You don't think like the young moneyed crowd.
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Not a snowballs chance in hell 95% of those buying these boats can afford them without 20 year no cash down loans. Itís the banking system that should be ashamed
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Yeah............these suck ................I admit I lost my mind !!!


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Old 08-14-2018, 08:25 PM
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I'm with you 100%. Must be a lot of young people with money who want to go fast with a big stereo!
I wanna go fast
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buying a CC is like buying a 4 door pick up $$$$$$$ but not useful
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I agree, never understood where the price jump happened, and why not get a Sportfishing yatch for the money
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:49 PM
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Devils Advocate. Donít flame me.

If $200k is too much for a 26 ft boat then you are not the target market. Demand has shown that people are lined up to buy these boats as well as $150k 24ft bayboats and $40k 17ft Boston Whalers. The pricing is perfect. It only seems out of line because we donít want too or donít have the money to spend on these boats but there are plenty of people with enough money or credit awaiting to buy them. Nothing wrong with the pricing. They keep raising it because the demand keeps increasing. The wait for a new 300 hp Yamaha or Mercury engine alone is almost a year as of today.

Side note: I canít afford any of them but I see plenty of people with a lot more money lined up to buy $80k diesel pickups as well as these overprice ( to us poor folk) $200k boats.
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:52 PM
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AGREE, i think we are on the same page, different chapter but same book.....WTF is with prices

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/953955-what-heck-old-boats-premium-price-tags.html
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I know some guys who sold there big sportfish and got into a big CC because they got sick of mantaining all the systems on a the big sportfish, and found it was way cheaper to get a hotel in a nice resort than it was to maintain a boat they can sleep their families on, plus running there and back on a sportfish cost a hell of a lot more for fuel on the soortfish than on even the bogger CCís. They are generally much soower than a CC so yes, a long trip turns into long days or multiple days for far drstinations, cutting downon the time at the destination. Washing a CC at end of the day is a hell of a lot easier than starting on the tower down to the bridge up to the bow the cockpit then the interior. They are easier for the guy to go on a short dinner cruise with the wife or kids...the CC rrally is versatile. And you have to realize that $200k or even $500k is not that much money to some guys. There are a lot of guys makng big $ out there. For me personally, I like the big soortfish with all the creature comforts and having a bay boat too, best of both worlds, but as I get older I dread having the maintenance Of all the systems Ihave on my Tiara, and its only a 29. If I had a bigger boat with more complex/expensive systems, it just starts to take the fun out of it and many days I wish I had just a hull and a console to go out on that day rather than meeting a tech to tell me how much I have to lay him to fix or service yet something else on my boat, it will take him a few weeks to get to it, and I am either stuck at the dock waiting or getting in their and figuring it out and doing it myself rather than enjoying my time off on my boat. If you really look at it, boat ownership itself is stupid in comarison to how much they are typically antually used, and rebting or chartering makes more sense for most boat owners who never use their boats. Think about it, if average use is 100 hours or so a year, what is going on for the the other 8,660 hourd each year? Keep the down payment, note payment, dockage, insurance and maintenance and go rent a boat to run around in or charter to fish in, and most of us would come out way ahead, if we were thinking of this from a financial standpoint.
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The sticker price might be the same but thatís where the comparison with the sportfish ends. Totally different boats, with different capabilities, vastly different ages (at that price), and not even in the same ballpark when it comes to operating and running costs.

At the end of the day something is worth what someone is prepared to pay for it.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:52 AM
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Their money, their mind...I say go for it.

I went the other way - let a guy buy a boat at 100K, sat for 15 years, I bought it for 28K. 300 hours on engines. He had 3 boats. He was happy; I am happy. All good...I'm up to about 50 hours already.
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Go fish on one then come back to us
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