|Re: Speaking of boats for the middle class.
Group: rec.boats · Group Profile
Author: Reginald P. Smithers III Date: Nov 28, 2007 18:01
> I was wondering if there are any stats on how long people actually
> keep their boat. Like if they buy a new runabout or cuddie etc. how
> long do they actually keep it, before selling it or trading it in for
> a new model.
> some people keep cars a year then trade for new, others buy new and
> run the wheels off it.
> I've never bought a brand new boat in my life and really don't plan on
> it. My two boats are 1983 and 1977. Both in very good shape and will
> be keeping them for quite a while.
> Does anyone know what is the average trade off or average length of
> ownership is for boats?
MY GUESS is first time boat buyers either trade up or to a different
model or get out of boating very quickly. I have purchased 3 used and 2
new boats. I believe used is a much better way to do it. Let someone
else take the 20%% hit. New boat smell just isn't worth that much.