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Question to all yacht owners , was it worth it?

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by harry kane, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. harry kane

    harry kane Guest

    Ive been contemplating whether or not I should get a yacht so please tell me what you honestly think about your purchase and if it was worth getting a yacht
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Your question is short with no heart.
    If your asking, your heart is not into it.

    No..
  3. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Now, sing us a better song and maybe, I'll change my first response.
    Maybe...
  4. olderboater

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    For us they all are but we're boating fanatics. If you don't love it, then charter or rent.
  5. Capt J

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    Charter for a few weeks and see for yourself.
  6. Oscarvan

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    If you have to ask, the answer is no. The charter advice is solid. Try it, maybe you'll like it.
  7. Prospective

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    Unlikely you'll get unbiased answers here. We are all boat nuts. You either love it and can't get enough or you don't and you get out. For me, I couldn't imagine not having a boat as part of my life. But I've known plenty of people who were either to scared to take the leap, or did and had their fill and got out. Only one way to find out if it's right for you. For large yachts 50+feet, then charter may be an option but if you plan to be an operator on a smaller boat then it won't really give you a feel for the joys and responsibilities.
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    dennismc Senior Member

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    It's the only way to live ....been on the water since I was 6 yrs old....can only live on land sporadically..thanks for landscapers, fencers etc etc ..
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    Define yacht. Definition varies depending on where you are from...
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    The saying that the happiest two days in a boaters life is the day they buy and the day they sell.

    That has never been my experience. My first Sabot at about 10 yrs old, was destroyed in a garage fire. I cried like a baby.

    I had to sell a Hobie while in college as a couldn’t store it. I don’t remember crying but I was devestated.

    I had to sell my Islander Bahama when children came along... I didn’t cry but it went to a friend of my brother so i occasionally get to see her,,

    After paying for two kids through college & weddings I purchased a Bayliner 242. She was a great fishing, hoop netting and Catalina Island boat.

    One day we made a mistake of going out with a broker on a cold, rainy December day. We some how came home with our Carver 450. So we bought bigger than I wanted to but the admiral loved her. So I sold the bayliner to pay the sales tax. And yes I was back to crying when she pulled out for her new home in Oregon.

    Yes my Carver is a pain a lot of the time. Every repair is expotientally more money, now it is 12 gallons of oil, not 6 quarts for general maintenance. Zincs all over the place, a much larger bottom to take care of, even windows so high up I can’t reach them.

    But now five years into making the new boat ours, and three grand kids ready to start exploring Catalina, and hopefully a retirement in the next few years, we are more attached to her then our other boats.

    So yes boats are a bad disease. Once bit it is hard to get away. If you don’t like the work or maintenance, clubs or other options may be better for you.
  14. captainwjm

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    Me too, a decision I regret to this day.
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    Buy one, learn about it, you will be busting your butt keeping fresh and safe, but then again its kinda good to get compliments from other boaters, so it depends on your prospective. Go small then work your way up. 1986-Chris-Craft.jpg