Originally Posted by sailnow2011
350K is not going to get you a very good, new cat. Not in the 40' range.
You might end up with a lagoon, and live to regret that decision as so many have.
Not true. At Annapolis
, we talked with Peter at Leopard
, and the new 40's were in the high $300's...
That being said.. I would NOT recommend a new boat. Too much depreciation way too fast.
What we have done, is shopped the boat shows for the last couple of years, to get an idea of what boat we will purchase
USED in a couple of years... our first boat show
2013... fell in love with the Helia (the boat was $750,000 at the show)... we are starting to see Helia's on the market now for around $450,000. So, in 2 more years, we will be able to get a 5 year boat, in a more acceptable price
For us, there was no greater education, than going to the boat shows... touring every boat.. asking questions.. comparing. Learned more in 2 days that we had in the whole previous year of study...