On the Water

Which Boat is right for YOU?


First, you have to know your family.
Are you: Fishing Fanatics, Wild for Watersports or Multi-use?


By Dave Kelley
Published: February 1, 2006
There’s nothing that compares with buying a really great new toy, especially if that great new toy is something really, really cool, like a brand-new (or at least “new to you”) boat.
   
Sure, some people may argue that boats aren’t toys, but let’s be honest – anything that’s not an absolute necessity is, when you get right down to it, a toy. You could make an argument that your cabin is the biggest, bestest toy of them all, and I’d be inclined to agree. And I’d agree that nothing would look better than a new boat in the water near that cabin.
   
That is, as long as that new boat is the right boat for you and your family, a boat that meets your needs and matches your lifestyle. And, of course, a boat that fits within your budget.
   
Your budget is your business, so we’ll leave that to you. But when it comes to choosing a boat that fits your family’s wants, needs and lifestyle, there are some guidelines that will help you zero in on what’s right for you.
   
Over the years, we’ve found that just about every family falls into one of three categories: Fishing Fanatics, Wild for Watersports or Multi-Use. Odds are your family falls mostly into one of these categories. So figure out which camp your family belongs to, and read on …
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