How much does it cost to own a boat?

How Much Does It Cost To Own A Boat?

Owning a boat is an expensive proposition. To most boat owners, it is well worth the investment when you consider quality time outdoors with family and friends. Fishing and skiing and cruising can create lifelong memories.

Beyond your boat, you need to consider insurance, docking, and lifts. In Northern climates, you need to consider installation and removal and storage each year as lakes freeze up during the winter. Then there is your fuel and your boating supplies. Here is a rough outline of what you may spend on supplies and accessories for your boat and waterfront.

This chart shows low and high prices for various boating supplies with an estimate of how many of each item a given boat owner may want to have. 


ITEM

LOW

#

TOT

HIGH

#

TOT

TOW ROPE

25

2

50

 

110

2

220

NOODLES

30

4

120

 

30

4

120

LIFE JACKET

50

8

400

 

160

8

1280

FENDER

50

6

300

 

50

6

300

PADDLE  

120

2

240

 

120

2

240

DOCK LINE

15

6

90

 

25

6

150

SKI

180

2

360

 

180

2

360

TOW BEHIND

200

1

200

 

400

1

400

WAKE BOARDS

300

1

300

 

1200

1

1200

MAUI MAT

400

1

400

 

600

1

600

PADDLE BOARD

400

2

800

 

1000

2

2000

PLAY PAD

600

1

600

 

600

1

600

 

2370

 

3860

 

4475

 

7470


As you can see, the low end is almost $4000, and the high end is almost $7500. 

Yes, it becomes very expensive. We are sensitive to that and try to keep our costs as low as we can. Thank you for your business and we welcome your feedback. Please reach out to us on our CONTACT page. Thank you.

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