Boats aren't investments.
I took my wife to California for a 4-day weekend over the hilidays. Probably dropped 5 grand when it was all said and done. We brought back 2 t-shirts for the kids. If you look at it one way, I bought two $2500 t-shirts. If you look at it another, we had an amazing time that reinvigorated us, brought us closer together and gave us memories we'll have for a long time.
That's how I view the boats. It's what I enjoy. When I'm stressed out from non-stop workdays, I can think about the time I spend on them or the projects I want to tackle and it perks me up. A tank of fuel for me is no different that taking friends to an expensive dinner.