We as boater's have picked one of the most impractical passtime sports or hobbies. It's expensive, boat's break, boat's cost alot...there is no positive aspect. Having said all that I cannot find a better way to spend my time with family and friends!! I have tried to find other things to take it's place, nothing comes close!! In my opinion, there is not a better time to purchase a boat-than right now! Alot of manufacturer's have not raised prices from last year. Banks are offering the best interest rates of all times. The product's manufacturer's are coming out with today are so far ahead of what they were making just a few year's ago. If you are in the position to purchase a new one, GO FOR IT!! Get in where you fit in!! Whatever you decide, just keep boating!!