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View Poll Results: New or Used?

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  • New

    8 20.51%
  • Used

    31 79.49%
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  1. #11
    Registered McGary911's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Donzi Criterion
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    May 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    I've never bought a new boat. With a toy, such as a boat I'm not thrilled about borrowing $$$ or taking the depreciation hit after signing the papers. I'm also a person that likes the process of hunting down the right used boat, at least to a point that is. Took me a year to find the current one. There is also a bit of satisfaction of getting a much higher offer on your purchase, within a month of buying it! That gives me that "I did good!" feeling.

    Will I ever buy a new boat? No guarentees, but for now, it's used.

  2. #12
    Registered VIP Member Smitty's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2000 Baja 36 Outlaw
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    Apr 2001
    Hawthorn Woods IL
    I bought my current boat new. It was only 38K OTD.

    My next one will definitely be used as I am going from 24 to 38 ft.
    Want your ECU tuned right?? Call Mark at Precision

  3. #13
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    Dec 2002
    Burlington, VT
    If I bought new all I could afford doing is skiing behind a 17ft Bayliner.

  4. #14
    Registered toolman's Avatar
    My Boats:
    94 Formula 303SR1
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    Aug 2001
    Pennington, NJ/Delaware river/Upper Chesapeake bay
    I've done both, new and used. I feel there are so many good deals out there on used boats if you take your time and look around. I would advise anyone to look for a FRESH WATER boat, not salt water. Everything weathers so much faster near the shore (cockpit, gelcoat, trailer, engines, drives, etc.).
    I like the adventure of finding a diamond in the rough.

    My current Formula needed new manifolds as soon as I bought it with only 150 hours on it!


  5. #15
    Registered East Coast B's Avatar
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    Jun 2001
    Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
    I've bought new and used......

    New... dependable.. get what you want.... but you pay for it...

    Used... can find great deals.. and as someone said, some of the fun is taking trips to locate that diamond in the rough....

    With the drastic increase in prices in the past year or two on new boats, next one will be a 1-3 year old model...

    Also depends on what models your looking for... some models bring a high price due to recent popularity whereas others are so numerous, they get discounted quickly....

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