Originally Posted by LaBomba
A toy for rich people IMO, cute but impracticable.
I agree except for the impracticable part...toys for the rich are always practical...for some people, $100,000 is just a phone call so what do they care.
I'm an assistace tower and my area covers several of the most expensive shore towns in NJ....what money is spent on is unbelievable as I not only see it...I usually get to talk to the owners and get inside their heads a little.
Some guy took a 40' Topaz sportfisher (I think) and spent at least another $100,000 on some really ugly hardtop extension to the flybridge and complete canvas/clear vinyl for both the flybridge and the cockpit enclosure to make a cocktail cruiser out of her. $50,000 in canvas work and he drove around at 10 knots with a 6' wake burning fuel like he had a pipeline to Saudi Arabia to his dock.
There are thousands of used boats for less than $50,000 that would have fit his needs...he probably had over $700,000 in her and sold her last year for I bet under $100,000 because of the ugly additions.