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Old 08-25-2012, 12:46 PM
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In 1990 I bought my first and only new boat, a MasterCrsft ProStar 190, for just a hair under $20,000.00. At that time, you could buy a brand new, full size, well equipped truck for about the same money. As we all know, new trucks, MC boats and everything else has gone up. However what I see is MC boats have gone up disproportionately. A top of the line Ford/Dodge/Chevrolet truck (4X4, diesel, leather, crew cab, all options) can be bought for around $55,000.00, give or take a few thousand. A top of the line MC boat is how much?...$125,000.00-$150,000.00. The average working "Joe" has pretty much been pushed out of the new boat market and even the used ones are barely affordable unless they're getting some years on them.
Bill
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