We here at Woody Boater are going to keep pounding away at this topic. It just sends me to the moon, when people take a snob shot at us. It also pains us when people talk about how buying a classic boat is a money hole! It’s not. And it aint nothing compared to a new boat. Not even close. We all know that if you buy a classic boat right, you can run it, keep in the shape you bought it in and most likely sell it for the same amount. Cant do that with a new boat, or even a newer used boat!
But lets take it a step further. Lets take your boat. Lets say a 1948 22 Sportsman, NEW back in 1948 lets say it was $1,500 just guessing. But in todays dollars thats $15,400… OK, now look around and see if you can find a perfect like new one for $15K.. No chance in hell. More like $45K which means that over 60 years, your classic boat has gone up in value. If you had bought that boat back in 1948 and just parked it correctly it might even be worth more. This is most likely the case with most classic boats. You cant even say this about cars BTW. Sure some cars, bust think about it, most cars were crap family crappers, and boats are cool boats!
So quit the dam bitching about classic boats being a money pit, and Woody Boat people are an elite snooty crowd. You, You!