My email was on overdrive yesterday from pals sending me this Rob Report article on Young people snapping up Vintage Wooden Boats. Link at bottom of the story. So if you want to skip my missspelled babblethon, scroll down. Then scroll past the click and look for Troys comment, and then your day will be complete.
I will add to this story, that this is fantastic news, and does have a slight upscale tone about it. But thats the Robb Report’s target. And if you have priced a regular new Center console with a single outboard, you are in the $75K range. YES! And thats a starter boat, it can ratchet up to $500K in seconds. YES! So whats $300K for a Riva. Thats a very easy choice.
THIS PART OF THE STORY IS FOR THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE OF NORMAL PEOPLE.
So the idea of a $300K boat at age 40 is a tad insane? THERE ARE TONS OF AFFORDABLE BOATS OUT THERE! really. Thats the real joy of this passion. You can boat in style for around starting at around $2,000. YES! Then it ramps up of course, but you can be boating in mid range style for around 50K all day long.
Here is the way to look at the Vintage Boat Universe. It’s a mirror of the boating universe. As In there is something for everyone. Our universe is the timeless one. The one that is really no different than now, and that is the circle of life. It all comes back around to the classics. The elements that transcend trends. That is what the word CLASSIC is all about.