If you have ever entertained the thought of getting a boat, you surely have entertained the thought of what kind of boat you should get.
If you are a beginner, everyone you know will almost certainly instruct you to get a boat on the smaller side. They really don’t care what brand or type, just that it’s small. They figure you won’t know how to handle or dock something larger. As the person wanting to purchase your first boat, you probably agree with them and tell them their advice makes sense.
Then, a few days go by and you start realizing that getting rid of a boat is a real pain in the a$$. You get the wacky thought in your head that you shouldn’t waste valuable time toying with some small boat that you are going to grow out of in one season. Hmmm…that makes sense too. Why not get something you really want right off the bat and just learn what you have to do? I mean, how long can it take? Famous last words.
Okay, forget about size for a second. What type of boat to get is a major issue. I guess three really popular choices are bowrider, cabin cruiser or sailboat. They all have their perks, but one of them doesn’t use insane amounts of fuel. That would be the sailboat. While many sailboats do have smaller diesel engines to deal with difficult situations, they oftentimes aren’t used. That’s a big plus. I mean, have you ever looked into the amount of fuel boats use? It’s really a turnoff.
Many people think of sailboats as romantic rides into the sunset. While they are romantic and nice, I think a lot of the younger crowd thinks of sailboats as slow and boring. It’s like, “What? A sailboat. No way dude, I want to actually get there today.”
Okay, well, you should check out this video. I think it might change your view on sailboats. Just make sure you play it all the way through.