The joys of buying a new boat
There is nothing like the feeling of buying a brand new boat. When you buy a used boat, no matter what you do to customize it or make it your own, you will always know someone else had it prior. With a new boat, the slate is completely empty and the only one who gets to create the history is you. This can be very fulfilling whether it's your first boat or an upgrade from a used boat.
Before you buy your new boat, you will need to have some simple ideas of what you are going to do with it and why. What do you plan to do with your boat? Do you want something small and simple to tool around with on a lake or do you want a yacht with a full kitchen, satellite television, and the ability to go out to sea for weeks at a time? It could be one of these or many other reasons behind your motivation. Make sure you write down what you are looking for and what equipment should come with it. This will make the entire process much faster and easier. As for the “Why”, only you know that reason. If it's a lifelong dream of yours, that's great. If it's only to spite your neighbor by buying a better boat than theirs, you might want to think it through.
There are many ways to find your new boat. You could check some websites or visit your local boat dealers to get a feel for the price range, features, and size you are looking for. An experienced boat salesperson should be able to help you out and answer all of your questions. Speaking to other boaters is a good way to learn a little bit as well.
A boat is a long commitment that requires care and dedication. The price of a brand new boat rivals high-end cars to low-end homes so you want to make sure you will have time to use it. It's no good to buy a boat only to have it sit there unused for months.