The right boat can make a difference in your watersports experience. Here are a few tips to help you find one:
Be prepared for the cost
Unless you have the talent and time, as well as experience to work on an old one, wake surf boats these days cost a pretty penny, says Boats. So you’ll have to make sure your wallet is prepared to cover the costs.
Still, that doesn’t mean spending more money than you have to. One way to make sure you still save on costs is to shop around. Take your time, though. You wouldn’t want to rush through the entire process and end up with a boat that isn’t the right match for your needs and lifestyle.
Consider the extras
Do you want a boat with all the bells and whistles? Or maybe a basic model, with zero fancy touches or electronics? You can definitely save up on costs with an old school boat. But if you want the convenience of time-saving electronics, then you’ll need to factor this into your budget as well.
Decide on horsepower
How much horsepower will you get? Want more than the standard 350 and go up to as much as 450 horsepower? That’s going to need a bit more research. On the other hand, if you’re happy with the standard, then you’ll have a bit more leeway in your choices.
These wake surf boats come with wakeboarding and wake-surfing essentials. So check if they carry your favorite labels. This way, you’ll have everything you need in one shopping go.
Go for value for money
Some boats might be a bit outdated in style but still offer you a lot in terms of performance. So don’t ditch a boat if it doesn’t look snazzy. Check out how it moves on water before you decide if it’s a go or not.