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Old 08-11-2017, 06:34 AM   #1
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100K boat, I never thought I'd see the day...

I don't see how people can afford these boats, I've been looking, 50-70k is the normal, for something that the average person may use at the most 20 or 30 times a year at the most.

Guess I'm just getting old...
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:40 AM   #2
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$100,000 to catch ditch pickles... no thanks!
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:41 AM   #3
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$100k for a bass boat is dumb.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:44 AM   #4
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$100k for a bass boat is dumb.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:45 AM   #5
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That's insane. Even if I had 100k to waste on a boat, there's no way for me to justify it. I think spending half that on a bass boat is crazy. I love to bass/crappie fish but dang! Better to have a good buddy with a boat and pitch in on fuel!
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:46 AM   #6
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It is beyond me why people would spend that on a boat, even 40-50K is crazy to me. I know some people fish a lot, but I bet a large percentage use them at first a lot, then they sit in the garage and make payments. I am guessing that you can catch as many fish with a 20K boat as a 100K boat. The 100K boat might make it from one end of the lake a couple minutes faster....

I was going to say you can buy a lot of fish for 50K, but then I thought about what I spend on deer meat

It is about doing what you enjoy....and a keeping up with the Jones component....
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:50 AM   #7
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It is beyond me why people would spend that on a boat....
Spend that on a "bass" boat.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:51 AM   #8
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they have lost their minds, even at 50!
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:51 AM   #9
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Very dumb.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:52 AM   #10
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"Base package price"

Ha. I wonder how much it is once they paint it and put carpet in?
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:53 AM   #11
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My bay boat catches the hell out of bass when I decide to get fresh but I can't say the same about a bass rig.


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Old 08-11-2017, 06:55 AM   #12
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looked at a triton with a 425 hp I/O the other day at the dealership.

$127,000!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:56 AM   #13
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A year later you could sale it for 10k
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:05 AM   #14
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A decent wake board boat is 165-200k. Crazy numbers.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:06 AM   #15
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Spend that on a "bass" boat.
We get it man!! We get it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:07 AM   #16
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Spend that on a "bass" boat.
No crap! I'd rather spend that a year on fuel for a real boat.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:07 AM   #17
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We get it man!! We get it.
Did you get suckered into a $100k bass boat?
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:15 AM   #18
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Wow.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:15 AM   #19
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I am not a boat person, what makes a boat worth that much? That is a serious question, not bashing fisherman. Even for pro fisherman (or pro wake boarders using Nelson's example), that seems like such a small niche that I don't see how a manufacturer can stay in business charging so much. I wonder how many they sell in a year, I bet a lot. I need a new profession I think if people can really afford $80k trucks and $100k bass boats to go catch some fish on Saturday.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:16 AM   #20
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Yeah it's gotten out of hand. Pull that new boat with the new F250 and you got $200K rolling down the highway.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:20 AM   #21
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I need a new profession I think if people can really afford $80k trucks and $100k bass boats to go catch some fish on Saturday.
Think about it this way:

Most people that buy 100K boats and 80K trucks can't really afford them.
People that can actually afford them, don't buy them.

Obviously not in all cases, but I bet it is true more often than not.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:29 AM   #22
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Bay boats are ridiculous too. Unless you go buy an 18ft Mako with a 100hp on the back from Bass Pro, you might as well get ready to spend 60-80k as well.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:38 AM   #23
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Just like everything else that is a luxury item... theres some idiot out there that will pay that price so itll keep going up.


Not only is it a bass boat....its the slowest dang one in the industry
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:39 AM   #24
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Bay boats are ridiculous too. Unless you go buy an 18ft Mako with a 100hp on the back from Bass Pro, you might as well get ready to spend 60-80k as well.
True, but the right bay boat can be much more functional. You can drop it in the lake and be fine, hit the bay or even a little ways offshore when it flattens out. Plus Texas tarpon!
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:49 AM   #25
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Think about it this way:

Most people that buy 100K boats and 80K trucks can't really afford them.
People that can actually afford them, don't buy them.

Obviously not in all cases, but I bet it is true more often than not.
That's because today's society just looks at the monthly note. They see they can afford monthly note and they pull the trigger, not even considering what it's going to cost over the course of the loan.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:50 AM   #26
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Yep,, boats are expensive!!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:55 AM   #27
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Everything is getting expensive. remember you need that 75K truck to pull it. Also they are dishing out 10 year notes on these things.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:06 AM   #28
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Bay boats are outrageous Also. At least bass boats are coming with a power pole, electronics on the dash and bow, trolling motor, hot foot, tons of storage, etc. When you purchase a Shoalwater or anything in that realm of boats, you get a deck and that's it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:09 AM   #29
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I sure enjoy mine, I am one of those idiots who have a 75K boat and a 70K truck, since I wrote a check for them i am not as big of an idiot as some.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:11 AM   #30
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Bust out another (hundred) thousand
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:14 AM   #31
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Guessing I shouldn't start a thread about my new F350 with a new Ranger bass boat behind it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:16 AM   #32
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I sure enjoy mine, I am one of those idiots who have a 75K boat and a 70K truck, since I wrote a check for them i am not as big of an idiot as some.
Well technically you could have borrowed that money for cheap and the market is up huge over the last year and half, so that $150k would be worth like $220,000.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:17 AM   #33
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I have a 25+ Majek Extreme and a 1948 Uncle J Flat bottom with a GTR. But I choose to shop used boats. I'll watch the classifieds for months till the right deal comes along. It's really not that hard to find a clean 3-4 year old rig and pay .50 on the dollar. Just have to know what you are looking for, have cash in hand and know how to negotiate.

I've sold several boats for what I've bought them for after using them for a few years. Buying new is dumb in my book.

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:17 AM   #34
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You could spend about 1/2 and get a fully rigged boat from a company that isn't owned by Bass Pro
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:35 AM   #35
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That seems like a ton of money for a boat, but let's be honest, most everything that we all have in common in this site might not make sense financially. How many guys/gals on here have a deer lease, how many of them dump a couple thousand dollars a year into feed, how much was the stand/feeder setups, oh and I can't forget to mention the trips back and forth to the lease. To each their own....everyone should look for financially sound deals/opportunities. I myself would not spend 100k on a boat, I would spend 1/2 of that if I could afford it.

I know guys who have been on a $2400/yr deer lease for 15 yrs, they've told me how much they spend/yr feed, setups, and gas back and forth. My boat cost me a lot less money then they have put into their lease. Bottom line, everything is ridiculously expensive these days!
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:44 AM   #36
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My step bro and I used to pull up next to boats like that in our 14' jon boat and wear em out. You dont need $100k boat or to go 95mph across the lake to catch bass. It amazes me how much folks spend on boats. Its worth it for a guide simply for warranty. But for somebody fishing for fun, you can do just as well with a lot less boat. Buy used and get way more bang for your buck.

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:50 AM   #37
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I have plenty of customers with 100 grand plus boats. Many of them have boat docks that cost more than an average 3 bedroom home.
Some folks have more discretionary income to work with. More power to them.

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:54 AM   #38
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Think about it this way:

Most people that buy 100K boats and 80K trucks can't really afford them.
People that can actually afford them, don't buy them.

Obviously not in all cases, but I bet it is true more often than not.
Yep

Massive payments, up to their neck in debt... American Dream!!!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:13 AM   #39
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No way I'd spend 100k on a bass pro built boat.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:20 AM   #40
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Can you say Kayak?
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:21 AM   #41
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Now you know why we bought kayaks!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:22 AM   #42
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I could care less if a man bought a 100 K dollar boat or a 1000 dollar boat, to each his own, look at it from a positive side, it creates jobs and there will be some nice affordable used boats on the market for the guys who choose to buy used. I doubt that the boat in question sells for 100K anyway, I know the retail on my trucks was 68K, got it for 60, so with that logic that boat will only go for like 90K or so.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:26 AM   #43
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As my dad used to say, "son, its not the boat that catches the fish"---
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:27 AM   #44
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No fences - no people - miles and miles upon miles.

It's worth it.

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Old 08-11-2017, 09:30 AM   #45
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I could care less if a man bought a 100 K dollar boat or a 1000 dollar boat, to each his own, look at it from a positive side, it creates jobs and there will be some nice affordable used boats on the market for the guys who choose to buy used. I doubt that the boat in question sells for 100K anyway, I know the retail on my trucks was 68K, got it for 60, so with that logic that boat will only go for like 90K or so.
This right here. All of the guys saying buy used should be thankful someone is "dumb enough" to buy the new one, otherwise they wouldn't get the deals on the used ones.

I also hope everyone saying to buy a flat bottom because it serves the same purpose rides their bicycle to work.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:36 AM   #46
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I could care less if a man bought a 100 K dollar boat or a 1000 dollar boat, to each his own, look at it from a positive side, it creates jobs and there will be some nice affordable used boats on the market for the guys who choose to buy used. I doubt that the boat in question sells for 100K anyway, I know the retail on my trucks was 68K, got it for 60, so with that logic that boat will only go for like 90K or so.

It's not the price, it's who is building it. Big difference in a 100k SS x3 or new 24' Simmons VS nitro/tracker/Tahoe and now ranger.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:38 AM   #47
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Yet

One of only 3 left.
I'm betting Triton is the next to get axed. Stratos got shut down this year.




People are buying these boats because they can go 15-20 yrs on payments now. Crazy.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:41 AM   #48
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No fences - no people - miles and miles upon miles.

It's worth it.

Couldn't have said it better. I don't even have 40k in my boat but it's mine. Go when I want and where I want. Couldn't imagine life without a boat. When we still had the bay house we had 3.

I venture to say some of these "bust out a thousand" people shoot 1500 dollar bow set ups at deer on leases costing 3k with another 2 or 3 in fuel and feed. Spend it where you want

Cost is the last thing on my mind when memories are made. Marsh reds to drop shot bass



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Old 08-11-2017, 09:44 AM   #49
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It's not the price, it's who is building it. Big difference in a 100k SS x3 or new 24' Simmons VS nitro/tracker/Tahoe and now ranger.
Dont forget to add the newly acquired Legend Boats to that train wreck of a monopoly


We're in Texas after all.... Skeeter is King here. But dadgum...those Phoenix have managed to keep their prices down over the few years ive watched their prices...Tempting.
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Yet

One of only 3 left.
I'm betting Triton is the next to get axed. Stratos got shut down this year.




People are buying these boats because they can go 15-20 yrs on payments now. Crazy.

I hope they don't get Phoenix but you never know. I was surprised by the Legend deal yesterday.
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