Thirty-five thousand dollars: It’s the average price paid for a new boat, according to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. But which boat would you buy if you had about that much money to spend?
It’s a tough question. You have to consider what you’ll be using the boat for and how many people you plan to have aboard. Do you want to fish? Considering towing tubes or boards? Have a power preference?
We took that $35,000 figure and came up with five great boats you can buy new in 2012 so you can invest wisely.