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Yachting is not just for millionaires

Insider : linda

Yachting. When you say the word I bet you think of caviar, gold fixtures, and surgically implanted hair plugs. Most middle class Americans wouldn’t dream of wasting their time thinking about such a thing when there’s so much fun to be had on dry land. A night in the city surely must be just as exciting as a night on a boat, right?

 

But what if it was accessible?

 

According to The Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association, the average income of 3 in every 4 boat-owning households is actually less than $100,000. While this may not get you the gold fixtures it can certainly buy you the priceless experience of weeklong summer trips off the coast.

 

Yacht has become synonymous with the outrageous 100-foot minimum barges of the super wealthy but yachting is actually much more inclusive than that. Many affordable yachts can be found in the 20-foot range. And if it’s still too expensive for you to get a boat in the water, consider sharing the costs and maintenance with a friend.

 

Start by thinking about how you’d like to use the boat. Would you entertain, or will it be just for family vacations? And where can you put it? These simple questions are the two major things to consider when deciding what kind of boat is right for you. Then, speak with local clubs that can help to point you in the right direction. Once your boat is up and running these clubs will also prove to be an invaluable resource, providing support and events so you can get to know the other owners in your area.

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