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The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Why would owning a waverunner be preferable to owning a boat?

Asked by The_Compassionate_Heretic (14543 points ) October 10th, 2009 from iPhone

Waverunners are also known as “personal watercraft” and are most famously represented by “SeaDoo”.
However they are very expensive and buying a preowned ski boat is cheaper many times.

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wildpotato's avatar

Have you ever been on one? They’re the motorcycles of the watercraft world. Awesome little rockets. But I do agree, boats offer much more.

Sarcasm's avatar

I remember hearing that there are a lot of fees related to having a boat. As my Econ professor once said, “The two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy it, and the day you sell it”

marinelife's avatar

It wouldn’t. The two-stroke engine is one of the worst inventions of man. Insanely noisy and terribly polluting.

asawilliams's avatar

never buy something like a boat or waverunner with credit. I would only buy one if you are wealthy enough to pay cash for it. But, a boat is better b/c you can bring more people, and bumpertubbing behind a waverunner is not as fun

waterskier2007's avatar

accesibility would be one. pwcs can be operated in much shallower areas as they dont draw as much as a boat. And also, go try jumping waves on a boat. it wont happen. seadoos are fun to hit waves and pull tailspins

jonsblond's avatar

If I had my choice I’d own one of each, but since I enjoy fishing I would buy a boat. Never fished from a waverunner but I don’t think it would be very easy. ;)

wickedbetty's avatar

I think it totally depends on your situation. For me, I am not married, I don’t have a family or a huge truck, so for me a jet ski would be best. I love them. You can ski behind a good one, they are way cheaper, and they are easier to store, transport and maintain. Boats are fun, but my advice is to make friends with someone who has a boat. haha Much cheaper!

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