The Real Cost of Owning a Boat

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-05-15T21:05:49Z

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Extra Fun

There are plenty of extras you can bring along. At the WoodenBoat School in Maine, you can build your own lapstrake canoe -- light enough to put on your shoulder or strap to your boat. A 16-foot canoe costs $1,206. Or, you could build a 12-foot kayak for $1,020 including tuition and materials. If you have kids, the RedShark 10-man Towable 17-foot floater will bring hours of fun attached to the back of your boat -- a splurge at $1,600.