So You Want to Own a Boat?

A look at the hidden costs of owning your dream boat.

Thinking about taking the plunge? Here’s a look at what kind of cash you’ll sink into boat ownership—first the purchase price, then the combined annual expenses of insurance, maintenance and moorage.   Illustrations by Vidhya Nagarajan

Intex Excursion 5 Boat: $450 + $0/year

16-foot Bayliner 160 OB Bowrider: $13,000 + $3,800/year

35-foot Tiara 3500 Sovran LE: $399,000 + $13,000/year

82-foot Viking Yachts Convertible: $5,900,000 + $102,000/year

125-foot Northcoast Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht: $19,950,000 + $470,000/year

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