Just looking for some general advice on making my first boat purchase, to make sure I’m not making a very costly mistake. Although all signs point to yes
Im looking to get into wakesurfing, at an afforable price. Havent been able to find many options under $75k other than the Chaparral H20 Surf series. I’m strongly considering the 21’ H20 Surf.
Found a new one and negotiated down to around $55k for standard 240 hp Volvo penta engine but with a few other options including upgraded trailer, ballast tanks.
First- has anyone actually wake surfed the H20 Surf boats? Are they recommended for beginners? Do they create a good enough wake, and as you improve?
Also, I’m not sure if ill want to upgrade the boat in roughly 5 years, but if I do, I’m seeing awful comments on depreciation for new boats in the first few years, which would make it very tough to sell.
I cant seem to find any used H20 surfs since they are fairly new, but is it accurate to say this boat will lose nearly half its value in 5 years?
My calculations show Ill still owe about $40k on my loan in 5 years, boat will be worth ~$30k, will be forced to take a ~$10k loss just to sell. Is this what most new boat buyers have to deal with?
Thanks so much!