These are the memories that get parents through the long days at work.
When parents get to watch their children, kissed by the sun and covered in bug spray and life jackets, fishing off the boat on a long weekend at the cabin, they are often reminded of why they work so hard in the first place. Many families take time, especially in the summer, to take trips to the cabin or trips to the lake. From tubing to water skiing to first time fishing lessons, family vacations make all of the other work that is part of every day life worthwhile.
One of the ways that many people create family vacation traditions is by investing in new or used boats for sale, as well as a cabin that can serve as home base for vacations for years to come.
When Was the Last Time That Your Family Took a Lake Vacation?
We live in a time when many families find themselves glued to their computer and phone screens and parents work long hours in the office, it should come as no surprise that vacations are increasingly important. When it comes to summer, there are many times when the lake is the perfect answer. By finding the right used boats for sale and locating a cabin that can serve as a home base, you can have a plan for this week’s trip, next summer’s vacation, and many summer get aways in the future.
Whether you are looking for fishing boats for sale or pontoon boats for sale, it is important to make sure that you do your research on any purchase that you will make. Consider some of these facts and figures about the boating industry and the impact that it has not only on family vacations, but also the economy of the nation:
- Recreational boating industry dollar sales are expected to rise between 10% and 11% from the total of $8.4 billion in 2016. This is in addition to the increases in unit sales of new boats.
- With 72% of boat owners having a household income of less than $100,000, boating is predominantly a middle-class activity.
- Many Americans love to support the boating retail industry because 95% of boats sold in the U.S. are made in the U.S.
- 95% of all Americans live within an hour’s drive of a navigable body of water
- The majority of the boats on the water can be trailered by a vehicle to local waterways. In fact, 95% of boats of these boats, including powerboats, personal watercraft, and sailboats, in the U.S. are small in size at less than 26 feet in length.
- Supporting 650,000 direct and indirect American jobs and nearly 35,000 small businesses, the recreational boating industry in the U.S. has an annual economic impact of more than $121.5 billion, including direct, indirect, and induced spending.
When you find yourself in the middle of a very long work week it is important have some relaxing memories to distract you. Few of those memories are better than that picture of your kids, all holding fishing poles, at the front of the boat waiting for the first catch of the day.