Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Median Prices of Boat Classes

If you want to know what people asked for used boats sales last year this information comes from Boating Industry January 2015.  The information comes from boats listed for sale in Boat Trader, boats.com and YachtWorld which is mainly used boats for sale.  I'm not sure of how this compares to new boat companies reports which I have yet to see any signs of.  Interesting maybe?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

What makes a decent water ski boat?

I get a lot of people shopping Dyna-Ski boats which is great!  There are several boats around similar in size to the 17.6 Open Bow Dyna-Ski. There are runabouts, fishing, fish & ski, bass, deck and pontoon boats.   They are not tournament style water ski boats. 
I wonder why there never seem to be any 
pictures of boats pulling skiers in most boat companies ads?
A Dyna-Ski 17.6 is a tournament style water ski boat.

17.6 Open Bow with 130 Evinrude E-Tec V-4 on Lake Dyna-Ski

Dyna-Ski boats are designed to pull water skiers from
idle to 40+ mph for barefooting. 
We do an excellent job of this.

 17.6 Open Bow with a V-Drive Barefoot Boom and 150 Mercury 
Do not try this at home.

With a water ski boat you don't want the bow up in the air while you are pulling skiers. It isn't safe either. Dyna-Ski boats have very little bow lift from idle to wide open.  A water ski boat needs to hold steady speeds from idle to 40+ mph because people ski at all these speeds.  A Dyna-Ski will hold steady speeds in this range. At faster speeds trimming up the Dyna-Ski boat motor slightly flattens out the boat's ride, decreases the boat's bow steer and makes the steering easier.  I don't know how the runabouts, fishing, fish & ski, bass, deck and pontoon boats preform and I don't care as Dyna-Ski Boats do what is needed for water skiing!  

17.6 Open Bow with a 150 Mercury 
 Not many people still fly flat wing kites but it is nice to know that you could pull one if you ever need to perhaps? 
We have flown a parasail behind my 17.6 sadly I never took any pictures.

 17.6 Open Bow with a BI Tower and 150 Evinrude
We can add most anything you want if you like, it just costs money.

We build Dyna-Ski boats for water skiers.  
We must be doing a decent job as we sell boats and most people keep them forever . . . . . . .

If you are shopping price I don't know how the others compare.  The outboard motor prices should all be about the same. Same thing for trailers however I put very nice custom trailers under Dyna-Ski Boats unless the buyer wants to save a few hundred bucks with a cheap trailer.  
Your boat will spend a lot of time on the trailer so I think it is worth the money.  
Fiberglass boats cost more than aluminum boats. 
Tilt Hydraulic steering cost more than cable steering,
recessed controls and premium cables are worth the money,
a dash full of gauges cost more than a gauge or two,
GPS Speedometer is awesome but not cheap.
Please feel free to share with me what the other boats sell for. 
You pay your money and you get what you want at Dyna-Ski. 
No matter how we rig the Dyna-Ski boat & what you pay for it you it will have a very good water ski boat.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Touch a Dyna-Ski before you buy?

When a person spends their hard earned money for a water ski boat they may want to touch one before they buy one.  Some want to drive one or ski behind one.  Believe me I understand this need although I bought my new Hydrodyne boat in 1987 without driving, skiing behind or touching one.  I bought mine based on reputation of the company and a couple of my friends had them.  It seems to have worked out well.  When the boat is a used boat without a warranty you should be extra cautious before jumping on a deal no matter how great it seems. Buyer beware.

When people ask me to touch one, etc. I do my best to get them in touch with owners of Dyna-Ski Boats.  I have a couple owners scattered around the US and Canada that love talking about and showing off their Dyna-Ski Boats.  These folks don't sell boats and all have real jobs.  You will need to fit into their schedules. They won't pressure you to buy and most don't usually know what a new Dyna-Ski Boat costs since many have owned their boats for several years however their spouses might still remember what they paid perhaps?  If you want to buy their boat go ahead and I will sell them a new Dyna-Ski but don't be surprised when they want to keep what they have.

So if you want to touch, ski behind and drive a Dyna-Ski just tell me and I will pass along your contact info to the proud Dyna-Ski owners. Once they give me the OK I will share their info with you.  Keep in mind that you will need to make all the arrangements with them unless you are coming here to Dyna-Ski World Headquarters as I like to call my place on Lake Noquebay in northeastern Wisconsin.  These are not vacation destinations or free ski schools, etc. so please be respectful of them. The costs incurred checking out the Dyna-Ski Boats are yours alone and won't be paid by anyone. Giving the boat owners a few bucks for gas is always a great thing.

Keep in mind at my place you won't see boats being built here as we do that at the boat shop near Iola, Wisconsin which isn't a cool place to visit at all.  Fiberglass products are very dusty to make.  They don't have a sign out front or posted hours of business.  Appointments are needed well ahead of time just like my owners group.

Dyna-Ski Boats
W6116 Pine Lane
Crivitz, WI   54114

Phone: 715-854-7501

Email: info@dyna-ski.com