Before you dive head first into the world of boat ownership, ask yourself a few questions that will help you focus on the kind of Boat you will need. How will you use the boat? Will you be fishing, water skiing, cruising, taking day trips, weekend trips or weeklong excursions? When, and how often, will the boat be used? Do you Boat year-round or only seasonally? How much can you afford to Spend? Don't forget the initial cost of purchase is just the Beginning.