Because we don't own enough unreliable vehicles, we're thinking of adding a boat into the mix. Actually, it's more because with our one 2 year old (and twins on the way), going on our friend's boat last weekend was quite fun, and we think it might be a fun diversion that we'd be able to do for amorning/afternoon with small kids, and continue to enjoy further. Of course, I want a twin. But I'm not sure it's mandatory so much as iLikeTwins. Our driveway space is limited, but we can fit a 20ish ft boat w/trailer in a corner without getting in the way I think. We have a 1/2-ton Avalanche, so that's about right for towing it anyway. Likely don't want something bigger due to cost and storage concerns, not to mention not wanting to buy a bigger truck just for a boat. I really have no idea what I'm looking at. General mission thought would be that it would be nice to get something that has the ability to tow a tube or skis. It seems like a cabin area would be nice (especially for kids having naps or needing a bathroom break), but it seems the boats with cabins have virtually no deck space. Definitely not looking at a "go-places" boat, more the $100 hamburger sort since I don't like $100 hamburgers in planes. The twin engine jet ski types also look like fun, but probably be something we'd outgrow in a few years, and might even be too small to start. Curious as to thoughts. Maybe a cabin sounds nicer than it would really be, especially if it makes it hard to be on deck. Also figuring that needs could change, so I'm not opposed to buying something and upgrading later. With vehicles I tend to just buy what looks interesting and then buy something else later if my needs change.