Growing up, Carl Murdock’s family didn’t have the discretionary income to barely rent a boat, much less buy one. Still, it was always what he wanted, and it turns out, his wife Nancy was on board with the dream too.
The idea of owning boat seemed like a good idea. Their grandkids and son and daughter-in-law loved the idea as well. “We needed a family activity,” he said. “Typically, we just enjoy cruising on the Chain we live on and don’t travel with it much . We just cruise and relax.”
The Murdock’s admit that boats can be a bit expensive to own and operate but that the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
“The boating experience is sort of like having children,” he said. “You get out of them what you put into them. They’ve very rewarding.”
It doesn’t take long to Google-up the nearest boat dealer but the Murdock’s said that people should do their research before committing to a new or used rig.
“Try and buy a new or newer model from a reputable dealer,” he said. “It will mean less headaches overall. Test out difference brands if you can. We tested out a Bennington and although it was nice….When we laid eyes on our Qwest it was everything we wanted and more.”
In fact, there were several eye-catching features, but a few really stood out.
“The unbelievable comfort,” he said. “The Premium seats. We had a brand-new Tracker pontoon in 2017 and it was NO COMAPRISON. The Qwest was far superior from the diving boards to the beautiful blue running lights.”