|CRB News Team
"BREAKING NEWS PEOPLE! THIS JUST ACROSS THE CRB NEWS DESK, BOATS THAT USED TO BE EXPENSIVE ARE NOW NOT! WITH MORE ON THIS WE GO TO OUR REPORTER THAT IS FOR SOME REASON IN BLACK AND WHITE AND 50 YEARS AGO AND SMOKING, TAKE IT AWAY CHET!"
|The B stands for boner
If you don't want to click, or don't have the twitters or whatever, the email said that the Axis T220 wakeboard boat is cheap / entry level easy on your wallet at just shy of $100,000 and we had the reaction like the chemical blasted guy in robocop.— CRB (@CreakyRowBoat) January 25, 2022
|Our reaction after realizing we can now afford this
Thanks to the CRB social media journalists for uncovering this hidden amazingness, by simply checking their email.
But, seriously, $100,000 is an awful lot of money and we are not sure what it actually says that the amount of money in question is considered on the lower end.
|On It Champ! Right after i finish this delicious burrito from Mr. Ruribertos
Anyways, what did you come up with?
As I recall $23995
Now, lets that that and put it into that cool inflation machine and see what that would be in 2022 dollars
"Once they had to do the emissions it added about $10,000 to the cost of each boat, which, at that point your not getting into one for under 50, so, i mean, why not"
Which, by the seat of the pants feeling we had, tends to jive. We thought that back then boats were more obtainable and we were right...but, were we, what is the median income from 1996 and 2020 (the latest we could find)
In 1996 the median income in the united states was $35,492 via Census.govIn 2020 the median income in the united states was $67,521 via Census.gov
Which takes that, "It feels like this was more obtainable back then" feeling and turns it into a fact.