Maintenance Category
How Often
Cost
Cobalt, Chaparral Sunesta, SSi, SSX
Cost #1 Engine Cruiser
(250 or 270 Signature for
example)
Cost #2 Engine Cruiser
(290-310 Signature for
example)
Comments
Monthly payment
Monthly
$8-$9/$1000
$8/$1000
$8/$1000
$50,000 loan means
50 x 8 = $400/month
Dry storage
Monthly
$85/month
$6/foot/
month
$6/foot/month
Sportboats–$15/month discount
with wet slip
Wet storage
Annually
$1600–$1900
$3000
$3800–$5000
2 engine cruiser rate is for a covered slip
Winterization
Annually
$795
$995
$1595
Includes filter and fluid changes
Dewinterization
Annually
$200
$250
$300
 
Shrink wrap
Annually
$20/foot
$20/foot
$20/foot
 
Insurance
Annually
1% Price of boat
Taxes
Annually
-0-
-0-
-0-
Zero in Prince William and Fairfax—tax depends on county where boat is located
Impeller change
Annually
$200
$200
$200
Included in drive or hull service
Drive service
2–3 years
$475
$475
$950
Hauling additional
(but is included in hull service)
Tune up
2–3 years
$495
$495
$950
Generator serviced separately
Hauling
As Needed
$11/foot
Haul/block/
launch
As Needed
$20/foot + $100
Hull service
2–3 years
$2000
$2500
Includes bottom paint, drive service, haul, polish hull
30 hour check
Once
$295
$295
$495
Includes initial drive servicing
Fuel (based on 75 hours use/year/engine) A car that gets 25/mpg run 15,000 miles/year uses 600 gallons/year if it gets 15/mpg it uses 1,000 gallons per year
4 Cylinder
150
Gallons
180 SSi
6 Cylinder
225
Gallons
190 SSi, 290 Signature doubled for twin engine
Small Block
8 Cylinder
490
Gallons
202, 212, 222, 232, 242 Cobalt; 224, 244 Dunesta; 236 SSX; 210 215, 246 SSi; 282 Cobalt, 310/330 Signature x 2
Big Block
8 Cylinder
675
Gallons
252, 272 Cobalt; 262, 284, Sunesta; 256, 276 SSX; 275 SSi; 350 Signature doubled however we've found that because of increase performance a 350 has it really uses about the same as a 330. Contact Joe Hoffmaster for details.

Ask about the Federal Highway tax rebate of 17 cents/gallon of gas for boats and the mortgage interest deduction on boats that have sleeping, cooking and bathroom facilities.

This table is prepared for ballpark budgeting purposes and is an estimate only. Be sure to ask the dealership you are purchasing from for the exact pricing they use. The above estimates are based on typical amounts charged by Hoffmaster's Marina. For more information contact Hoffmaster's Marina at 703/494-7161 or by email at sales@hoffmasters.com.