Having a boat is a lot of work regardless of weather you have a large yacht or a small speed boat. There is required maintenance for all types of boats that you simply have to actually take care of in order to keep your boat running for a long period of time. When you’re buying a boat, you should make sure to keep the maintenance in mind when picking which boat is right for you.
I personally chose a smaller speed boat with an outboard engine because most of the maintenance is limited to adding 2-stroke outboard oil. There is still the launching of the boat and running the engine in fresh water after being in salt water, but this is all relatively easy maintenance.