I thought I would write this blog on a different note. I went through the following information with my nephew and thought it may be an interesting spreadsheet to share. Most are his numbers, dealing with PWC’s.
It took a few phone calls and some driving, but I believe the numbers will drive many of the points home. Today I will share a Total Cost of Ownership scenario for traditional PWC’s and electronic surfboards.
It should be noted that this is purely a financial analysis. It does not consider noise and gas / oil pollution etc. variables with a combustion engine on the water, ease of transportation, set up, etc.
Before we start, this analysis, assumes the owner will have the marina close to “the shop” do repairs and maintenance, gas, etc. with hydro, I do not have the meters to gauge, it is a rough assumption.
Description Cost e-surfboard (Maverick )/ Cost PWC (Personal Water Craft)
These are estimations – not exact numbers. There are also other things to take into consideration as well, such as your requirements i.e. if you are planning to go out for more than 2 hours on the surfboard: the battery technology simply is not there yet (1 hr ride time, 2 hour charge time).
On the other hand, if you plan on being able to go from water way to water way: consider boat launch costs for PWC, also “trailering”, etc. The surfboard fits in most hatches, and trunks of cars, trucks, etc. and carries easily.
I would encourage you to use your own numbers. As GI Joe used to say, “Knowing is half the battle”.
Please stay safe!!