High Gas Prices Don’t Diminish Demand for Boats
Boaters Will Likely Spend More to Fuel Up for Fishing Trips
Minnesota’s most fleeting season may come at a higher cost for boat owners this year.
Jordan Deutscher at Heinen Motorsports in Osseo says the pinch at the pump is making some people think twice.
“Because it’s not only the money to go into them but the money to haul them around,” Deutscher explained.
He says it takes about $150 to fill up one boat but even with an increase in gas prices, demand is still high.
“It’s just been getting busier and busier, wait lists for everything that we sell,” he said.
Boat owner Gabe Baumbach is feeling the impact, too.
“It’s no longer we can just go whenever it’s how far are we going to go away, which lakes are we going to hit,” Baumbach said.
But he says despite the cost, he won’t miss out on a priceless Minnesota summer.
“No, especially not on a day like today.”