Summer is just around the corner and we can’t think of a more Kiwi way to spend your days than on the lake or out at sea with a brand new water toy.

Always dreamed of owning a boat or jet ski? Us too! That’s why we’ve selected the most popular water toys that are guaranteed to add some  fun to your Summer plans! Don’t sit behind on the beach this Summer, get out on the water with the help of MyFinance.  

Speed into Summer on a Jet Ski

This Summer could be your chance to finally get on the jet ski you’ve always dreamed of! Jet skis come in all shapes, sizes, and prices, but you could be looking at anything from $5k to $35k. There are so many great brands to choose from but as a general rule of thumb, Sea-Doo tends to be a bit more affordable while Yamaha have your top-of-the-range options covered.

Jet skiing isn’t just about carving up the water though. Heard of jet ski fishing? This is a fun way to get out into the deeper water to fish and could be more attainable for your budget than a boat. On a good jet ski, you can zip around for 4-7hrs – that’s plenty of time to get out and catch some big ones! When you’re heading back for the day, you can even attach a doughnut to the back of your jet ski and race around the bay with your mates or kids in tow.

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Get a dose of the Kiwi lifestyle on a boat 

There’s nothing more Kiwi than relaxing with your friends and whānau out on the water, angling for some fish! There are many different categories of boats, from general-purpose and fishing boats to jet boats and catamarans, so before buying one, have a think about what you want to use your boat for and do some research into your best options.  

Boats made from aluminium tend to be a more budget-friendly option, but if you have some extra cash and are looking to buy something your neighbours will envy – a fibreglass boat is your go-to. While a boat can set you back anywhere from $15k to anything upwards of $200k depending on the boat type, it will fill your Summer days with endless fun – not just for you but for your friends & family too! Cruise around for the day, try your hand at fishing, or have a go at wakeboarding too.

Water toy accessories to take you to the next level

If you’ve got a boat or jet ski and you’re looking to take it up a notch, there are some low-cost accessories that are a gamechanger. For a couple of hundred bucks, get your hands on a biscuit or tube to take your water toys to the next level – your whānau and friends won’t want to get off!

For those looking to splash some extra cash, try your hand at wakeboarding or water skiing with a buy-in cost of around $1k. Adrenaline junkies, we’re looking at you!

Looking for something more relaxing?

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are great portable water toys that are a bit more relaxing too! They’re easy to take down to your local beach or packed onto the car when you’re heading away, but they can still be a little pricey if you want to get your hands on the best model. From as little as a couple of hundred dollars to a few grand, there’s a huge range of kayaks for all ages, abilities, and purposes. SUPs have recently become popular, too so they’re a must-have for Summer and a great way to cruise around the coastline and soak up some rays.

So, if you have already made up your mind to buy a new summer toy, there are things you should know before you buy one.

Let’s get you decked out for summer with the water toy of your dreams!

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