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Tower worth it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by waternutt, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. seadude

    seadude Active Member

    Messages:
    58
    Location:
    NJ
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Unless you have a bridge clearance or storage height issue, definitely opt for the tower.
     
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  2. JTC1016

    JTC1016 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    82
    Location:
    Spring Lake, MI
    Ratings:
    +74 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I agree with most of the posters. My last boat did not have a tower. My cost compromise was to go the AR series and keep the tower and I haven't regretted it for a second. Like others have said, we use it for other things as well like hanging fenders, I attach fishing rod holders to it when I'm fishing, and I definitely prefer it for bimini location when it's not deployed. It is really up to how you will use the boat though.
     
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  3. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,421
    Location:
    Alabaster, AL
    Ratings:
    +1,178 / 41
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
    Boat Length:
    19
    I waffled back and forth when I was boat shopping but ultimately chose the tower. I love it and have no regrets! We use it for everything from hanging wet towels, places to tie off fenders, sturdy place to grab when moving around, bimini stows away nicely and provides nice shade coverage when deployed, surf tow point, looks cool and as others mentioned it gives you mounting options for speakers and lights. Regarding resale it's not really about being able to get a 'return on the tower investment' but more about being able to provide an attractive incentive when putting the boat up for sale which can potentially lead to faster sales. If there was one thing I wished for the tower was that it was counter-weighted or gas strut assisted so you could let it down slowly but I understand the towers Yamaha uses are not of high end quality like found on wake boats so sacrifices have to be made to keep costs down.
     

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