I am very interested in purchasing a boat. I was pointed toward the Sea Ray models. My purchase of a boat would be with the intent of watersports (mainly tubing, perhaps skiing and wakeboarding) and leisure use. Not a big fisher. I am concerned with maintenance. I have heard many people say that after the purchase is when the expenses add up. I am curious as to what I could expect in this area. I don't mind spending money, just like to be prepared. I am going to use it primarily in fresh water, but would like to know what kind of a difference it would make if used in salt water from time to time? Am I looking at an appropriate boat for my wishes? What other boats/models would be recommended for what I want, perhaps that have good track records in regards to reliability? How do Sea Ray boats compare to a yamaha or seadoo? I am aware that I will probably receive a bias based on the forum, and that is fine. If you can be unbiased thats great but if at least provided with facts and a bunch of opinions I should be able to weed out bias. I know this is a loaded post but I have wanted a boat for years and want to take the steps to pulling that trigger.. In an Educated fashion.