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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The $50,000 Barbecue Dining Boat?

I'm intrigued by gimmicky expensive lake toys as much as any other riparian dweller, but I can't get past the potential peril for taking this nifty looking party doughnut out onto the lake.  Granted, the $50,000 asking price is enough of an entrance barrier to keep people like me from bothering the salesman, but I imagine some pretty significant problems with this craft.  First, it is advertised as having a earth-friendly electric motor, but a stinkpotter like me can easily identify the gasoline powered outboard on the back end.  The martini sipping swells pictured, apparently have no concern that at anytime, a wake board boat could cruse past, creating a large enough wake to roll this thing like the SS Poseidon, sending all the the drinks, condiments and perhaps white-hot charcoal briquettes winding up in everyone's laps.  I think I will stick to my reliable pontoon boat.  Not that I don't enjoy spending a relaxing evening motoring around the lake with my friends, I just don't want to be trapped in a floating bagel.  That said, I am seriously outside the target market, so likely I don't "get it."  If desirous, this boat can be had at Hammacher Schlemmer.



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