OK, we have decided on a sea ray 400 or 420 DB or a meridian 391 or 411 sedan bridge. This will be in a slip in salt water in florida. I know how much insurance and the slip will cost and fuel according to usage. I am trying to get SOME idea of the other costs of owning this boat so I can go into it with my eyes wide open. I am assuming we will be getting a diesel and one in good working order. The broker I spoke with said overall for general maintenance including painting the bottom every 3 years, scraping the bottom regularly, engine and just other things that happen and need to be taken care of he would say on average to "escrow" about $500-$700 a month to use as needed during the year. So around $6000-$8400 a year ON AVERAGE for expected maintenance. Does this seam high, low, or reasonable assuming no major repairs appear? Thank you for all your help, this has been an invaluable resource for me!