Take Living on the Water to a Whole New Level Beth Snyder June 18, 2012 Obviously, being on the water is not for everyone. But the there are those people who would rather float the day away than do pretty much anything else. The problem is, owning a boat is not only expensive, it’s kind of a huge hassle, especially if you live where there is winter. You’ve got to either own a house with a private dock, or you’ve got to rent slip space at a marina, or you have to rely on public access points to area lakes and rivers. Then there’s storage space not just for your boat, but for all the stuff that comes with it. In this post, I’m going to explore three different options that might just work out better. The first one is the SeaDoo Aqua Lounge 6. It seats up to six people (thank you, Captain Obvious), and has three boarding platforms. It also has six drink holders and two coolers, so you’re never far from your favourite beverage. The neat thing is that it also comes with a waterproof storage box with two speakers, so you can relax with your tunes. You can either float freely about, or it does come with an anchor bag (which you would fill with sand or rocks) if you prefer to remain stationary. It also comes with a puncture repair kit in case of catastrophe. The center portion isn’t solid, but rather made of mesh so your feet will remain in the water even while you sit comfortably dry in one of the seats. This one is going to run you just $379.00 US (which is a $50.00 savings off of MSRP). Source: 7 Gadgets If that one doesn’t float your boat (bad pun definitely intended), then maybe the SportsStuff Fiesta Island Floating Lounge will. This is slightly larger, and is intended for up to eight people. It also has a mesh floor, but appears to allow considerably more water through than the Aqua Lounge 6. You can choose to sit on either the mesh floor or the inflatable platform. It has eight cup holders, but doesn’t have built-in coolers. It also doesn’t have speakers or an MP3 player hookup. Instead, this one is intended simply to provide a base of operations for you and seven of your friends or family. Who would’ve guessed you could buy your own private island for just $399.99 US? Source: 7 Gadgets Finally, we have the piece de resistance. Or something like that. It’s certainly a contraption, that’s for sure. This monstrosity measures 11′ 9″ Diam. x 9′ 2″ H. and weighs 1,102 lbs. The hull is made of polyethylene, and it features an ABS table with seating for ten. Each place setting has a recessed plate holder, a silverware tray, and three cup holders. There are six storage compartments beneath the seats, allowing you to stow away just about anything you might need. It also has an 11-foot nylon umbrella for shade, which can be retracted when you want to use the, get this, 24″-diameter steel charcoal grill. Yep…the boat has a grill on board. But wait, there’s more! It also has a 30-watt electric trolling motor capable of a top speed of 2.5mph, and its four rechargeable batteries will provide you with approximately eight hours of cruising time on a 10-hour charge. You’re sitting down, right? Because I’m going to tell you how much all this fabulousness costs. Ready? $50,000.00 US. Don’t blame me if you just spit whatever you were drinking all over your keyboard. Source: 7 Gadgets Share This With The World!