There's never been a better time to buy a sportfishing boat. During the mid- to late '90s the economy was rocking, fuel was cheap, and dealers ramped up for expected strong sales. They bought lots of boats, particularly those in the $500,000 range and up. Then when the bottom dropped out of the market late last year, they were stuck with lots of inventory. By the middle of this summer, 2003 boats will be in production but dealers will still have plenty of '01 and '02 boats to move. For instance, my friend Peter Maryott at Oyster Harbors Marine in Osterville, Massachusetts, who sells Bertram, Cabo, Ocean, Post, Regulator, Tiara and Viking, recently told me that he has a big inventory right now and that some of these boats will go out the door at great prices.