When it comes to boating, performance is more important than any on-water activity for those who are into it. If you're itching to get your hands on something new, consider building a machine with a water toy. To top it all off, you'll be able to take a dip in the ocean whenever you're wanting a hairpin turn or a jazzed marine stereo.

Speed isn't the only consideration when it comes to boats. Everything that comes with them—the sophisticated control systems, the bells and whistles, and even your riding gear—is what sets them apart from the rest of the pack. For a race or a day of water activities, you can deck out your boat in bright decor. Or, you may make it such that it's perfect for a fishing trip or a day out with the family.

It is impossible to forget the exhilaration of your first boat ride, and everything else will be a breeze after that.