Sport-fishing boats will be lighter, faster and more expensive in years to come. Vendors supplying raw materials and equipment to builders will need to have more skin in the game if they want to continue selling their products to those in the boatbuilding industry. People who buy sport-fishing boats are spending discretionary money on objects they don’t really need. Simply put, they buy boats to enjoy, and don’t want headaches. In the future, vendors will have to design and produce more reliable equipment that is fully tested before offering it to boatbuilders to include in their customers’ boats.