Credit: Melissa on Instagram Photo: Joe Gorga and Family on Their Boat

It pays to have rich friends and family members! (Or so we’ve heard.) You may recall that, last July, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga showed off a photo of the family’s new boat, joking, "Daddy surprised the kids with a new toy! Although I think it's really for himself;-)"

It’s really for everyone!

Now that it's summertime (close enough, anyway), Melissa has been sharing pics of her family out on the water. Earlier this week, Lysa Simpson — Melissa's sister (and personal assistant) — shared a photo on Instagram, writing, "Dinner by boat with my man. Thanks @joeygorga @melissagorga for buying a boat. We are getting your money's worth. Hehe."

Melissa re-tweeted her note, replying, "Welcome:-)"

If only we could all take turns getting the Gorgas’ money’s worth! Sigh. The only thing better than owning a boat is having someone else own it — and be responsible for all the upkeep.

But the Gorgas are enjoying the “toy” themselves, and Melissa recently shared the cute photo shown above of Joe and the kids, gushing, “#HappyFathersDay to a man that constantly goes above & beyond for his children. You are the best Daddy out there @joeygorga.” Aww!

We may see a new side to Melissa this season on RHONJ, since she and Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga’s sister, are no longer feuding. It’s not like Melissa will get along with everyone, but since the Giudices are dealing with enough problems, family is being put before feuds.

Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiere on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.

Sources: Melissa on Twitter, Instagram