Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Aurora, KY
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Re: Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?
I've purchased 3 boats over the years, the first being a 22' and the last a 35'. Did not use a broker for any, but did have a survey on the 35'. Genea smaller boat does not have the systems and amenities of a larger boat, which equates into less that can have a problem. Most boat owners will be upfront about the condition if you ask the right questions. By the time you look at several, you will be able to know the ones that have been taken care of and the project boats- and the ones in between. Lastly, if you know any sailors- ask for their input. Most will share their knowledge and experience.
Don't know where you are located, but our marina manager here on Kentucky Lake was telling me about a 1980's, 30', Catalina, new engine- but does need some TLC. Asking $8000, suspect $6000 will buy.