Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd
I agree with Tim R. about "timing".
I disagree about going through brokers.
You have clearly explained what you're looking for, and your expectations seem realistic. You have clearly demonstrated that you understand sailing vessels, what the critical items are, where and what you should be looking at.
A broker is an unnecessary expense when you have the level of knowledge that you appear to have.
The only advice I can offer you, is keep doing what you're doing. Put feelers out everywhere, look at every available resource for boat sales. Have patience, the right girl will come along.
I sympathize with your frustration.
There are lots of FSBO boats like yours at the sub 10K-20K point. At his level most are listed with brokers
I don't get why he doesn't just go look at boats that are listed for sale whether privately or with a broker? If he finds one he likes, make an offer that he is happy with and if they accept, what does he care if the seller pays a fee?
Sellers, brokers and buyers come in all flavors. Itís just the way it is.