Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?
Sounds like you are on to something. if you really like the boat you saw, for now, look past the pricing, the older equipment and concentrate on the basic structure. New equipment and options like AC can always be added.
If the boat meets all your size and condition requirements then it's only a matter of price. If you've got a bead on what these boats are worth make the owner an offer. If you believe the boat is overpriced don't be afraid of insulting the guy with a realistic offer. Of course give yourself some room to move up. While it is his boat, it is your money.
It is unlikely that the perect boat will show up. Every boat you look at is going to have some warts. Whether they be the condition, the equipment or a price in outer space. If this boat gives you the warm fuzzies give the owner a try. You never know!!!