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post #3 of Old 12-19-2002
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question about selling a boat

Some things to think about:
1. Newer brings more money regardless of construction - this is the perception of the market.
2. A name people recognize means more money.
3. Interior space is a seller. Many buyers don''t consider the performance of a boat, just how many she sleeps, head room, etc. They have to convince their wives.
4. Teak is a negative. Even though it may look good, who wants to maintain it?
5. Many sellers mistakenly feel that extra gear and improvements should help the price. The truth is, it is a lot easier to equip a newer looking boat than it is to make a well equiped worn boat look new.
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