Originally Posted by sck5
I have been looking at boats lately and the brokers have said there are really two different markets - People who are selling generic production boats are more often inexperienced sailors than are those selling higher end boats...snip...
I'm not sure sailing experience has a lot to do with the market. Experienced owners/sailors are always better postioned to know what they want and to recognize a deal than less experienced folks, but in todays market the vast majority buyers are not going to be able/willing to pay what they would have last year. Everybody's buying power is less now than it was last year regardless of sailing experience.