SailNet Community - View Single Post - Why no Catalinas in the Caribbean?
View Single Post
  #32  
Old 03-16-2010
tweitz tweitz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
Posts: 462
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
tweitz is on a distinguished road
I also suspect that the market for used boats is dramatically affected by the prevalence of Beneteau in charter fleets. Chartered boats generally get harder usage and tend to command a lower price. Many of them also go on sale in the BVI or other charter locations, so moving them to locations where sailors live is a factor. I suspect there is a sharp line in the used boat market and if you go into detail, you will find used non charter boats don't go up for sale as often and command a very different price.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook