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post #32 of Old 03-16-2010
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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.
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