Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?
Look south. Boats on the lake cost a lot more. I went through this three years ago and ended up buying in NJ and sailing it up to the lake. I'm sure I spent 1/3 what I would have for a comparable boat already in the lake.
In fact, I bet one could make a profitable and fun side business buying boats on LI, CT, NJ and selling them on lake champlain.
Try calling Gaines Marina up in Rouses Point. I winter my boat there and there's a number of boats similar to the two you're looking at with for sale signs on em....