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Can anyone tell me the best resources to find used sailboats. I'm in Florida. Thx
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Thank you. I look there often but it seems like a lot af the listings have already sold and have not been taken down. Any other suggestions
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Re: what are the best resources to find used sailboats

The main ones I'm aware of that are updated most frequent are:

Sailboatlistings.com
Craigslist
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Yacht World

Or you can walk the local marinas and yards to see if there is something not listed online.

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Thank you very much. I'll give those a try.
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Re: what are the best resources to find used sailboats

Around here the only ones worth visiting are Craigslist (pretty much the only option for boats under $20k) and Yacht World (for $20k and up).

Yacht World only represents brokers, and most take a significant cut on boats under $20k, so few people sell less expensive boats through them.

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Re: what are the best resources to find used sailboats

You're right, many of the SailboatListings are old. However, if you look carefully, you'll see the date posted. Simply sort by the date posted and you'll be able to knock out the stuff that isn't likely to still be for sale. When I was looking, I basically assumed that anything over 2 years old was likely to just be an old ad. If it was a REALLY sweet deal, I still contacted the seller (because you never know...) but it invariably worked out that the boat was sold. Rhapsody hit the big sites that I know of.

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Re: what are the best resources to find used sailboats

While mostly powerboats, there's a fair number of sailboats listed on boattraderonline.com.

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Re: what are the best resources to find used sailboats

Also be sure to check out the class association web sites for the boats that interest you - there you will find VALUABLE info on what to watch out for . .
If you want to actually do some sailing in the next half decade or so, do not buy a "project" boat.
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Where in FL are you?

I'd also goto local yards and marinas, I see a lot of stuff posted with signs up that you won't see listed anywhere.
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