Senior Moment Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Thanked 118 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: How to tell what my boat is worth (selling)
Aluminium spars add a fair bit of value to those old clippers - yours are not unique, I've seen several that were re-rigged with alloy, sometimes alloy masts and spruce booms.
I'd check all the listings I could find for comparables to get a feel for prices, decide where in the range my boat fell and then consult a broker I trusted (they ARE out there).
If their price was seriously at odds with what I figured, I'd ask why.
Just by the by, the last time I used a broker he netted me more than I was thinking of ASKING.
Another point, a bit unique to your boat and its brethren - be sure to itemize all the corrections, replacements & upgrades you've made to the known problems of those boats - iron tanks, cheap chainplates, leaky teak decks, crappy electricals etc.
Those shortcomings are well known & documented - make sure your improvements are equally so, to alleviate worry & suspicion on the prospects part.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 03-04-2014 at 11:48 AM.