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Re: How to sell a 32 foot Downeast sailboat
I made a 12% loss on my DE 38 over 5 years, buying at the height and selling at the low. Probably could have got more money but I wanted a quick sale, priced below any boat on yachtworld that looked similar in quality and sold in two weeks with a tear in my eye. I'd worked continuously on the boat and feel it was in similar condition when I sold it to when I bought it.
Hopefully the loss was made up by a discount on my next boat but I may never know that as we have no plans to sell..
Don't undersell yourself, if you've been maintaining the boat which it sounds like you have then the hull is likely solid (even bullet proof) and it might have similar worth to when you bought it.
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