Sold 4, bought 5, and honest, I'm done. This is the last. Promise
Wanted to confirm what's being said here. 3 of the 4 sold quickly. They were 22, 28, and 36 feet, priced well, I was upgrading so motivated, and they were kept exceptionally clean, and upgraded continuously.
Boat 4, was big, specialized, and took a couple of years to sell. Lots of varnish, lots of automation, and higher but market priced. The market gets smaller as the boat gets bigger. Also, it wasn't production, I think production boats sell easier as more people know about them.
On the buy side, so many boats you look at are trashed. Owners who are selling often have lost interest, and value deteriorates quickly without care. The cheapest part of boat ownership is buying it. Many people learn this the hard way, and end up selling. Adverts and pictures can be misleading. We believe in learning about the owner, before even taking a look if we can, and that a heavily used but well cared for boat, is a much better deal than something that's been rotting on the hard for a couple of years.