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Re: What would you buy for $100,000?
For those that are worried about resale value, boats are not a financial investment, but more of a spiritual investment. I would not buy a new boat.
For modern design I would choose a Scanmar 40, I wonderful boat built by a Swedish company around 1990, fast roomy, comfortable and easy to sail, safe and great "sea boats". Their original sale price was $130,000 more than 20 years later they go for about $100,000 (so much for production boats not holding their value)
For a traditional design of about the same size, age and price, I would get a Han Christian 38 (this is the average price through a broker without looking around or finding a good deal). A Hans Christian 34 goes for waaay less than a 38 in the same condition, but I am comparing same size boats.
There were only 20 Scanmar 40s built and they are tough to find.
Last edited by wolfenzee; 04-10-2013 at 01:15 PM.