"It gives you a relative idea of the varying values between boats, i.e., $34,000 may seem like a steal for a 1982 Hunter, but NADA will show that it's average, while $34,000 for a 1982 C&C is a decent catch (given that the boats are in reasonable shape). "
my point, that I'm not making very well is that any "buyers guide" is almost worthless even as a guideline. You sell 12 Lexus 300's across the country, average the sales price and come up with a general value.
Boats are not cars.
I'm sorry to say and sad to report it just doesn't work that way due to all over the variables that exist.
Just as an example, In New England and up and down the Eastern seaboard, Freedoms are quite pricey. In the South, you can't give one away. They are almost non-existant on the west coast. In coastal Europe, They are considered to be gold plated. How does that work into your number cruncher? It doesn't... thats how. That certainly impacts the value guide. No, it skews the hell out of it. Take that and all of the variable equipment issues, hull issues, general care and use issues, I wouldn't give a plugged nickel (they're worth more in canada) for any of the guides.
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