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WHile I often caution that the best buy in a boat is to pay a premium for a mint example, we know that sometimes the upfront costs of a nice boat can break the bank, and a fixer-upper can be the only way into the game (i.e. the cheapest way onto the financial treadmill of boat ownership).

For anyone in the northeast looking for a fixer-upper, check the donation lists at URI
and MMA Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Boat Sales.
These boats typically sell for less than half the asking prices, later this spring each institution will run a "sale" weekend where they post the discounted asking prices.

There are some samples of boats often mentioned on Sailnet be found: Alberg 30, tartan 34, Tartan 30, a C&C Custom 41 ketch (I wonder what that is), even a Bristol 34 with a hard dodger. Who knows, maybe there is a good buy somewhere... several regards...

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i went to uri to check out the boats when i was looking last year. most of the boats need quite a bit of work. my assumption is people donate these boats due to the fact they needed so much work and couldn't sell them outright.

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URI has been advertising in this area for some time, for boat owners to donate their unwanted boats and obtain a charitable tax deduction. These boats are mostly junk, with perhaps a worthwhile fixer-upper becoming available on occasion.

I think the good ones are grabbed by people with inside connections, before the public even gets a chance to see them.

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Given that the listing at MMA says list subject to change, I think you're probably right.


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Schools are required to keep the boats for 2 years before they sell them. Those 2 years can often be hard on a boat. I bought my boat from my alma mater through their donation program. It did need work, but was all that they advertised it to be. I don't think the schools accept boats that are so poorly off that they would constitute a potential disposal risk to them. You may get a pretty good boat if you look carefully. I know I did!
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