Does this Sound Reasonable - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 10-10-2002 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Does this Sound Reasonable

My wife and I found a Beneteau O390, 1989 for $57K. I have not yet had it surveyed. It appears to be in better than average condition for the age.

Does this seem like a reasonable price?;
I would love to hear from owners of this boat about such things as maintenance, blisters and any other experiences that would be helpful if evaluating this purchase.

Thanks in advance
etagordon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 10-10-2002
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Does this Sound Reasonable

try signing into it''s free and they will give a rough (underline) estimate of your boat''s value based on condition and location.

Good luck.
ikent is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 10-10-2002 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Does this Sound Reasonable

Thanks for the advice. I have visited BUC value as well as NADA, but find such a wide range of values, I don''t know what to believe.

etagordon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 10-10-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,039
Thanks: 5
Thanked 176 Times in 143 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Does this Sound Reasonable

Prices on Oceanis 390''s tend to vary all over the place. The Oceanis 390s were not exactly robust boats. Many were in the charter trade. Used hard or used in the charter trade they could be pretty beat. There were also an extremely wide range of gear and equipment that were options on these boats. $57K sounds like a fairly cheap price for one that has had light use and has been in northern waters but may not be a great deal for one that has been ridden hard and put away wet so to speak.

If you think about the possible problems that can exist on one of these boats if it has been used hard then perhaps this is not such a great deal.
( Sails, chainplates, mast step and associated suporting structure, standing and running rigging that are beyond their useful lifespan,
an engine that is in need of rebuild or replacement,
worn out deck, galley, and head hardware,
worn out upholstery,
Out of date safety gear
electronics that are non operational, or in need of updating,
electrical and plumbing systems that need repairs, upgrades to modern standards or replacement.
Blister, hull deck joint or deck coring problems
. Rudder and rudder post problems
Keel bolt replacement (some Beneteaus have galvanized steel keel bolts which can be near the end of thier life.
And perhaps a whole range of aesthetic issues. etc)

Jeff_H is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising Long Island Sound bbyrnes Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 14 08-20-2004 08:51 AM
Why are there so few sailboats in the Pamlico sound? SailVicEC Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12 05-31-2004 02:06 AM
Western LI Sound garywayne Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 08-21-2003 02:50 PM
Long Island Sound - Ideal Draft thomsonjd Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11 11-04-2001 07:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome