Asked to sell your boat? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2009
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 695
Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 13
jephotog is on a distinguished road
"They are all for sale"

I was quoted that when walking the docks a while back. "They're all for sale". Can't hurt to ask but chances of getting a good price on a well loved, well maintained boat that is not listed is very slim, unless the mortgage to the home is in danger.

You might get lucky though or you might get a lot of info about the boat. The owner will vary likely know of other boats of the same model in the area. Maybe post a note letting on the boat expressing interest in purchasing a similar boat and wonder if they could answer some questions, see where that goes.
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
Oceanside CA
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 09-25-2009
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Iowa
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
defensible is on a distinguished road
Right Boat Catagory

There are a lot of people in 28's that find out that they are not maxed out on budget or the ability to single hand their boat. After awhile they will get a little 2'itis. I went from a 26 to a 28 thinking that was all I could handle and find I have little problem even at age 68. Now I've been noticing guys single handing 34 footers. You may find that boat by asking around.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 09-25-2009
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 93
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
sahara is on a distinguished road
Just remember, there's a difference between "for sale" and "on sale".

I know of several very expensive homes and one Hinckley 50 bought via unsolicited offers. I make (and receive) them all the time in business.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 09-25-2009
mstern's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 684
Thanks: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 13
mstern is on a distinguished road
When searching for my current boat, I wandered into a yard and spoke with a broker. He took me to see about five boats. We walked past one that looked pretty good to me. It was up on poppits and appeared that it hadn't been touched in a couple of years. It had no for sale sign, but I asked anyway. The broker made a call or two and found out it was a "divorce special", and the wife was happy to let it go for a great price. I wound up buying a different boat, but it never hurts to ask.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New name (I know, I know) owlmtn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 12-13-2009 07:46 PM
Rust Never Sleeps John Kretschmer Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 02-27-2003 07:00 PM
Understanding the Racing Rules, Part Three Dean Brenner Racing Articles 0 09-09-2002 08:00 PM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Seamanship Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.