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Certainly used to be the case that best value could be had from west coast USA-I could get an extra 10 foot of boat for my money.In 2005 I seriously looked at this and could have got a good deal transcontinental shipped to E.Coast ready for a sail back to UK.
However here in UK at moment no one has really taken on board the economic crisis and whilst boats are highly priced they are not selling. I have a friend who is looking and there are some bargains to be had if you find someone who has to sell to pay off the loan!
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When I was looking for my boat around 2000, South Africa seemed to have the best prices on performance cruisers.

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This time of year, there is a big winter discount in the Great Lakes.
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A hypothetical question for the worldly sailor: if identical boats were sold in the Mediterranean, the east and west coasts of the US, Australia and Thailand, how would you order the locations, from cheapest to the most expensive?

Let's imagine that the yacht in question is a 10 year old 40’ cruiser of a well known brand..

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Sorry, didn't really answer the question.

The problem with the question is that country of origin will come into it. A good example being Dehler. Better known in Europe than e.g Australia or America they are seemingly more expensive in Europe than elsewhere.

Thailand will distort the answer cos boats for sale there may be desperation sales and so going cheap or because there is little stock available a non despeartion sale may attract top dollar. Australia is expensive.

Med boats may be cheap if ex charter....lets presume not charter so expensive.

West coast America seemingly cheaper than East for some reason.

As Jeff, mentions some areas are more likely to have a particular type of boat for sale if as appears to be the case in South Africa the scene is more racing than cruising oriented.

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West Coast USA
East Coast USA
Mediterranean
Australia

Thailand wild card.
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West Coast USA
East Coast USA
Mediterranean
Australia

Thailand wild card.
If you're correct, TD, that might explain why so many people on the better-known Sailing forums seem to come from the West Coast of the USA and so few from Down Under...
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If you're correct, TD, that might explain why so many people on the better-known Sailing forums seem to come from the West Coast of the USA and so few from Down Under...
Does that simply mean that PNWers are useless bludgers with too much time on their hands ?
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Does that simply mean that PNWers are useless bludgers with too much time on their hands ?
HEY!!! I resemble that remark!!
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Does that simply mean that PNWers are useless bludgers with too much time on their hands ?
exxscusy moi!

I too believe I resemble that thar remark!:rolleye s:

I know dejonda resembles it, tenuki, still raining, jody, not sure about charlie, might be a work horse amungst us lazy pea brain bludgers.......now what is a bludger

no, do not answer that, I may not like the answer
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I been called a lota things but ...... a layabout? .... That hurts, Fuzzball. Not without merit, but it still hurts. Hey, we can't all be tin-arsed tall poppies such as yourself.
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I been called a lota things but ...... a layabout? .... That hurts, Fuzzball. Not without merit, but it still hurts. Hey, we can't all be tin-arsed tall poppies such as yourself.
I believe that should be POOPIES in TDW's case.
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