77 Catalina 30, Whats it worth?
I went to look at a 1977 Catalina 30 I found on craigslist in my area. I currently live on a Catalina 27 and I am looking to upgrade. I just was wondering if I were to make an offer, what would be a fair price.
Heres the ad:
1977 Catalina 30 sloop rig w/inflatable dingy $15,000.00 OBO
New bottom paint 11/07, new floor in cockpit 08/08
Universal m18-14hsp diesel fresh water cooled
20 gal fuel tank-plastic
Gauges in cockpit-temp., oil, tack, amp
New Oberdorfer Sea water pump 4/01
New exhaust 2008
Rebuilt started 2008
12 volt system-3 batteries-1, Trojan SCS225909, 2 deep cycle marine batteries
Sails and rigging:
Full batten main with reef system and jiffy blocks
135% Genoa, rolling furler, extra main sail and 110% Genoa
New rigging 08/09, upper and lower shrouds and back stay
Garhaoer traveler mounted on top of cabin
2 primary barlough wenches #20
2 lewmar self tailing 2 speed mainsheet wenches
Raytheon ST4000 auto helm
Standard horizon eclipse VHF radio w/swing out speaker
Garmin GPS #2010 chart plotter
AMFM CD player w/2 speakers
Horizon, digital speed & dept gauges
4 PFD’s type 2
1 Life sling
2 fire extinguishers
1st aid kit
Stainless steel gunwale ladder
12v bilge pump
Rule manual bilge pump located in cockpit
New stainless steel sink and mirrors
Whale manual pump
new groco pump 6/08
30 gal holding tank
Origo 2 burner stove, alcohol
Built in ice box
Double stainless steel sink
Manual gusher fresh water foot pump
15 gal fresh water tank
plenty of storage
Great boat for fun and comfort! If you know of Catalina 30, you know the room!
Head room below 6’3”
Lots of interior room
Located in Gulfport FL
Call for more info and leave message 727-733-1776
No reasonable offer refused.
I thought the asking price was a little much before I even saw the boat. I asked around some of my friends around the marina who are much more knowledgable than I, which confirmed my suspicians.
The boat was in overall decent shape. The interior had some nice custom work with plate glass doors separating the head area from the V-birth (Im assuming custom, because I never found another Catalina with the same).
The interior was very bear bones otherwise with no liveaboard accomidations, no AC power except something he rigged up to plug an extension cord into the cockpit to feed a couple outlets inside (no breaker panel, inverter or switches). He said he was an electrician after he showed me that.. lol
It did have a Univeral 14HP diesel which started up fine and ran well.
Bilges were clean and the keel bolts looked brand new, even though he swore they had never been replaced. (?)
The DC electrical system only consisted of 2 deep cycle group 27s with no charger, and one starting battery (little dissapointed there).
It will be due for a bottom job soon, last done 3 and a half years ago.
The decks were solid with the exception of one approx. 2 square foot area forward from the mast where there was some delamination. (Not too worried, shouldn't be too painful of a repair given the location.) And it didnt give the impression there was alot of rot below. The decks also need paint, but it looks fair. Standing rigging looked brand new, chainplates looked dry and the bulkheads solid.
The cockpit floor was redone, which is now solid, but not done by someone not too gifted with fiberglass, a little bumpy and slanted in spots....
Given all this mentioned, I'd like to give him a fair offer, but I really don't think a fair offer is even near the $15000 neighborhood. Im thinking $9-10,000Am I wrong?
I would greatly appreciate any input.
1976 Catalina 27
St. Pete, FL