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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

AS sure as there are people who never drive a car over 45mph buying Ultimate Driving Machines, there will always be people who buy new boats.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

I think its a matter of tax brackets. Some people have a lot of money and don't like hand me downs. So to check out sailing why not, make a few phone calls and transfer some money around and buy that new boat to see if sailing is cool.

Unfortunately for me $150k would not buy a new boat I would be interested in.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

All you have to do is watch all of the yachts coming out of Trinity Marine, near where I live, to realize there are a lot of people with a lot of money, who insist on new. They are back-ordered several years, in fact.

One of my friends was the co-captain on a billionaires yacht. To say money was no object was an understatement. Costs just didn't enter the equation, on anything (he spend $30,000 once to have a non-essential part delivered quickly). I'm sure he would say, "Well if a ten million dollar yacht is all you can afford, you should just buy it and be satisfied with it."

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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

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They are back-ordered several years, in fact.

.... To say money was no object was an understatement. Costs just didn't enter the equation, .
So think of all the employment those rich people are providing.
From the design and build phase, to cruising, chartering, crews, technicians rpovisioning, even taht freight forwarding company, polish and wax makers etc etc etc.

They are doing well spreading the money around.

If we didnt have rich people we would all be poorer for it.


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All you have to do is watch all of the yachts coming out of Trinity Marine, near where I live.
You must be in Nawlins?
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

Yup, a whole different world for those that fly Netjets to their boat.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

As a traditionalist.. there are very few new boats that I would even look at. I find most of them quite ugly (the new morgans are very pretty though) and I still prefer a deep full keel.. something that is very much out of style at the moment.

If I had the money, make no bones, I would be having something custom built. Until that Mythical day, I will keep buying 30, 40, or 50 year old boats, cleaning them up, and enjoying them as "mine"
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You must be in Nawlins?
No, near the facility in Gulfport.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

Lets see, bought a 22K boat, then proceeded to put some 60K into it with sails, interior etc.....so about 85K. Could have bought a new version for just over 100K, and not spent all the time fixing it over 3 yrs, could have been sailing. Granted I did a pretty major redo vs some of you, but none the less.......

As far as new cars go. Just remember, if you buy a 3 yr old car, you have no warrenty to go with said car either. From a business standpoint, it is cheaper to buy a new car especailly a truck vs used. After some time, it costs more to maintain and fix a rig, than it cost to buy new. Hence why I have always bought new trucks for biz. For personal use, might make more sense to buy a used car. but have never penciled it out.

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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

I'm having dej vu.
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