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

THere are a couple of local yards that do large custom work, I know of one or two that are scheduled out 2-3 yrs, but due to something in the back ground, are very cash poor! Altho Delta and Westport yachts seem to be doing well and paying bills. I know of another local builder that is sold out for 6 months, and they build fishing boat from 14-28' from the mid 20's to just over 100K. Another building personal use tugs in the 200-300 range is also sold out for about 6 more months, producing 20 boats a month.

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

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Therein lies the problem with the insatiable greed of mega-rich people. They could have every last nickle in the world and they STILL wouldn't be satisfied. To them there's never enough, only "more".

Kind of pathetic really - certainly vulgar.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

It's all relative and I don't disagree with the idea of buying used and when you are looking at older boats they do seem like a bargain, at least on the surface. However in my case I was looking at mid 2000's(2004 to 2006) boats in the 45 foot range and I was not impressed by the value proposition. Unlike powerboats, sailboats do hold their value and make the concept of buying new not totally unreasonable. Also given that there will be a relative gap in the used market after 2006 demand will outstrip supply as the economy continues to improve. Yes you can sneer at me for buying an expensive new boat but when reviewing my used options it was a no brainer. The new boat market is still struggling and dealers are willing to move them at lower prices than they would like to. That will likely change with time but I would not poo poo new.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

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Well said, Comrade!


You really have no sense of proportion do you Mark? Black or white (or red) are the only colours you can see.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

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You really have no sense of proportion do you Mark? Black or white (or red) are the only colours you can see.
I like the "red, white and blue" colors. I don't know any 'mega-rich' people personally, but I do hear they contribute great deals of money to charities and foundations. I guess I'm a filthy capitalist pig rather than a "redistributionist". (just sayin...) {has this thread deteriorated to the point where it should be in 'Off Topic'?}
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

I know a very wealthy man. One day he said to me, "I could lie to you but I am really rich!" I thought that was funny and,,,honest. He has been a huge contributor ot the Spike Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund. He has been very generous to me. He is accountable for a lot of guys having good, steady jobs right now. As far as I am coincerned he is the salt of the earth. He started with nothing. He's my friend. One of his hobbies is helping students who need financial aid.

I just take each guy as an individual and I try not to prejudge them.
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Larry Ellison is a Philanthropist of huge proportions.
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

Ooh, ooh, ooh. I've got the answer! Because you can?
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

Nothing wrong with being rich, in fact it's great - lots more people should be. I am simply contemptuous of people who live like & spend their money like pimps & drug lords.

Your grandmother was right - breeding counts.

Now, how about we discuss "Why commission a brand new, custom designed $1,500,000 sailboat?"
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Re: Why buy a brand new $150,000 sailboat?

Sooo,

Personally, I need people to buy $150,000 boats, and more.

I really, really need them.

If they were not around, I would not be able to buy that used $30-40,000 boat in twenty years.

The life blood of a used xxxxx market is new xxx sales.
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