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Need help pricing a dinghy...

I looked in the classifieds, but there doesn't seem to be much action there.

I have a 9' inflatable Avon Redcrest dinghy that came with my boat and has been stored beneath my cockpit sole, taking up valuable space. It's too big to function as a tender on a 24' boat, so I'm looking to sell it.

It's from the mid-90's, and, from the looks of it, has seen very little use. It's in the original aqua colored canvas bag, and comes complete with two oars, a foot pump, and the yellow plastic seat. I do not have the optional outboard motor bracket.

I've seen them online priced from 100 to 750, but that was mostly in Euros.

Can I get some feedback on a good price point to list it at?
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Re: Need help pricing a dinghy...

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I know nothing about inflateable dinghies but I've sold a few things on ebay, Craigslist and the local paper. If you'll indulge me for a minute, I'll give you my perspective. The item is useless to you and you want it gone. Price it so somebody has to have it. Sounds to me like $150 item. They will be thrilled with the deal and you'll have money towards a reasobly sized dinghy and storage space back.

A couple of years ago I picked up a Walker Bay dinghy, the polypethylene kind. We love it. 75 pounds so my wife and I can easily carry it above tide. (Tides can be as high as 12 feet here) When you replace yours, consider that sort of thing too.

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Re: Need help pricing a dinghy...

Today almost all are ones with a plywood transom. A soft stern dinghy like that is less desirable. Go towards the lower end of the price range.
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Re: Need help pricing a dinghy...

I sure wouldn't sell it. You aren't going to get nearly what you would have to spend to replace it (with a cheap vinyl one) if you ever decide to do a bit of weekend cruising. Take it home and store it until you need it.
It is one of the few dinghies that can be towed reasonably safely as it weighs nothing, and even upside down it doesn't present a great deal of drag.
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PM me. I would be interested at the suggested above price.
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Re: Need help pricing a dinghy...

You should be able to sell that boat and buy a smaller inflatable. I bought one of these years ago and have nothing but good things to say about it:75 FT Baltik Boat With High Pressure Air Floor - Baltik Model BA75
It seems to be better quality than most of the boats I've seen that are priced considerably higher.
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