Originally Posted by captnnero
TrueBlue, I noticed most of the current Nauticat 33's are listed overseas where the Euro/Dollar exchange rate can sometimes cause a very real "regional" effect. I don't know your particular circumstance but I'm just warning others in case they start comparing US to overseas boat pricing.
Guess I have to justify my claims captn. Of course this is all subjective and these boats are very unique with some very obsessive owners.
I was comparing my purchase only to US listed NC33s, although you are correct in that buyers from overseas frequently travel to this country to purchase these boats, taking avantage of the "lower" prices.
Four boats of my vintage are listed in Europe between 150k to 203k US$. Keep in mind that these listed boats are only 33 feet and 20 or more years old. However, we inspected a new 33 at a recent boat show that listed for a bargain "show price" of 250k (plus all those "hidden costs" like shipping, taxes, rigging, ect.), without any of the add-ons on our boat such as AP, GPS, VHF, A/C, Espar, Radar, chart plotters, etc. We've seen equipped new ones sell for over $325k.
My boat is a 1986 model with the modified fin-keel and tall rig options, is in very good condition - stored inside each winter by the previous owner and used lightly. Only 1,600 hrs on the Lehman 90hp diesel. I smile when recalling what we paid 2 years ago.
Just a brief search of US boats in similar, or worse condition results in the following:
A 1985 in Seattle for just under 200k -
Another '85 in Georgia for 105k -
I did find two in MD & FL listed for less which are the shoal draft, short rig models. These models sail like dogs and appear to have other issues. They are listed for less for this reason. I have found that the good ones go very quickly - including two which sold within a few weeks in my waters earlier this year for well over 100k.
Sorry if I digressed too much from the focus of this thread.