Any of you guys or gals no of any links to boats for sale buy owner ?
I have google searched all the popular sites, I believe.
Or maybe you no of someone selling a late model sailboat in the 36' to 40' range.
Our budget is around 100k. I live in California, San Diego and will travel for the right deal.
Nothing personal against boat brokers, but I see no need for a middle Man in this price range. Happy Sailing.
You can't find what you want, but see no need for a broker...which maybe one of the reasons why you can't find what you want.
Just as you don't see many used Bentleys and Ferraris for sale by owner, same thing with 6 figure boats.
Frankly, if I am selling a $5000 boat, I'm not gonna use a broker, but if I am selling a boat with the value of a new Mercedes, I'm gonna hire a pro to market it, weed out the tire kickers, deal with prospects, credit applications, etc.
I'm not saying you won't find the perfect boat FSBO, but you do yourself a disservice by not checking out brokerages as well. You might find that a good broker can save you more than his commission, making the cost of a middleman, er, free. Ask around for a referral for a good broker, tell him what you want, what you have to spend,and a time limit. Have a letter of credit from your bank handy so he knows he's not dealing with a looky-loo, and set him loose. If he's any good you'll have your boat in less than a month.