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Hey everyone...

I am looking at a Newport 30 on Craigslist. It's being sold from a broker, and the pics look great. With a great price, and the good pics, I was concerned with it (1974 for $11,000) as the old saying goes "if it looks to good to be true...".

Any real good advice on what to look for?


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Actually, the price looks high to me. Have you checked out Yachtworld to see what other Newports and similar 30 footers that are 40 years old are selling for?

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I agree. You should be able to find a better 30 footer for less...
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Re: Newport 30 on Craigslist

I agree, too - it seems a bit high. Unless the boat is in perfect condition, recently refinished woodwork throughout, rebuilt engine components, etc., that's too high.

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Re: Newport 30 on Craigslist

Second, or third the motion...That's what I paid for my 78 several years ago...one thing to consider, is it a salt water or fresh water boat. If you are looking at a salt water boat, there are lots of little things to look at that are different than a boat that has never been in the salt water environment.
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Update,

I went with yall's advice and did not go for her. I instead got a 28ft Spirit for considerably less, and she is in mint (as good as a 30 year old can be) condition. I am very happy with the purchase.

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