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06-28-2011 09:19 AM
paulk Of course we're all optimistic about what someone else would pay for our boats. Perhaps all those quotes, taken with a grain of salt, are what make the ocean so salty?
06-28-2011 08:36 AM
Originally Posted by tommays View Post
It took 1.5 years to do the work needed to make Seafever pass a survey
Nice blog, I am working on reading the entire thing, enjoying it so far.
06-25-2011 07:41 PM
centaursailor My beat up Centaur is probably saleable at a small profit, according to the surveyor. Its definitely not for sale.
Mi youngest son has dibs on it in the will anyway.
Safe sailing
06-25-2011 07:35 PM
tommays It took 1.5 years to do the work needed to make Seafever pass a survey

It did infact start out as a 500 dollar boat and when done the survey valued it at the top of the Possable Cal 29 price range and was easily insured at that value

Lotta people don't have insurance because the boat won't pass a survey and they get abandoned all the time around here
06-25-2011 02:09 PM
ToppDogg I have alot missing from my bank and no boat, does that count for anything? The culprit was a Ranger 26 from the 80's
06-25-2011 12:03 PM
Originally Posted by tommays View Post
That is a bit to much info to give out But i can assure you the < 10k boats have issues and its NOT likely they would pass and insurance survey
The poll is anonymous, so you really are not giving out any info other then what is the majority on the water.

All boats have issues... it's a boat

I doubt there would be so many less then 10K boats sitting in marinas if they were un-insureable or un-sailable. The last thing a Marina wants on their lot is a boat that nobody is going to pay the storage fees on.

For me the true value of a boat is what you could get somebody to pay you for it.... today. You can dump thousand into a boat without ever increasing it's value. I have seen a few boats out on moorings this year that are free, come sail them away... I would call that a sailboat that isn't worth the 500.00 it would cost to haul it out for a survey. Is that a fair assumption?
06-25-2011 11:04 AM
Originally Posted by Siamese View Post
Not sellin'. Don't care.
Siamese has touched upon one of the biggest variables when it comes to boat value -- how desperate is the seller? If I HAD to sell my boat within a month or two, it would be "worth" a fraction (1/2?, 1/3?) of what it would take to get be to part with her were a buyer to approach me before I had any desire to sell. Most sellers are between those two extremes -- the boat is on the market, but the seller is willing to wait several months to get a decent price. Likewise, the "worth" of such a sellers boat is somewhere between the "fire sale" price and the "how much will it take to get you to sell?" price.
06-25-2011 10:45 AM
Siamese Not sellin'. Don't care.
06-25-2011 10:35 AM
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
.... Oh- and one more.... What you've put into it!
Don't. Go. There.
06-25-2011 07:00 AM
TropicCat The one bight spot in America's economy is that sailors who are not American can buy an American boat at what will appear to be a huge discount compared to what the equivalent boat would cost in his/her home country. Here in Florida I see foreign buyers taking advantage of this all the time.

Of course there is the small matter of bringing the new boat 'home' to consider.
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