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06-26-2012 10:33 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

I think the only thing that matters right now is will the boat sell in this market? When the market is crowded with great used boats, it is really going to be tough to get your price. The bottom feeders come out too, and make ridiculous offers on the chance you are desperate enough to go for it. I'm related to one, he brags all the time about how he bought a boat or car way below asking price, by making an offer so low that his next take it or leave it offer almost sounds good. Usually the takers are people who really really need the money, have just gotten screwed yet again.

Gary H. Lucas
06-26-2012 08:56 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

I sold my J24 and 20' powerboat on Craigslist to pay for the Cal 29 and your getting off easy so far in terms of idiot tire kickers

But fear not at some point a reasonable person bought each boat it is just a question of if you want to roll the dice on the waiting game
06-26-2012 08:29 PM
Allen-deckard Im way confused myself.
You bought the boat for 2500 it had no slip fee included
Youve had the boat for a couple of years and have had it sliped or moored for that time.
Your selling the boat want what you paid for it along with the remaining slip/mooring time left.

First boats are a money pit and i would never expect to get what i have in it back.
Oday 25 under my understanding is a trailer sailor i wouldnt be supprised if a new owner didnt even plan on keeping the boat in the same place and would see the slip as a monetary gain.

Personally if your done with the boat the economy sucks think of it this way if you dont sell while the weather is still nice and people are wishing they had a boat you might be paying for another slip fee for another year.

On a side note i pay an anual slip fee its a signed contract between myself and the marina. My boat did not sign the contract I did I could get a different boat and put it in the same spot. However I cant let someone else use the slip. No different than renting an apartment leaving it early and leting so eone else move in.
06-26-2012 08:00 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

7. Owners appoint WILLIS MARINE CENTER, INC. as exclusive agent for sale of any boat stored in our Yard at customary commission rates. No outside brokers are permitted to list boats for sale while on WILLIS MARINE CENTER premises. No “For Sale” sign shall be displayed on any vessel in the Yard, except those expressly authorized by WILLIS MARINE CENTER. Should any boat at Willis Marine Center be sold by the owner, WILLIS MARINE CENTER shall be paid 3% of the gross sale price for services rendered directly or indirectly thereto.

6. Dockage or mooring bill shall be paid in accordance with the schedule noted below. Mooring and docks are rented on a per season basis to the boat & owner listed on this contract only. No return will be made if the mooring or dock is not occupied for any reason.

7. Boat owners agree to notify the dockmaster if their slip or mooring is to be vacant overnight or longer in order that Willis Marine Center, Inc. may be able to accommodate transient customers.

And this is a friendly one
06-26-2012 07:20 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

Honestly, I'm just really angry. The guy offering 3500 SHOOK on it and told me not to sell it to anyone else. Then had the balls a couple days later to offer 2000. What a (word I'm not allowed to say). I guess i can't REALLY trust anyone, I should have known that.
06-26-2012 07:19 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

Well, if my boat exploded I could buy a new boat, sell the boat to someone else, and then transfer the slip to him. But since there's a waiting list of 70 people, I can't sell the slip itself to someone else. Besides, the guy offering me 2500 offered that with slip included.
06-26-2012 07:15 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

He was super firm at $2500. Super lame.
06-26-2012 07:03 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

Mary, maybe you should counter for $3,000. I don't know your situation, but it sounds like you could do better. Just say'n.
06-26-2012 07:02 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

So if the boat sank and burned and was hauled away, you'd still have the exclusive rights to the slip, even though the boat no longer existed?

I could see the marina having the right to buy it back ahead of anyone else, but forcing you to keep a slip without the boat? If that's what your contract still might not be legal.

"Yep. Moorage is rent ... You don't get it back. "
Not so simple. If you have a lease and end it early, often you pay only for the next month, you don't pay for the rest of the original time. And if you leave early, often you still have the right to let someone else stay in your place for the time it has been paid for.

Telling someone "if you go, WE get it back and we rent it to someone else so we get to collect rent TWICE on the same spot"...that would be illegal in many parts of the US. Either you're entitled to keep using it, or you're entitled to get something back. A contract for anything less reasonable would be ruled void and unenforceable in many states.

It may not be worth being the poster child for "correcting" your marina's contracts, but it may help to know how most of the US would read this.
06-26-2012 06:55 PM
Re: Selling my boat -am I crazy?

Slip transfers to new owner here, but cannot sell slip to someone else.
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