Hi everyone. I have a 1975 Pearson 30 and I'm thinking about putting her up for sale and upgrading. I've been looking at other P30s on yachtworld and other sites and the prices seem to be all over the place on them.
I know that a boat is worth whatever someone is willing to pay (as are most things) but I want to have a reasonable ask.
In 2015 I did A LOT of major work on the boat including but not only:
-new standing rigging
-new sails (North Sails)
-bottom completely redone
-serviced lectra san
-replaced hot water heater
-New Garmin wind/depth/speed package
-new Raymarine Autohelm ST4000
-new PSS shaft seal
-rebedded windows and 99% of deck hardware (those handrails will have to wait
-removed and sent martec prop for servicing
-new harken integral hydraulic backstay
-Xantec battery monitor installed
-other small maintenance items
When I bought the boat she already had several upgrades done including a conversion to wheel steering, replacing the old Atomic 4 with a Universal M25 XP, electric head installed with lectra san, pressurized water system added, oak compression post replaced with a metal one and many other items.
She sails great and is FAST! A PO raced her regularly and did several rig upgrades to her.
Here's the rub - The paint over the waterline is way overdue, the stainless has rust stains on it and the canvas is looking ragged. I wouldn't hesitate to run this boat anywhere along the coast. She sails great is very comfortable down below for a boat this size but she needs to be prettied up. That was the plan for next year. This year was all about the systems and making sure she was solid. Next year was going to be cosmetic. Before I put the time and money in to the paint and stuff though I was wondering if it's even worth it since I'm planning to sale her. I had a broker tell me that more people pay attention to cosmetics than systems when buying a boat and recommended I go ahead and do it. I've never been that way. I'd rather have a well maintained, solid, ugly boat than a pretty boat that is unreliable. So, I thought I'd poll you guys and see what you think.