Join Date: Jun 2016
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What did I do wrong?
I thought I'd be sailing on my new Beneteau 381 this weekend w/ friends - instead the deal totally fell through & the way I found out was by seeing on the website the "sale pending" was off & it was back on the market.
I'm not quite sure what even happened? I offered 10% less than asking and they countered @ 5%. OK, NBD, it looked in good shape. I got a surveyor to check it out & for some reason we were late to the haul out so we were stuck for hours at the boatyard. He was only there for a portion of the sea trial, where we did a few tacks with the moldy jib. Wasn't sure why we didn't pull the main out until we dropped the surveyor off. I could not get the main out of the furling main system. The broker did, after a struggle, and pulled out a ripped 15 year old main.
The surveyor value came in at a few thousand less than my original offer & I was told they would fix the refrigeration, toilet, and the furling system & patch up the main. I started pricing things out, since everything is still original on the boat & there were no upgrades I had to replace the rusty, coated lifelines immediately & found out 15 years for a furling main is above and beyond the lifespan. I called around and got some estimates for what I knew I needed to replace that the sellers were unwilling to (lifelines & main, I was just going to clean the moldy jib).
With my info, I gave them my offer of going back to my original price ($3k over the survey value), they would take care of the fridge, toilet & furling & I would deal w/ the rest. That's when I got no answer & it went back on the market.
I checked what this year & model of boat are selling/asking for, around $85k. The surveyor value was $95k & my offer was $98k.
So I guess my question is, what the hell happened??