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What currency are we talking here? The average US $ price of yachtworld CS 36 T 79-81 is around 73k asking. Yours is 93K US and you need to spend 10K min depending on electronics and if there are other messes, which it sounds like, more.

If the broker says the min sale price for others is 75K is he talking CAN $? What year is he talking about and when did he sell it - like an 83 3 years ago would have been worth more. Nice guy or not he is selling and you are buying so a jaundiced view is appropriate.

If you are paying 90K Can then that is about 20% below asking which would be about right maybe, with some minor adjustment for faults, but not for electronics which you knew about. Even then it may be high.

But if you mean 90K US even as an asking price that seems high for a 1980 36' asking price not settling price.

Owners are often optimistic and will try it on. After many months on the market they may well be glad to get 2/3. But when they price more realistically at a bottom line you might still get 10% off.

The NADA value for what it is worth is way below this.
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Hoffa lives in Vancouver - who knew? so I think he's talking good old tiny Canadian bucks! And these boats regularly list around 100K CDN to start.
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Hoffa - I am looking for a very thorough surveyor in Vancouver. Were you happy with yours and if anyone has recommendations it would be appreciated.

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Maybe a peek at the one I just bought will make you feel better

...Of course mine was $90K less and fifteen feet shorter. I'm afraid y'all are way out of my league.
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Boat prices are highly subjective, very variable and depend on lots of different factors. The real question you should be asking isn't what is the boat worth... but what is the boat worth to you.

If you feel you are paying too much for the boat... don't buy it.

Likewise, if you don't love the boat, or think it is beautiful.... don't buy it.


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Hoffa - I am looking for a very thorough surveyor in Vancouver. Were you happy with yours and if anyone has recommendations it would be appreciated.

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I used Tony Repard, and I would again. He has qualifications coming out of his ying yang, he's a great guy and very good to deal with. The only caveat I would add is to be sure you are there during the survey (he requests this), and give him a hand. There's just too much to check and I pointed out a few small things (corroded connectors on the solar panels for instance, meters not working...). With two people looking at everything, you are more likely to find stuff, especially the smaller things. And by participating you also get to see the problems are that he finds. He found all the major issues of course. As it is we spent 7 hours looking over the boat and he charged me around $550.00, which I think was a very good deal.

All in all I still think it's a good deal; I just thought I was taking home the daughter but it turns out I got the mom. And she farts in bed.

It helps big time that I just had a call from the broker and electronics aside, the vendor has agreed to deal with all of the significant problems, some by throwing in parts that I'll install (holding tank) and others by having them fixed (like plastic thru-hull valves.)
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