Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
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Re: Aging on the yard
I assume we are talking a "new" boat that's been sitting outside in the yard, in the great white north, uncovered for years.
I know I maybe an outlier, but I don't like it. If the dealer treats the new inventory this way, I'm not sure I'd want to do business with them. Inevitably, with a new or used boat, when you finally commission it, even if it's fresh from the factory floor, there will be stuff wrong with it. In the case of new, I'd expect the dealer to fix that stuff at their cost. If it's been sitting, there is more wrong than if it has not IMHO. Everything deteriorates with time and lack of attention, even if it's sitting on hard.
IMHO, vet the dealer. Find out how past buyers have done with this dealer before moving forward. If the story's aren't good ones, run away. If the dealer has a great rep, go pick one and buy it.