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In the financial world it's called "arbitrage". Two factors would seem to indicate that you might be able to do it in the boat market: One, supply and demand for boats will differ between geographic locations and that should lead to price differences between markets; and two, it costs a lot in time and money to move boats from one market to another. The further apart the markets are the greater the possiblity of price discontinuties existing between them. If you really want to have some fun -- look further afield in foreign markets (where the differential value of currency may work for you). Look in places where "dreams" are confronted by "reality" -- for example, Panama and New Zealand might present opportunities for distressed sales by people who decided not to go any further in pursuit of the dream of sailing around the world.

That said, it's worth remembering that it does take time and effort and there is risk involved in attempting to move a valuable asset from one place to another. Moving a boat from NZ to the US takes months and in that time market conditions can change. In addition, your lack of "insider" knowledge about the distant market where you may buy the boat might end up costing you much of the profit you'd hope to make on the transaction.

I think to make this work you'd have to have superior understanding of what a boat is worth in the market you want to sell it in, and an ability to accurately judge the costs and risks of moving the boat to that market. Without those two things, Vegas is probably a better bet for getting rich while having fun. :)
 
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