Originally Posted by timw
Just a word of caution. The Osprey range although reasonable craft tend to suffer from quite high depreciation. One of the reasons for this are that they have a reputation of being home built kits.
Of course they may be finished to the very highest quality, but you will find many buyers shy away from these boats for that very reason.
The buying public may be misguided then as I have never heard of consoles/seats falling off any home made boats as opposed to some "professionally" finished boats.
As a casual independent observer I don't think I have noticed a problem with depreciation on Ospreys (indeed some Osprey owners claim very good resale values). Resale prices on Ribeyes are good - which is a little surprising given the relatively high numbers in circulation.