Originally Posted by maltaspearo
now he wants to get rid of it and is asking for 2 thirds of the retail price. like i said the boat looks like its in emaculte condition. it brand new if you dont take into acound it has been built 8 years ago.
So absolute worst case you would have to put new tubes on it sooner than a new boat (but very unlikely to be straight away). Effectively if you did that today you would get back to a brand new boat again.
1/3 off probably initially sounds attractive - but Humber are currently offering 30% off factory stock - so if you were in England you could snap up a genuinely new one for a third off.
Is there an engine on it? If it is new - it is presumably out of warranty? but won't even have been run in
. Engines have moved on a bit in 8 years - and I would think an 8 yr old untouched engine is worth a good bit less that 2/3rds its orginal value - unless there is someone who is desparate for an old technology one.
Eight years ago Humbers were much cheaper than they are now so two thirds of the old price may well be a good deal.
not sure how the USD<=>GBP exchange rate will have affected the price in that period. If the boat price stayed the same then in theory it should be 20% cheaper in USD today than it would have been in 1999.
Finally - I think it is wrong to think of this as a brand new boat. As soon as you use it it will be an 8 year old boat that has been used very little and is in great nick - you will never be able to resell it with the "brand new" claim. In contrast if you bought a brand new humber and sold it after 1 season then it would be worth significantly more than a 9 year old boat with only 1 seasons use...