Apart from one brand new boat I bought about 20 years ago every boat Ive bought seems to of been to good to be true. Each of these have sold for more than I purchased them for by a considerable amount (around 15 boats in the last 15 yrs). Im almost a boat dealer!!!
When someone is in a hurry to sell for what ever reason then bargains can be had. I recently sold one of my boats which stayed on boatsales for 7 months, at first I had a heap of silly offers which if I had of been in a hurry to sell would of probably taken. By waiting for the right buyer I gained $7000 over my first offers.
My most recent boat was only 4 months old, a zodiac 550 pro tour with a new F70 yam 4 stroke (less than 40 hrs). With a heavy duty trailer I think I got a good deal at around 10000 quid (exchange rate) where they would normally cost around 15000 here.