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Old 01 January 2012, 10:16   #1
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sell now or sell later

Looks like the market isnt moving much at the mo, so do i risk putting the boat up for sale and it not moving for a while orrrrrrrrrrrr wait till the appropriate weather comes back??
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Old 01 January 2012, 10:21   #2
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Answered you own question mate, I'd stick it on when the weather picks up.
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Looks like the market isnt moving much at the mo, so do i risk putting the boat up for sale and it not moving for a while orrrrrrrrrrrr wait till the appropriate weather comes back??
Given what boats are currently selling for, I'd wait for a while.
If it hasn't sold for ages, it puts people off when silly season begins.
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Looks like the market isnt moving much at the mo, so do i risk putting the boat up for sale and it not moving for a while orrrrrrrrrrrr wait till the appropriate weather comes back??
My market is/has moved all year with very positive results. For example i sold 3 Bowrider speed boats in December! I've not been stuck with a boat any longer than 7-10 days from point of marketing. I guess it depends a lot on each boat and the price but if your boat falls in a bracket of being in good order and priced reasonably you will always find a buyer out there for it.

My "market" is usually sub 15,000, Outboard powered and not limited to just Ribs. Usually anything priced between 7,000 - 12,000 will sell very well, or at least that's my experience. Perhaps if your advise more on your specifics it will help with the advice given

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Given what boats are currently selling for, I'd wait for a while.
If it hasn't sold for ages, it puts people off when silly season begins.

thats what I was worried about
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My market is/has moved all year with very positive results. For example i sold 3 Bowrider speed boats in December! I've not been stuck with a boat any longer than 7-10 days from point of marketing. I guess it depends a lot on each boat and the price but if your boat falls in a bracket of being in good order and priced reasonably you will always find a buyer out there for it.

My "market" is usually sub 15,000, Outboard powered and not limited to just Ribs. Usually anything priced between 7,000 - 12,000 will sell very well, or at least that's my experience. Perhaps if your advise more on your specifics it will help with the advice given

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Shes a Scorpion 7.5m 2000 model, outboard well/seat with twin jockeys 200 optimax with apprx 100-150 ish hours, (id have to check). New Henshaw tubes last year, new genuine Scorpion mk2 wing back front jockey seats, complete re-trim from Sanders Sails, Overall cover, ICOM VHF, Northstar 8084 plotter and c-map max WIDE chart.

Choice of trailers, yr 2000 roller coaster or 2 year old SBS Bunk trailer. (price dependant)

From what your saying she is probably out of the easy sale category, although rumour is boatshows increase 2nd hand sales. I was thinking around 21k. IMHO she is one of the best 7.5m MK1's out there and also one of the fastest with a 200hp at 44knots. I am not in a rush to sell as already have the replacement boat. All she really needs is an antifoul
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My market is/has moved all year with very positive results. For example i sold 3 Bowrider speed boats in December! I've not been stuck with a boat any longer than 7-10 days from point of marketing. I guess it depends a lot on each boat and the price but if your boat falls in a bracket of being in good order and priced reasonably you will always find a buyer out there for it.

My "market" is usually sub 15,000 Chavboats and not limited to just Ribs. Usually anything priced between 7,000 - 12,000 will sell very well, or at least that's my experience. Perhaps if your advise more on your specifics it will help with the advice given

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I fixed your post .... only kidding ... ya has to make yer money where ye can these days
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I fixed your post .... only kidding ... ya has to make yer money where ye can these days
LOL - You may well be right. That would indicate there are a lot of "Chavs" looking to buy, or they all get pointed in my direction! Either way keep them coming

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Shes a Scorpion 7.5m 2000 model, outboard well/seat with twin jockeys 200 optimax with apprx 100-150 ish hours, (id have to check). New Henshaw tubes last year, new genuine Scorpion mk2 wing back front jockey seats, complete re-trim from Sanders Sails, Overall cover, ICOM VHF, Northstar 8084 plotter and c-map max WIDE chart.

Choice of trailers, yr 2000 roller coaster or 2 year old SBS Bunk trailer. (price dependant)

From what your saying she is probably out of the easy sale category, although rumour is boatshows increase 2nd hand sales. I was thinking around 21k. IMHO she is one of the best 7.5m MK1's out there and also one of the fastest with a 200hp at 44knots. I am not in a rush to sell as already have the replacement boat. All she really needs is an antifoul
Yes she is, in which case I'd be inclined to agree that picking the moment would serve you better especially as you say your not in a position which dictates a sale.

The reason for that is the number of outright buyers looking at spending circa 20k on a used boat, particularly over 10 years old, are limited and those looking at finance to fund such a purchase have found it more difficult than ever to obtain it. Add to that when you do have a buyer they will (quite justifiably) want to complete all the steps that comes with a sale at that value to reduce their risk (survey etc).

Where as, on the other hand the "Chavboat" market of sub 10,000 very rarely has a survey carried out as buyers are more willing to complete their own checks with sea trials etc to reduce costs. That's not to say the boats are of any more or less risk, condition or quality. It means less fall-throughs or completion delays.

I choose this market. I'm not limited to it. I'd rather sell 5 boats a month at 7,500 than one at 30,000 (potentially having to take one hit at 7k instead of one at 30,000 which would seriously affect me) that's my own business choice. Like you say whatever works!

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I think thats sound advise and 100% for spring sale.... Ill go put the BIG coat on her
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