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Old 29 April 2015, 11:21   #1
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SR4. Thinking of selling

I bought this RIB last year as a project and as the kids are either off to University or in the middle of A levels, it is not going to get much use.

To give you an idea of the standard, here is a list of the work carried out.
The engine has done very few hours and remains as good as new.

I would really appreciate advice from this forum regarding what it's worth or perhaps, more to the point, what I should advertise it at.


- stripped boat out completely
- removed engine and A frame
- permanently removed bow dodger and windscreen
- minor deck and hull repairs carried out
- acid cleaned and compounded deck and hull
- re-enforced new jockey console with GRP and ply and fitted hatches, handles,
instruments.
Manufactured and install new battery tray; forward console compartment.
- flowcoated new jockey console to match deck gelcoat
- manufactured and fitted new console windscreen
- built rear bench seat with GRP covered ply and original seat base; flowcoated to match
deck gelcoat
- designed and installed new electrical system
- installed nav lights, bilge pump, compass, GPS and VHF
- minor cosmetic repairs to tubes (no repair patches) carried out
- fitted wear patches and anchor fairlead to bow section plus 2 extra tube grab handles
- installed console and bench seat
- re-installed engine with brand new steering system and control cables
- re-installed A frame
- installed new jockey and bench seat upholstery
- stripped trailer and treated with anti-rust compound, sprayed with 3 coats of primer and
3 coats of hammerite. Treat under axle with underseal
- replaced both trailer mud guards, wheels, bearings, winch and lighting board
- serviced engine
- sent prop away for refurbishment and refitted.
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Old 29 April 2015, 12:24   #2
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I sold my Sr4 at the beginning of the year after a few months of trying to gets it's 'value' right.

You have a cracking boat there, like i had myself- and i won't need convincing that it will do most things normal people will want it to do.

I spent hundreds on mine and i also spent many of my own hours stripping and cleaning the deck/console etc...

It had a 2003 Tohatsu 2st 50hp on the back that was virtually brand new- i put 100hrs on it in the time i owned it and i'd be surprised if that was over double of the total.

Trouble is...they are 'old' boats and not asaesthetically pleasing to look at to anyone new coming into the boating market. There is a small market out there for them that appreciate them but you may be hanging onto it for longer than you like waiting for the right buyer.!!

I broke mine down into 3 parts

Hull
Engine
Trailer

Added what i thought they were worth individually and ended up knocking about 30% off that to secure a sale.

I'm happy with what i got for it but had to except that all the hard long hours i put into didn't increase the value.

....anyway i'm off to wipe the tears from my eyes.

FYI....from my research a few months ago 3k gets you a hell of a lot of Sr4. I think you'll be lucky if you get near that. Between 2k-3k is your price range IMO- it all depends on how quickly you want to sell it.?
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Old 29 April 2015, 12:33   #3
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gorgeous looking little boat, wow.

to the right buyer i'd think 3k max, i'd expect most SR4 buyers won't want to stump up that though so maybe a tall order to get more than 2.5k.

personally, i'd keep it and enjoy it while you can and get your moneys worth from using it.

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Old 30 April 2015, 14:20   #4
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How much would you want for it?
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Old 02 May 2015, 06:43   #5
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I'd be very interested to know too as I've been looking for a good SR4 for ages. Looks like you've done a super job!!
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Old 02 May 2015, 07:31   #6
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I'd be very interested to know too as I've been looking for a good SR4 for ages. Looks like you've done a super job!!

I think he wants more than 3.5K as that's what was spent on it.
Also just so you know it's in Leicestershire.
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Old 02 May 2015, 07:52   #7
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I have liked to covered my total outlay which is 3.5 K. Perhaps I should take the advice given here and just enjoy as and when.
Wizzbang, thanks for your interest. I fully understand your comments.
Thank you all for your replies.
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