Not all that long ago, we flew over to look at a boat that was selling for $10K. Once on the boat we found so many problems and issues that no matter how much we liked the idea and design of the boat it was simply in such bad shape that there was no way we were going to take on a project from hell.
This morning I saw that the very same boat has been relisted and the current asking price is $28K. I expect the boat is still in the very same or worse condition that we found it but I could be wrong and pigs are flying in formation around it. That being the case, does one really want to buy a boat with porcine crap on the deck?
But seriously, the boat in question is an excellent example of the fact that, where used boats are concerned, a very large percentage of classic plastic is not a classic, greatly over-priced, and should come with a big ‘BUYER BEWARE!’ sign.
Sadly, someone will, more than likely, buy the boat for the overly-inflated price because he/she did not do the math. They then will spend a lot more money than the boat is worth fixing it up. I’d wouldn’t be surprised if they produced a YouTube channel to teach everyone how to buy and fix up a sailboat to go cruising and become influencers.
Well, providing they have access to a reliable source of T & A bikini content.
Anyway, the point being that there are a lot of great boats for sale for a good price but there are a lot more out there that just simply suck and are laying in wait for someone with a dream who doesn’t do their math.
Really, you don’t want to be a sucker…