Boat Buying: How Much to Offer (BR Podcast 64)

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What a boat will sell for has almost nothing to do with the listing price. Listen in to see what to consider when making your offer.
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Boat Buying: How Much to Offer (BR Podcast 64)

You finally find the boat you want to buy. Then comes the big question: how much to offer for it?

Ask any five people and you’ll get five different “rules of thumb.” I don’t think there is a universal answer, though: listen in to how I approach the question.

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What a boat will sell for has almost nothing to do with the listing price. Listen in to see what to consider when making your offer.

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2 Comments
  • Sarah Burnett-Wolle
    Posted at 12 January 2018 Reply

    Ask your buyers broker for a list of selling prices of similar boats that have been on Yachtworld.com. While the ASKING price of current boats is available for everyone to see, the SELLING price of previous boats is only available to brokers who pay for this service. Then take all of Carolyn’s good suggestions into consideration. Spending more on a well-founded boat is almost always better than buying a boat that needs work. Most importantly, as Carolyn noted, it is better to walk away from a deal that you are unsure about then to gamble on a boat.

  • Mark Sidmore
    Posted at 14 January 2018 Reply

    you always get the low ballers and bottom feeders first….oh, and the ones that think yacht shopping is a fun thing to do on a weekend.

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