We're hunting for a very low cost boat (relatively speaking of course, to the extent any boat can be low cost). Our main boat is an hour's drive from home but we miss saltwater so badly I'd like to keep a cheap but serviceable sailboat on one of the coasts just for sailing fun. I happened upon Ranger 33's, nice looking, old enough to be cheap but not ancient (1970's), prices range from around $20K/high teens to one as low as $3800 asking price. While surfing I came across this YouTube sales video for a Ranger 33 in Brisbane, AUS:
Granted it's an old sales video, 2011, but that's a nice boat I thought, well kept, blah blah, has to be mid-1970's originally. I watched nearly the whole video and then he mentions the price. SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS!!! Now I know the AUS dollar is around .75 lately, and I know you all pay very high prices for boats down there, and I know that's just asking price, but YEOW!!! I had no idea it was that out of whack. No wonder so many boats get shipped from here to Australia. Yikes Waltzing Matilda, that's brutal.