Capt. K. You've hit the nail on the head " Bought for the right price,". I'm not equating cleanliness with reliability at all but if one is selling any item the best way to get top dollar is to present said item in it's best light. You're selling your car. The few $$ spent for detailing will very much contribute to a successful sale. As you say, a little elbow grease and a spot of paint would go a long way in my
eyes to make this particular vessel more appealing. Alas, in this vessels case, I think maintenance has been lacking. Simply no pride of ownership. I stand corrected. Re-read the listing and it states maintenance has been performed by certified mechanic. Still......
In my case, my ER is not the black hole of Calcutta by any means and every time I visit, a re-furb' of the ER moves a few slots up the to-do list but is usually knocked back down by more pressing issues.
Just a couple of "similar" vessels in the $95K price range with nice ER's. So neat and tidy is not impossible....
Combitrawler 43' (Sedan)
Tug boat Sana