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Old 03-02-2015, 02:36 PM   #21
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The problem isn't that they boat is overpriced. What is working against you is the other listings out there for similar boats being undervalued. With 5-6 boats 20-30K less than what you're asking, the market is perceived to be lower than it is. At the end of the day, the boat is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. What you have invested in it and your emotional attachment simply aren't factored in.


Keep in mind that most buyers have the "That'll buff out/clean-up just fine" mentality and shop based on price first.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:58 PM   #22
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OOOPs meant rvdennisfrakes@gmail.com - arrrgh!
My bad.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:14 AM   #23
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well, we still havent sold our boat. New price though. Cant figure out why we havent had just some phone calls. I have found a sail boat we can do some extensive traveling on so we still need to sell.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:45 AM   #24
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I like it, it is just what my wife and I are looking for. Only if I could sell our sale boat. We just moved it to a new broker. The last one did nothing after 16 months.

It should sell, priced right.

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Old 11-12-2015, 09:46 AM   #25
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Today everyone is looking for a trawler, whatever that is.


They want something with 30 HP engines and a narrow salon. Todays buyer often has never run a larger boat and plans to immediately do the loop. They often cant tell a good boat from a bad one and look only based on price.

I suggest doing your plan B. Once it is a loop veteran it may be more attractive.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:57 AM   #26
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I love the DCMYs!
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:00 AM   #27
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Thanks,

We have a 1999 105M Gemini, catamaran, with a 30hp. It's been a great boat for sailing in Florida and the Bahamas. We have sailed up and down the ICW. Great small boat. But you are right, as we get up in age and want to live aboard a trawler/MV is what most people want.

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Old 11-12-2015, 10:08 AM   #28
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I did this years ago to find correct asking price on an excellent condition 30 plus year 31' Uniflite I was selling.


After months of little to no calls at price I believed it was worth... some BSers would call:


I rewrote my ad in CL and began to fairly often alter the price... obviously downward, until "real" calls with real purchasing interest began to arrive. Once I'd established the market's price level I then became serious to sell at that price and eventually did sell it; although at less than I'd hoped for.


I didn't use brokers and do not know if this manner of "price testing" either interests you (it does take some effort) or conflicts with your broker contract.


Good Luck!


Unfortunately for boat sellers the buyers have the power... because there are soooo many used boats available.
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