The problem is only Craig's List , or a marina to marina search will find your boat.
Brokers want cream puffs that are easy to show and sell and a $25,000 boat fixer upper offers almost no commission .
The fixer uppers get loads of dreamers that want the royal tour , waste hours of brokers time and usually don't buy as its not their dream boat, or they don't have a dime.
Try a WANTED advertisement in FL Mariner , and on Craig's list.
For my money the Gulftub trawler advertised on this board is about as good as it gets , and you will save the $25,000 and 2 -3 years of serious work you would spend on a "fixup".
1973 Gulfstar 36 Trawler
Super clean and lovingly maintained aft cabin flybridge trawler.*
Twin 4-236 Perkins Diesels, simple, smooth running and reliable.
Next Generation 5.5 KW Genset, rebuilt in 2006, Electrical end replaced in 2010.
Original gel coat still shines.* No hull blisters or rot.
Nibral props, new in 2006.* Shafts and struts also new in 2006.
Aluminum fuel tanks replaced in late 90's, no leaks or fouling.
All Exterior teak is in great shape with multiple coats of Cetol Gloss.
2 A/C units, new in 2007 and 2009, rear is 6,000 btu, aft is 16,000.
Garmin HD radar new in 2011.
Aluminum frame windows with no leaks or frame rot.
Teak parquet flooring throughout.
Bimini new in 2012.
Dinghy Davits and motor davit.
Large teak swim platform new in 2011.
Bright, airy interior, original formica laminate bulkeads are all gone, replaced with teak and or white fiberglass coverings.
All interior cusions are sunbrealla.
Aft cabin has offset queen berth, hanging lockers and drawers.
Fwd cabin has large v-berth and hanging/shelf locker.
L shaped sette couch in main cabin with storage under, added new in 2008.
Extensive galley update in 2005 with new fridge.* Updated custom herschoff style locker doors.* New counters and table surfaces.
Autopilot new in 2011.
Complete bonding system new in 2010.
Extensive deck core and non skid work in 2011.
Extensive spares inventory.
This is not a fixer upper, but is a very sound and seaworthy boat that has traveled over 5,000 miles on her own bottom in the last 5 years.* Upgrade to a new boat forces quick sale.
Currently lying in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, but will be in Fort Lauderdale area soon.
Call 850-591-6100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Edited by FF on Saturday 18th of February 2012 04:09:59 AM