Originally Posted by FF
Florida is Gods Waiting Room.
It is probably the WORST place to sell a boat in the USA , or the BEST to purchase a boat.
AS so many boats sit for years , perhaps a decade or more you can expect cosmetic work.
Actually well maintained boats in good condition sell extremely well and quickly in South Florida. Those not maintained as well, not in as good condition, are the ones that sit. They often sit too because their owner is asking what the quality boat was asking. Every broker I know in the area is dying for quality listings. I know this is true in both trawlers and in sports boats.
Neglected boats require work to be performed to make them marketable and most owners aren't willing to do that. I know a lady who recently sold a Luhr's that her husband was no longer medically capable of using. It had been sitting neglected and she tried to see to no avail. She engaged a management company that got everything into good working condition plus did some cosmetic improvements. The boat sold within 30 days after the completion and passed the sea trial and surveys with flying colors.
The South Florida buyer is a discerning buyer.