Thread: Newer vs. Older
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:17 AM   #45
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I think the projected # of years of ownership must come into the calculation - there can be substantial transaction costs on the higher value vessel. The contemplated boats in this thread are almost certainly going to be sold by a broker - that's 10%. And in WA state we have an (almost) 10% sales tax. Added to the depreciation of a new/newer boat, that's some significant money that will mean more to some people than others.

But if you are new to boating and buy the "wrong" boat for your use...that's going to be particularly painful.
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