Boat brokerage speak .. what does it really mean?

Nostrodamus

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There was a time when estate agents had their own descriptions for houses which meant something totally different.
Now we all know a boat brokerage would never do the same.. would they?

So what is the real meaning to some of the descriptions they give?

Such as .. A real liveaboard .. don't go ashore as she may sink

or

Sea going cockpit that will keep you safe ... There is only room for one person

Can you think of any others or have you come across some real life ones?
 

AndrewfromFal

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One owner from new = And their fortunes have waxed and waned together
One of xxxx's early designs = And he learnt a lot from this one
Delightful / charming interior = Spacious if you are a midget
Spinnaker rarely used = Because it now has a big split in it
 

jac

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Excellent family cruiser = fat tub with minimal and bottom of the range equipment.

Lovingly Maintained & upgraded by Owner = watch out - the owner is an inveterate fiddler and has bodged job after job after job

Proven Blue Water Boat = tired with lots of worn out once expensive gear that the owner is still convinced add thousands to the value of the boat.

Little Used = Knee deep in mould

Stunning finish = The owner has polished his way through so much of the hull that she is now 2 tons lighter than when first launched
 

ronsurf

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"Reluctant Sale" - we're a bit embarrassed to have this thing on our books

Be especially wary of descriptions of how great the model is ("crossed the Atlantic", "Exceptional performance", "active owners club", "seaworthy") without describing the actual boat that's for sale. Ebay is notorious for this as well.
 
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