Selling a boat? Make an effort.

taz

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I have spent many an hour searching brokerages online for a boat that takes my fancy and ticks as many boxes as possible. I have come to the conclusion that there are only two types of seller, those that genuinely want to sell and those that don`t give a toss and seem to be going through the motion without intent.

Presentation is everything as first impressions do count and can make or break a deal.

This link is the perfect example and the boat has blown me away...maybe, just maybe the one for me.

http://www.boatshed.com/gibsea_92-boat-120722.html
 

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Is this a bit of extra exposure for the sale of your boat?

If not I think you are mad flagging it up :eek: That is a very nice boat in great conditon, it has obviously been well looked after - I would be very interested if I was looking and this size of yacht is very popular ;)

I would be deleting this thread and keeping it to myself :rolleyes:

I kept mine quiet for 4 weeks whilst the survey was being done and I was so glad I did, others have since said they would have bought it on the spot without a survey. Luckily it wasn't very well advertised in the first place.
 
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Is this a bit of extra exposure for the sale of your boat?

If not I think you are mad flagging it up :eek: That is a very nice boat in great conditon, it has obviously been well looked after - I would be very interested if I was looking and this size of yacht is very popular ;)

I would be deleting this thread and keeping it to myself :rolleyes:

No it`s not extra exposure.......I don`t own a boat and never have(so far) :D

It`s not yours, is it?;)
 
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Will add though that I am a true culprit of the crime. With one boat I owned, I had moved away from the area and over time grew to loath visiting it as I became unable to maintain it, let alone present it well. I'd already accepted it was a "cutting my losses" exercise, but the depressing sight of it, made any work all the harder. I hope never to get into this situation again, and empathise with those that do.

However, on the other hand I don't rule out such boats, and indeed the one I have recently acquired was believed to be by others as in such a situation. Certainly not presented well, but potential...
 

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Presentation is everything to most of course - it tells a lot about the person that owns it, and how well it has been used and maintained. Edit oops just read your post MrJemm oh well better get the cloth out then mate! Having said that it only serves to drop the price in some instances.

MrJemm shame on you for implying in a round about way that the OP's choice of boat is not as beautiful as a Folksong - well you have now I have put that suggestion into peoples heads :D

and that self steering will keep me alive it's the only thing that knows how to sail the boat lol :rolleyes:
 
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The last boat I owned about 10years ago was not particularly spruced up to sell as I lived along way away and once I had decided to sell I develpoed this adversion to visiting the boat.The new owner was ripping the insides out beore the ink was dry on the cheque,a bit sad...lucky I hadnt bothed to titivate.I personally dont mind a mess as long as I can see that the essentials are in order.What worries me is my pending viewing of yachts various and the little fibs I will be told about the motors something I know liitle about and is difficult to assess.
 

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I will say though, I found the brokers a bit more honest than many private sellers. I guess that was the "rose-tinted glasses" effect. Particularly with photos. I think owners often used pics they'd taken when in love with said boat and went on about gizmos, etc. Whereas the boats I went for were more MAB than AWB, so the brokers couldn't always hide their true feelings/opinion.

Another thing that I did notice though, was that those on the S Coast were typically in a worse state, with the ones I saw in Scotland were the best- all of them, including the one I went for. I mentioned this, and was told it's likely due to the weather, the sailing/yard ratio is much more yard oriented up there.
 

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Unless that boat has something serious wrong like the big O I would jump at that price. Looks well looked after and well equipped. I looked at a couple of these when I was in the market 2 years ago and apart from droopy headlining which they all had I liked them a lot.
 

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Nice looking boat at a very attractive price - however check out the final photo. Can't quite work out where the wind is coming from but it look like every chance of a Gybe and associated headache for the gentleman standing up!

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