Originally Posted by vtsailguy
Actually, I have been pretty shocked at brokers. It seems they don't want business. I have contacted about 8 on yacht world and 6 never got back to me.
Well, it's pretty clear why not. Judging from the original post, you don't seem to have a realistic idea of what $50,000 will buy, even in a buyer's market. In the original post you complain about going half blind staring at the computer for the past three months
trying to find your ideal boat. You've gotten so frustrated in the process, and perhaps desperate, that you've offered a "bounty" if anyone from this forum can accomplish the impossible.
A broker isn't going to waste time on someone who doesn't seem to be a serious buyer. Any broker who hears what you want for what you're willing to pay is going to walk the other way, because he'll assume that you're never actually going to purchase
this dream boat.
The boat you want isn't out there for the price
you want. A lot of prospective sailboat buyers are in the same boat. But you're so far off that even after having spent three months searching unsuccessfully you don't seem to be getting realistic.
Forget the endless list of ad-ons you want, which are worth $50k by themselves, and ask yourself how many boats in that size range can sleep 5 people without having to sleep someone in the saloon
. That process alone should be a good reality check.