I asked for the latest price
list for a Lagoon
560S2 and was given the sales price
list including optional add ons. One thing I am having a hard time reconciling is with the fall of the Euro are they passing on the lower Euro cost to the US buyers or is Lagoon
and the selling brokers collecting the difference? Are they making new price sheets
every week or have they fixed the price for US buyers for the year and have taken our foreign exchange hedge contracts to cover any price movement?
By my calculations we should be seeing a greater reduction in the new sales price than what is being offered to US buyers for new. And of course a lower new price would directly impact the re-sale market. But this is not happening. Which makes me think that the French builders are doing what they can to fix the prices so as not to affect adversely the pre owned market. Market fixing in its purest form.
Perhaps they are trying to stabilize the market through price fixing in order to insulate the re-sale market from being slaughtered and reaping extra margins for the builder
and agents. I am sure there are a lot of charter
companies with a lot of money
tied up in their fleets that are concerned with a sharp drop in their floating assets. And they more than anyone would be putting a lot of pressure on the manufacturers to fix the price of new so that a their not hit with a huge loss on the aging investments.