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Old 08-07-2016, 08:12   #16
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

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Mine is not for sale at ANY price.

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So, would you take $1M for her? $10M? $100M?

Sorry, but EVERYONE has a price.
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My sentiments exactly. I don't get emotionally attached to "stuff".
Well...it is a cat after all.
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Now the old F250 with the 7.3 diesel, got offers at least every 2-3 months even though toward the end the body was all rusted out. Sold her for more than we paid for her.


Those 7.3's are gold.

I Had a 2002 F350 Lariat 7.3. Sold it in 2007 for 18k at 85,000 miles. Years later they were still selling for that.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:06   #19
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

I am sure someone might come by and offer a ridiculously high price for my boat. But the price I paid for it is only a small part of the equation. I am on my second big(ish) cruiser and I am putting an enormous number of hours and dollars in to her to get her to an acceptable level (safety, ease of operation, understanding how everything works, repairs and refits, enhancements, etc etc).

If I take money for this boat and I wanted to still have a boat, I won't find another boat that will suit my needs and expectations as is except by luck greater than I can imagine and probably more money than I could get for my boat now.

I will sell at some point though as situations change and I want a different boat or stop cruising or whatever. Then I might regret not taking the ridiculous offer before but I doubt it. You make your decisions and go on with your life.
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

ha ha ha ha ha rich!!!
what a day you had.
i agree 100k is a lil short for your home with its upgrades. awesome boat, btw--have fun with your work and hurry back here....the sunsets miss you guys
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:36   #21
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

I've had my boat at a mini storage lot in Tennessee before for a few years that had a small lot for vehicles. A few times, the manager came up to me while working on the boat to say someone stopped by asking if it was for sale. He knew I wasn't selling but figured he'd pass on the message anyway. Then there was another guy who had a few vehicles in the lot (apparently because he had no room at his place) who was more persistent, but never heard of any price offers from any who asked. I have no intention of selling my boat in the foreseeable future.

Funny enough, I've had a couple offers for my truck too. But need that to tow the boat.
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

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I am sure someone might come by and offer a ridiculously high price for my boat. But the price I paid for it is only a small part of the equation. I am on my second big(ish) cruiser and I am putting an enormous number of hours and dollars in to her to get her to an acceptable level (safety, ease of operation, understanding how everything works, repairs and refits, enhancements, etc etc).

If I take money for this boat and I wanted to still have a boat, I won't find another boat that will suit my needs and expectations as is except by luck greater than I can imagine and probably more money than I could get for my boat now.

I will sell at some point though as situations change and I want a different boat or stop cruising or whatever. Then I might regret not taking the ridiculous offer before but I doubt it. You make your decisions and go on with your life.
This is my situation and attitude. It would be very hard to recoup what I have spent dialing in my boat. And the work I have done is significant. I would be shocked if someone offered me an amount that would make me sell her. I didn't do it all for recompense. I did it to have an awesome boat that I could be proud of. If I sold her, it would be because I was getting out of sailing.
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Everything is for sale at a price. Especially material things.
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This is my situation and attitude. It would be very hard to recoup what I have spent dialing in my boat. And the work I have done is significant. I would be shocked if someone offered me an amount that would make me sell her. I didn't do it all for recompense. I did it to have an awesome boat that I could be proud of. If I sold her, it would be because I was getting out of sailing.
I think you are missing the point.

Of course, if someone offers market value on a boat that the owner is happy with and it's not for sale, the owner probably won't sell.

On the other hand, if a buyer offers more than market value, the higher they go, the more likely the owner is to sell. This can happen for a variety of reasons as the market is imperfect. Maybe it's a rich guy who had that boat back when he was poor and wants it for sentimental reasons and paying a 50% premium is worth it to him to get that boat.
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

Or, you are falling into a closing trap where the potential buyer is going to contract you into a post-survey fix it or loose it or escrow trap of some sort.
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If I take money for this boat and I wanted to still have a boat, I won't find another boat that will suit my needs and expectations as is except by luck greater than I can imagine and probably more money than I could get for my boat now.
Well put. Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:36   #27
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Re: It is True...are all Boats really always for Sale?

Truthfully no one should worry about getting an offer on their boat well above market, that is in the league of fairytales these days when it's tough to sell your boat below the market. That said we would not sell right now, too much time and effort into getting the boat set up like we wanted it, too much money thrown at it that we want to get the benifit of and too little time left to buy another boat and spend the time getting it set up just like we want. Right now time is more valuable to us than money.
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So, would you take $1M for her? $10M? $100M?

Sorry, but EVERYONE has a price.
I have very strong feelings about "free money" and the likely negative effects it would have on me and my family.

I stand by my statement.

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SV Third Day,

If you still have that guys contact info, here is a Hudson 50 that is for sale down our way in Guaymas, Mexico. It is presently stored on the hard. It belongs to an English couple. Have met them and toured the vessel. Nice boat.

1987 hudson Hudson force 50 venice sailboat for sale in Outside United States

My boat is for sale 6 out of 7 days in a week. The day it is not for sale... nothing is broken.

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Old 08-07-2016, 12:07   #30
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I have a 67' Mustang in my driveway under a tree, thought I would restore it but got involved with boats instead. I keep it covered and even though I have not moved it in 4 years I still get a call from time to time with cash offers. Crazy.


Have yet to get an offer on our 78' Catalina 30 but do get a lot of people who say nice things because it old school. Give it another few decades.................
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