Helia 44 "AVALON" here...
Look, in all fairness I have been watching as I was thinking SABA
50 myself. I also have a Helia going on 2 years old... After 19 yachts, some personal, some on spec to make money
, I have been watching this devaluation factor for the past 40 years. I have a fair idea, and it is roughly 10% per year but it slows down dramatically at about the 5 year mark and the previous Post was about correct except for:
Anything that is above and beyond normal gear
, anything exceptional, you can get some additional value added. I mean big gear
in good shape, that is above and beyond. For instance my Helia 44, I believe is the most well equipped Helia in the world. Someone will pay for a little more gear than normal if it appeals to them. Mine is virtually on a "Custom Yacht" scale with extra ventilation ports
, two water
makers 12 and 240 volt, a third back up Nav, 6 marine
air units, ice maker, extra winch
mirror image to port, custom canvas
work mirror to port and sun shields, hydraulic upgrades, on and on and on blah blah blah.. like pages of extremes.
It would either sell before ANY other on the market, or fetch a little more due to the extremes of luxury on board..
The other issue is devaluation of the Aussie Dollar by 30%, this can also be a factor so you have to have more than just the 10% devaluation in mind. Someone buying AVALON
in American dollars, would be another picture for them in valuation. In my case, devaluation of the Aussie $ and my improvements I would venture a guess right now that AVALON
would be no less that at 60% replacement at 5 years old...
So add something of value for extremes of gear, and then look at country currency in relation to replacement values in France
, and you will have a better idea...
Kind regards, "AVALON"