Originally Posted by Lance835
Most 2000 models we can find are asking in the $220K range. Boat US suggests $126K. I made certain the boats in question did not include captains or gold plated toilets to justify the cost. Just kidding but they only have the standard amenities. What gives and what is a fair price
for one of these cats? Are people just paying $100K more than the boat is worth?
I'm not 100% positive, but I think the heavy use of Lagoon
Catamarans in the Caribbean Charter
fleets has skewed the "blue book" value of these boats. Based on my research
, an ex-charter Lagoon 380
will sell for under 180k, while a privately owned non-charter it going to sell north of 200k.
I've found that boats in the Caribbean
or not, will generally sell for less because logistically the location is a pain in the ass.
I have a friend who has purchased two catamarans out of the Caribbean and he suggested adding 20k to the purchase
price if going that route
. Based on this advice, we ended up purchasing
a slightly more expensive boat stateside, and I'm REALLY happy we did. It's just less stressful not having to mess with flying.