Whether equipped or stripped depends....
- it depends on what it is equipped with -- in both directions. for example, the dishwasher on my boat wasn't worth much to me because I'm not sure I'd install one if I were outfitting the boat; however, the watermaker
and six electric
winches on the boat were much bigger & better than i would probably have put on myself.
- it depends greatly on the quality of the installation
-- a poor quality installation
is worse than not having the kit.
- it depends on the maintenance
state of repair -- in my case, the washer/dryer was ultimately dead and needed to be replaced; the a/c units are probably near end of life -- not huge value in having items that soon need to be replaced.
- it depends on how much of a discount you're getting for "stripped." unless you're doing the work yourself, the cost of installing many items can be several times the cost of the item itself. if you're doing it yourself, there's a big advantage in knowing how everything is done, but don't consider your own labor free.
Also, IMHO, there is a big benefit in having a boat that has been well used. The wrinkles have been ironed out, the weak-spots exposed and remedied. (mini-story: I love our Tayana 58. I was talking to an owner of a Tayana 48 who bought new, and complained that for years he's been fighting a problem where the tangs on the quadrant for attachment of the autopilot
rams were a weak-point. I don't know if our boat suffered that problem originally, but I'm sure that after 45,000+nm that it was resolved by the previous owner if it did arise)