So a few months ago I mentioned this and a few pooped on it. Regardless of what you see in holiday resorts, Populace money
is in a crunch.
It has affected yacht and catamaran
sales in England
and by extension, some parts
8 and 9m were commanding prices of up to 50K sterling 15 months ago........ that is now over.
The new price
is between 20K and 29K with sub 25k being the norm. Just got to ebay.co.uk and type in catamarans. Simonmd with beautiful Catalac
900 was asking 45K for his. He has put it on ebay advertising a much lower reserve, which I suspect is probably around 35-38K.......but with 3 hours to go the bidding has slowed at 26K. (I also note he has removed the installed watermaker
from the sale
.) Good luck with bidding Simon, times are hard and we all are getting smacked.
There are ANY amount of good monohulls for sale
between 4 and 10K and even those are not moving fast.
I looked on the european boat sites and I see a lot of vessels marked "sold or withdrawn". I called regarding 3 in this category and was told that they were still avaialable but the owners were firm on price
... this tells me that the majority were NOT sold for the asking price and that the owners were not desperate to sell or that they felt their price was was what they wanted. Good luck with that.
So the classic trend of cheap
vessels selling, the whole middle section of good quality boats sticking and the expensive boats selling is back with us again...except even the cheap
boats are slowing a little. One Catalac priced at 27K has been on ebay for over a year now....... oh well.
I live on a road with about 10 houses. I would say 6 households are receiving Social Security
benefits to help with living.
Times are tough.
I am really enjoying my days on the Westerly Centaur.... one of the best little boats available from anywhere priced between 6500 and 9k with 7500 being the average. A lovely 26ft coastal vessel and a great sail. Not fast but steady with a seakindly motion and oh so comfortable for one or two people. I love Westerlys.