Originally Posted by ctl411
The market for sailboats in the USA has never been great. The buy new throw it out mentality has kept the market full. With the age of sailors getting older more boats come to market. There is always a little "spring" bump that will end soon. Look around Craig's list, eBay and Yacht world no shortage of boats.
Excellent point. Part of the psychology seems to be a willingness to pay a lot to purchase
or outfit a boat, but a lack of enthusiasm in maintaining a boat.
I guess when you're purchasing
a boat, you're buying
a dream, but when you own a boat, it's more of an ongoing reality. There are lots of boats at marinas
that don't even get too many visits.