Originally Posted by BlueMaxx
I have also learned so called "cult-boats" are very high.
True that. But they have to be kept in bristol condition to be sold at "cult prices" Otherwise it's just an overpriced has been. This is the trap many unsuspecting newbies fall into getting tired and unkempt Sabres or some such as they have (had?) a good reputation initially. But many of the sellers resting on these laurels think that they can sell a tired boat for the badge fame price
2 or 3 years ago a guy at our mooring
field refurbished an old and tired Sabre
34 which he got for relatively not cheap
and tried to sell it for much more hoping to recoup his reburb costs. Did not happen, dropped the asking price
in stages from initial $49K to low $20s and that's where it sold I believe, if not lower. He initially got it probably for $10-15K which was way too much for the condition it was in so he basically paid that much for the badge name. And invested in parts
and labor way more than what he got in return. And suprising thing the guy wasn't really a newbie but may be enamored with the Sabre
name. Although both of my marine
pro buddies think that Sabre brand name is way over valued and place them with Pearsons (or even a notch below), Catalinas, O'days and some such.