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Old 20-01-2016, 11:04   #76
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The customer is always right

I came across this five-year-old thread today. Interesting reading!

Some posters seemed to believe that there was a seller's market in used boats. That wasn't accurate in 2011, nor is it not accurate today.

Of course, sellers and their agents were, and are, free to set whatever terms and conditions they may please. But 'cash is king' in a buyer's market, and any request from a potential purchaser for more information should be honoured if at all possible. A broker who responds to such request with "that isn't how we do things" is putting unnecessary obstacles in the way of a sale, which is surely contrary to his client's interests.

FWIW, my own experience has been that most brokers are neither particularly knowledgeable nor hardworking. There are exceptions, but generally I'd rather deal directly with principals.

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Re: Canadian-Built Bluewater Boats ? Headroom ?

I have for 10 years been a partner in a 1999 CS40. It is the best cruising boat inshore and offshore that I have sailed in more than 45 years on the water. I have sailed more than 10,000 miles offshore, in all sorts and conditions of boats, including numerous Caribbean deliveries and one transAtlantic. We have taken this boat to Bermuda, New England and under all conditions on Chesapeake Bay. Once during one autumn passage on the Chesapeake we were on a close reach in 35 knots of wind and 4 foot seas,
reefed down with a half-Genoa. She was so evenly balanced we could steer her with a single finger. She is handsdown the most dry, comfortable and seakindly boat I've ever sailed, with an elegant motion offshore that is positively beguiling. She is also fast, havng won the non-spinnaker class in the 2000 Annapolis-Bermuda race. Her one disadvantage is a shallow bilge that is a bit hard on the cabin sole. You want a Canadian boat, find a CS40.

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Old 06-05-2016, 08:18   #78
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Re: Canadian-Built Bluewater Boats ? Headroom ?

A five year old thread. I wonder if the OP bought a boat or whether the unresponsive brokers were correct .

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Re: Canadian-Built Bluewater Boats ? Headroom ?

In one post the "looker" suggested to the broker that he wanted to spend one day with the owner/seller. Why do you think the owner got a broker involved in the first place? I've sold everything from sailboats to airplanes and while I'm happy to spend "some" time with a real buyer, it sure won't be a full day and I'd have to be really convinced that the buyer was really sincere. For every buyer out there you've got 100 tire kickers trying to waste your time. Brokers are supposed to insulate you from this.

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