I was contributing to the thread about good and bad negotiations, and thought I'd better continue in a new thread regarding my buying
The boat I am purchasing
, a CSY
44, was listed for $99k, which I considered too high, so I came in with a low offer. Well, the broker and seller both seemed pissed off about my offer, even though it was cash and I had warned the broker that I was going low.
Time passed and I looked at about 15 more similar boats. I kept coming back to the CSY
because of its robust construction, roominess and general great overall condition. So I made another higher offer and we settled on a price
we could both live with.
Yesterday I had the survey
, mechanical survey
, sea trial and haul out
. Everything went very smoothly, with the boat running and performing perfectly. Some small items were uncovered in the survey, but they are things that I can fix.
The boat has not been hauled in 6-8 years, so I knew that it would need paint
for sure. (it was cleaned regularly during that period, so the growth was not excessive). It does have quite a few small (1/2" or smaller) blisters
. The surveyor
told me that they are shallow and have not effected the soundness of the hull
at all. I am asking for a price
reduction based on the fact that when I eventually sell the boat, the prospective buyers WILL care about the blisters
, and so it might affect the price.
Overall, the boat works great and is ready to head
out on short trips. I have about 1 1/2 years before casting off, so I should be able to bring everything up to speed and proper condition for offshore
Oh, the rigger will survey on Thursday. That's it. Wish me luck!