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Old 11-07-2014, 21:44   #1
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Is this boat worth the asking price?

1977 Wright Yacht Company Allied Seawind 32 ll sailboat for sale in Florida Asking 30k. Basic systems. Is this worth 30k? I do believe it's in very good shape
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:52   #2
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

Just a quick search on Yachtworld, I found a few other Seawind 32's, from $20-35k. It seems to be in the range of the others. From the description, if all the systems are in fact new and replaced, then it could be a great deal.
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:54   #3
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

Thank you sir. What's your name a reference to by the way?
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Old 11-07-2014, 21:56   #4
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

By all means, don't take my word for anything! I do not know much about those boats. Besides, any boat is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it! Best of luck to you on your hunting.

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Old 11-07-2014, 21:58   #5
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Goddamnt I said thank you! Accept it! Baha. What's your name about???
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Old 11-07-2014, 22:02   #6
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

It depends somewhat on how long ago the systems were updated, as well as the rest of the condition. As for "ready to go," they rarely are. Even after you have owned them for awhile, they generally have something that needs doing.
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

liquidmetal, my name is David Dabney. lots of people call me dabs.

I agree with Greenhand, hard to find a truly "ready to go" boat.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:58   #8
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

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1977 Wright Yacht Company Allied Seawind 32 ll sailboat for sale in Florida Asking 30k. Basic systems. Is this worth 30k? I do believe it's in very good shape
I owned an original Seawind 30. The Mark ll is a step up and better performer. If all the systems that are listed have been replaced you have found a gem.

However, make sure you have her surveyed. They have solid hulls but balsa cored deck. Make sure you check for soft spots particularly around the chain plates and mast steps. Also, I came across one in a Florida yard that had the pox. Make sure your surveyor checks her thoroughly above and below the water line. This is easy to detect with a surveyor's hammer.

I would offer the owner 21K contingent upon survey. In this buyers market you may get lucky but expect him to counter. You should be able to get her for under 30K.

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PS Btw, the original Seawind 30 was the 1st Fiberglass sailboat to circumnavigate. That boat during its circumnavigation was hit by a pod of whales and just kept going. Thomas Gilmer knew how to design boats.
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Old 12-07-2014, 14:46   #9
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

Is it a ketch or a cutter? The cutter should probably go for a few thousand more. I like these boats. Very roomy for a 32 footer, well built. I almost bought one once.

But you won't win too many races.
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Old 12-07-2014, 14:54   #10
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

I would say yes......but I'm biased.
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Old 12-07-2014, 14:58   #11
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Allied Sea Wind 30' Gallery - Ref: 1842 - YachtWorld.com Mobile what do you think of this one? Needs a new rudder bloxk. I think there may be slight delamination on the side
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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

Even in good condition for it's age, the boat is not worth 30K.
I just went through this with my 1976 Allied Mistress 39 ketch.
The age is the killer. banks wont finance it and that leaves you with cash customers which immediately eliminates 98% of the buying market looking at that age and price range.
Also bringing the price down is the abundance of boats for sale that are much newer than 1977 for only a few dollars more and they can finance those.
You will have to have a cult following to sell a Wright/Allied because those people know the real value, not in dollars, of a Wright/Allied. So, the buyer has the upper hand, not the seller. There is such a group in groups.yahoo.com. It's an Allied group. I cant seem to pull them up right now so I cant give you the exact web address. Just look in Yahoo Groups.\
If the boat is in really good condition, they are great sailing boats and you wont be sorry.

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Re: Is this boat worth the asking price?

I do believe that the age will hurt the financing and effect insurance , but these boats DO have a CULT following and sell very well . It sounds like a good boat , the age hurts nothing but the financials . Those hulls are bullet proof ! I never worry about age as I never finance and do not insure unless someone has a gun to my head .
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Old 12-07-2014, 15:32   #14
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Tony b, what do you think is a fair price?
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