Originally Posted by DiverChick71
Have you been given reason to believe there is no room to negotiate? It's still a "buyer's market" and I know some people are just wanting to get rid of their boats. It's costing them money
month to store it, maintain, etc. Think about an offer that would let you add what you need.
What she said. The worst thing that can happen is that you tick them off, and have to keep looking. When buying
a boat, if you haven't ticked a few brokers/owners off, you haven't been shopping
hard. The single most important rule
of boat shopping
: Never, ever, NEVER fall in love with a deal.
Some of your items you will end up doing on most any boat you buy, that's been in brokerage for a couple of years. Yes, you will spend $23K, and still have a $100K boat - but you aren't planning on putting $23K into it and selling it, are you? ANY boat of this size will take $20K to get it ready to go cruising.