Brand Spanking New
Originally Posted by osirissail
- - So I contend that all other things being equal New is best; Older, if maintained/renewed is Good; and Oldest is where the "gems" and classic beauties are found.
means you have snagging to contend with. Even if covered by warranties..........and of course some firms better able / willing to deal with "after (cheque cashed) care" than others..........and then immediate depreciation.
means you have a PO (or several?) to contend with. Some of which will be more knowledgable / able / solvent / caring than others..........perfectly possible to create a need for a major refit
within a few short years from using the power of wishful thinking
. coupled with selling
.........and you could end up paying nearly new price
for the opportunity to pay for someone else's deferred maintanence.
means you (likely?!
) have a deluded seller to deal with. Convinced that his "refurbishment" has added value and that his maintanence has always been top class (my solutions are "innovative" - yours are "bodges"
) leading to his conclusion that despite being due for a major refit
(aka slight TLC required
) and his mod cons dating from 1972 (apart from those fitted in 1983) that the vessel is rightly highly valuable in £££ terms (hell, you could buy a new Beneteau
- but it wouldn't be a proper boat
). The good news is that will hold her value well, as proven by being "offered" for sale
for over 12 months..........and will require a new owner to take out a second mortgage (and sell a kidney) to refurb
. As well as a longggggg weekend to do the work
Old (and cheap)
Bill Gates couldn't afford the refurb
. DIY? only if you plan on living to 108