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Old 11-03-2014, 21:17   #16
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Re: One Head or Two?

I'm waiting to hear back on the price for a Oceanis 45 that is coming in with 2 cabin and 2 head configuration. Price again is my main concern. That's the one thing I'm not crazy about with Beneteau, the lack of pricing onine. Bavaria lists their base, comminsioned price and the price of all the options. Makes it much easier to see what is and isn't in your price range. I called once Bene dealer who said it's 12k to add a generator and another is quoting me 17k for the same size boat. I don't like being in the dark about pricing. If the price is too high, we may just go with the 2 cabin 1 head Oceanis 41 for now and upgrade in 4-5 years.
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Old 11-03-2014, 21:27   #17
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Price list: http://www.kiriacoulis.com/sales/Ben...management.pdf

http://www.kiriacoulis.com/sales/Ben...is41_price.pdf

http://www.kiriacoulis.com/sales/Ben...is45_price.pdf

Just know the margin is small on the base cost of the boat. The margin is huge on options and equipment. So, don't expect to negotiate much on the boat. Spend time negotiating options and equipment add-ons as they carry anywhere from 20%-50% margin.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:20   #18
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Re: One Head or Two?

Thanks Jostalli. It looks like the price difference is only about $37,000 USD. Makes me consider the 45 a little more. Still waiting to hear from the dealer to see when it's coming in.
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Old 15-03-2014, 17:46   #19
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Re: One Head or Two?

Lloyd,

Thanks. I was thinking the same thing, but my wife wants the 41 that's on hand which has one head. I explained the advantages of 2 heads. Tried to talk her into a 45' 2 cabin 2 head but she doesn't care and doesn't want to wait til mid June. At least from what the dealer told me they only depreciate 5%/year so after a year or so with the discount I'm getting I should be even.
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Get your wife some sailing lessons.. If she is always a passenger, she will end up hating it.
The 2nd head will make a great cupboard, and when the main head blocks up you will have an easy back up.
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Re: One Head or Two?

To me its sounds as though ,to a certain degree,the actual price you are willing to pay is down the list of importance.For resale I reckon unless a buyer is specifically looking for a boat with only 1 head then two is a better overall proposition.
If you have the money it's a no brainer get the two heads.
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Old 15-03-2014, 18:34   #22
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At least from what the dealer told me they only depreciate 5%/year so after a year or so with the discount I'm getting I should be even.
You may want to verify that independently. 5% per year depreciation just doesn't sound right. Most new boats will depreciate rapidly till they hit about 10 years old. After that, its more maintenance and upgrades that determine value.

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My wife couldn't live without two heads. We have a center cockpit with an aft cabin. There is a head in the aft cabin and one forward. Guests or kids stay in the V berth and have their own head. If you only want one head you can remove the head and use it for storage.
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Re: One Head or Two?

I prefer my boat with two heads... But the most important thing is to buy the boat you wife wants!

Let her make the choice and the decision.

Then your future is set!
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But the most important thing is to buy the boat you wife wants!

Let her make the choice and the decision.

Then your future is set!
Amen MarkJ! Sage advice!!
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Old 16-03-2014, 16:39   #26
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Re: One Head or Two?

Well we just signed the purchase agreement on a brand new 2013 Oceanis 41 2 cabin 1 head sailboat. Wife's choice so I'm safe We're waiting to hear from the financing company by end of the day tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed well have the boat by the 2nd week in April! I'll keep ya posted.
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Great news! Congratulations! I am sure you will enjoy her, they are very nice boats.
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Congrats! Pictures please. Where will she be based?
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Prairie chicken,

Thanks, she'll be based in New Orleans, LA.
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