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Old 28-02-2007, 13:06   #1
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Do sailboats have a "BlueBook" that I can review? I need something to give me a starting point for the boats I'm interested in.
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Great! Thank you,
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It's set up mostly for the insurance trade and state registors. It has little to do with the REAL value of a boat. A (good) survey would give more to the REAL value of a boat................................._/)
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"Best Bet Blue Books: Not all marine blue books created equal," is a useful article by Chris Caswell from boats.com, discusses how lenders and the boating industry use the blue books.
For anyone using these guides to buy or sell, the best advice is to do some market research in your own area for comparable boats, understand that the price guides don't necessarily agree in values, and be prepared to negotiate a satisfactory price on your own.
Goto: http://www.boats.com/content/default_detail.jsp?contentid=2854
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Old 28-02-2007, 21:48   #6
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Speaking as someone who does this for a living, average of three comps found on sites such as Yachtworld.com will give you a base. Use NADA to adjust for additions or conditions. Use NADA figures to calculate annual depreciation as well. This will give you a general value. If you want accurate, you need to find sold comps and try to obtain the actual selling price. It is some work, but if you start with comps, or NADA to find your general price range, you can do the hard research on the boat you decide on.
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