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Old 06-10-2012, 20:18   #16
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Re: The market on sailboats

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That's a good idea.

I'm told they're designed to be disposable (like dreams).

...when it's done, just pick up the phone and order another.
Exactly
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:30   #17
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You forgot the amputee charter captain!

On a Hunter!

Would that count as a double circumcision
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:58   #18
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My dreams change alot, I'm going with the original idea and chartering a hunter.
Mate, take up gardening. You haven't got the brains to be a sailor.
Check prices on chartering a Hunter 45...Numpty!
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Old 06-10-2012, 21:04   #19
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Re: The market on sailboats

maybe you should think about building you own once you leave school,some words of wisdom from kevin

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Re: The market on sailboats

In all serious chucklet I think the market is as low as it's going to get. I pretty much trails the housing market by a year and flow with unemployment rate which is 7.8 I think. Housing has climbed 20% the last year in my area and most of the inventory gone. So I would imagine the low boat prices with only continue to next spring when people start spending on toys again. Thanx for taking fun dished out to you...
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Re: The market on sailboats

Chuckles

Why not go big time? I have a woman neighbor who singlehands a 54 footer. And she is a tiny gal. When you grow up you'll bebigger then she is. A45 foot hunter? Hell go for a 70 footer. Lots of space, big tanks, and your sponsor ith the bottomless pockets will just hand you another mill.

Maybe you should start a thread. What 70 to 80 footers would CF recommend for a double, solo, unassisted, RTW?

You would get some great answers
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:49   #22
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Re: The market on sailboats

Back to the original question. I have just bought my first boat so I have been watching prices for only about a year and they do seem to have softened in that time.

However, it depends on where you are looking.

I didn't research the US market but the pattern was pretty clear elsewhere. In northern Europe and Australia they are high, up to 50% more for the same model/year than in Asia or southern Europe.

I don't know why anyone would buy a boat in the UK when you can get some real bargains in Greece or Spain at the moment and sail it back.
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Re: The market on sailboats

Silly boy! Don't let the forum name confuse you - this one is for internet experts who might have/had a boat.
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