Originally Posted by Sand crab
That one has been for sale
for over a year, maybe way over. $400K is a bit high I think for a 28 year old boat.
I totally agree....
the refitting of this boat is lots of "cosmetics". Little bit painting here and there. I calculate the total costs for the renovation
at round about 50-60 Thousand, by good will at max. 80,000 US dollars.
A nearby 30 year old 50 Footer one can get for less than 100,000 without rennovation.
Lets compare rationally... and take a 40 Footer monohull
of that year, e.g. a qualitatively solid boat like a HR - Hallberg-Rassy, built 1987... with a Ketch
rig in the market for round about 110,000 US dollars...
1987 Hallberg-Rassy 42 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
As the Ketch
rig can compensate the roation wing mast
by its complexity... we just need to calculate an extra amount as "plus on top" for the higher speed potentials and fun the Trimaran
Then Lucky Spirit might cost maximum 160-170,000 US dollars
, roughly. This would be a fair deal in my eyes, so I see it.
43 Foot Trimarans
actually are in the market fully eqipped for long distance sailing at maximum 120-130,000 US dollars
Some one even can get for less, e.g. the 43 Graincher Trimaran Dolphin Spirit
you can buy for 75 KUS$
... "only" 21 years old.
Racing Trimaran Single handed 43ft Grainger / Hart Marine - Price Reduced! - 1994 43 ft Single handed racing trimaran lying ... - SeaBoats
Some boat owners have lost
any realistically expectation what to get.
The boat market went down since the financial crisis in 2008 heavily... boat warfts went bankrupcy... and the sales market for used boats is overflooded.
So why paying 400KUS$ ???? To get rid of "black money" some wealthy sailors have the urgency to clean ???? Maybe... :-)