Sure is a load of trip that we have to endure such amazing margins in price! I actually contacted the R & C factory direct in Cape Town South Africa
and requested a price to collect ex factory in Cape Town
to do a slow trip over a few years back to Aus. I was told that they do not deal direct and sent my request to the USA distributors. (all this within 8 hours of my enquiry) I then received an email
from the USA distributors copying the Aus distributors and advising me I would have to deal with Australia (Again enquiry now under 24 hours old and excellent customer service
and response time). That was 10 days ago - I am still awaiting a response from the "Australian Distributor"!!!!!
I searched the forums
and found a price list published form the 2012 Annapolis Boat show
2 weeks ago - the base price of the 39 in the USA is (Show special) US$299K (Aus 292K but call it the same for this excercise)
So then I searched Aus and found the "used demo" 39 for sale
at Aus $469K (USA $479K) and screaming "Huge Reduction" - see advert at - Used Leopard 39 for Sale | Yachts For Sale | Yachthub
So not sure what this tripe is that was responded to - easy to answer a quesiton with a 5 word statement and no clarification though.
If $469 is the "used" price - what is the "new price" and as a demo I am assuming it would be base factory fitout?
Just trying to figure out why I would have to pay all those costs to collect in Cape Town South Africa
, fit what is needed for blue water
and start cruising. May not get back to Aus for 5 - 8 years...... may decide to stay in the Carribean...but have to pay Aussie prices??? Anyway thought his would start a flurry of responses.