I don't know if it has anything to do with the oil spill or more to do with the current
finacial uncertanty but cat prices are being dropped by quite a few vendors particularly ex charter
You can say what you like about resale vales but the prices reported on soldboat.com show the only boats selling are the heavily discounted ones.
You can hold onto your boat for as long as you can afford to and ask as much as you like.
But if others owners are prepared to sell at a lower price
then that's what the market price
is, regardless of whether it's "never been chartered" or has all the fruit (gear) on board.
I really hope they fix this oil leak
soon, I feel for those of you caught up in this mess.