I'm in the market for a cruiser 33'-36'. I'm interested in Beneteau
, however I don't know much about the sailboat market.
I realize this is a broad question, but what sort of value differences should I expect when shopping
for a used boat
? For example, I've done extensive research
and I have found a 1999 Bene 33' for $52k, and scroll down a bit and see another 33' Bene, but this one a 1990 asking price
at $79k. Where the descriptions and features seem quite comparable, where should I expect there to be something lacking in the cheaper, but newer boat?
Could there be hidden structural issues? Could the 1990 have nearly $30k of recent upgrades, and could this out value a non-upgraded 1999?
I will be living and cruising on the boat for a few years. What should I look for, what should I look out for?