My last boat, a 1974 Grampian
30, sold for about $2000 less than I paid for her after about 8 weeks on the market after several years of hard use and no upgrades, but I did maintain all her systems and she was priced pretty well because I already had my next boat.
boat is priced at I think fair market value but is an older rare design. I had to take the ad down after 3 days because I was overwhelmed with inquiries ranging from the very clueless to veteran sailors. We're about 10 days into that process and I have 3 1/2 serious buyers I'm focusing on. If one of them doesn't end up taking her, I think I might relist her a bit higher to keep the tire kickers at bay.
I don't think, if you live somewhere with a healthy economy boats that are priced fairly should be too hard to sell- provided they are actively sailed.
The ones that have been sitting high and dry for years, particularly if they were not very well built boats to begin with I think can be very difficult to sell.
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