I prefer more descriptive terms that actually say something like;
Bone dry decks
re-bedded on 2007
Eat out of the bilge
changed every 30 hours
Tranny fluid changed every season
changed every two seasons
washed, folded and stored in climate control environment
during off months.
Awlgrip finish new in 2005, shows no scratches and is in like new condition
Prop shaft trued, prop balanced and motor
All new running rigging
PSS Shaft Seal
Re-wired with marine grade tinned wire and heat shrink crimps to ABYC E-11 standards 2006
That is how you sell a boat!!!
Knowledgeable owner? Yeah one who was a freaking SLOB and drained his oil
into the bilge
and who had knowledge that his decks had been leaking for ten+ years!!
Look for REAL language when buying a boat
and a detailed list of upgrades and maintenance. most brokers stink so badly that they never even ask an owner for a list like this.
When I list a boat my broker gets massive word document of maintenance standards and upgrades with a list of items I want on YachtWorld. If they don't get up on YachtWorld I bug him until it is all there..
My boats always sell quickly and for top price
but it's me making sure potential buyers understand the boat not the broker doing the selling....
I also make sure they have photos like these:
Yes this is a 30 year old bilge and the ORIGINAL gelcoat
that will peel:
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