G'day, Mate. I have been in New Zealand for well over a decade now. Prices of boats are actually declining. Remember, we only have roughly 4.5 million people down here and despite the fact a very high percentage of those people like to sail, we lack the financing
for people to own boats. Folks in New Zealand have much higher mortgage debt (the prices of homes are at least 4 times higher than in the U.S.). Ad in the fact, that like most western countries, people are aging and wishing to sell off their boats.
So, my input, sail down to New Zealand if you want to enjoy our wonderful crusing grounds and lifestyle. Don't come here just to sell a boat. Do some research
, view Trademe.co.nz as suggested above to back up my my view. Just remember, you may see what you think are high prices there, but the boats are not selling.
All the best with your eventual plan. If you want a nice, liveaboard
, center cockpit
yachtthat has been well maintained, send me a private message. I can point you in the right direction ;-) Cheers.