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Old 19-02-2013, 05:01   #1
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What have you dealt with when selling your boat?

What have you experienced when dealing with buyers? What kind of questions or requests have you received? How reasonable were the offers you had, or how realistic was your asking price at first (it is tempting to ask too much, I know, but not so smart if you are serious about selling )? Have you ever experienced funny or just plain weird situations?

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Old 10-03-2013, 14:28   #2
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So this man contacts me in August 2011, "your yacht is just what I am looking for."
I was in no hurry to sell being on a fixed pension etc etc.

From August to November: "A similar yacht in the far east had fallen apart".
"The hull is moulded in too many sections and glued together". I talked with
the builder and the prospective purchaser was appraised of the background
to the story and other misapprehensions were explained.

In December, a friend of the prospective buyer made a 150 mile journey to
see the yacht. He started with an attempted credit check. He then said he
expected a showroom finish, as if a car. The interview went downhill from

It then transpired he was an engineer with no marine experience who went away
no wiser.

After more than 50 emails; I told you I as retired; I suggested a reputable psychiatrist.

Boat sold and I am now the happy owner of a Ben. First 285.
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