Originally Posted by Sbonder
Does the owner of a new boat
get some concession from the company for letting their boat be the display at the boat show
Sometimes it is even the other way around...
In Jan. 2019 we went to the BOOT in Dusseldorf, Germany
and visited all the +/- 40 Foot Catamarans. There was a very nice and fully equipped Open 40 owners version on display. We did not show immediate buying
interest to the guy who showed us the boat. Obviously this boat did NOT have an owner, and they were still trying to sell it. The initial asking price
was, i estimate, below 10% of the list price
. After some talk, they dropped it to 400K Euro.
We walked around the boat and it had some not so nice decalls on the hulls. The Salesperson told us: "we can remove that at no extra costs". Adding the words: 380K!!!
Talking about "Sellers market"...
Discount policy was similar at the Moorings/Sunsail desk.
In 2018 the story was completely the opposite. No discount has been offered to us at the BOOT and it seemed to be that all Yachts on Display (40 feet Cat) were already sold and waiting list was 1 year plus.
So i guess at the moment it should be possible to have some talks with displaying Companies. Unless another Irma or Maria hits.