Originally Posted by Martin Haupt
From an European point of view, when I watch the Australian yacht market on the Internet, I'm a little surprised about the high currently asking prices.
Has someone an idea, how much percent on average the actual sale
price is lower than the currently asking prices?
Yes Martin, many Australians are surprised at the high asking prices too! That's why you'll find them buying
in the Carribean
or the Med. Many of the Australian boats with high asking prices have been on the market for over 12months and the owners are not highly motivated to sell. If somebody pays their price they will buy another boat (probably overseas!), but if not no worries.
To try to help you, a 2005 Lagoon 380
in good condition will SELL for between A$200,000 to A$250,000. There are ones with higher asking prices, but not selling. Compare that with similar SELLING prices internationally, and perhaps our market still commands a premium price?
There are Seawind
1160s on the Australan secondhand market of similar age whose owners are asking over A$500,000. THEY are dreaming!