Originally Posted by rajsach
I found a boat on an ad that is a 2012 sailing cat that was sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean
by a prof crew when new. Engines have 150hrs on it. After the boat arrived the owner took it for one sail and decided it wasn't his thing. Its been on the hard
ever since. Broker advertises it as "like new" condition. Seems like a great price
but its been sitting up for awhile. Would you even consider it? Ofcourse I would get it surveyed but still it gives me a little anxiety since it hasn't been used for awhile. Thoughts?
Most, and I'm thinking 95+% ish of boats that are for sale
, have not been used for years. Of the other 5%, 4.8% are race
boats and the other 0.2% are boats back from RTW and to quote brokers "Proven blue water
boat" which to me is code for needs new everything..
I would not trust that "like new" statement eaither. It may look like new, but it's not. At the least the raw water
impellers need changing and stainless checked for corrosion
. rubber drys out, Lines are UV damaged, etc.
Just go into it knowing there will be repairs
needed. I highly recommend new owners replace the raw water
impellers first thing with any used boat purchase