The Price Guide from Hagerty marine insurance has been around for a while, but as spring is just a couple weather reports away, you might be finding yourself hunting around for a cool boat all over the place. You are also finding that pricing is all over the place. Well, the Hagerty Price Guide is a good place to start.
Oh sure, there are the insane restored ones out there that defy pricing, and then there is the “Alex Watson 25 Sportsman issue” But other than that, its darn good reading. Remember though it’s a guide, a use full guide to restore, buy or sell with. Restore you say? Yup.. So you find a old sea skiff in a old guys garage, he sells it to ya for a bargain of $2,500… You drop $40K in it, and when you want to sell it, its $25K. thats about the time you wish you had spent the $40K on the same size Barrel Back! If you are buying a boat and the seller is smoking crack, you can use the objective guide to break the ice. Enjoy diving in and learning about pricing.