The topic of price/value on cruisers is always a hard conversation to have with folks. It helps when the person/owner is just worn out and just wants to get away. Like Willy Nelson says.”Why is divorce so expensive? Cause its worth it”
But when you are still living in the bubble you created in your dream machine, it’s tough to see the reality of the situation. Such is the case most days on ebay. But this one is a little more painful, unless I am missing something. Which as you all know is entirely likely. Woohoo, I spelled “entirely” right without spell check!
Which leads me to the topic of the story. How do you tell someone the real price? Anything? Maybe the seller is in a position to just not care or is trying to get his money back. After all, all that sanding was a bitch and a half to do, and she has new-ish engines. And 10 coats of varnish, and the bottoms been cleaned up? Refastened??? That would be a good question. She looks clean and a great live aboard. maybe it is worth it, maybe we are all conditioned by previous sales? Maybe its good to have folks like this push agressive prices out there. If someone buys it? All cruisers win. Maybe its just not marketed right? We should see it in the water, have a video of the engines running, a full complete photo? Regardless, the story is not about this boat, its about the way to tell people about price?
So. How do you tell someone, with some sort of compassion. ..”Mmmm well, Now, first, I am HUGE cruiser fan, and done stories on the topic, but, you see the market for these sorts of boats is soft. And no Viagra is going to help”.., Or. “Love the boat, and deeply appreciate the time you have devoted to it. I would be happy to give you the 50K if it floated and I could run it and finish the varnish inside, and the helm, and….” Or “Wow, very cool varnish idea on a cruiser. I have seen a few of these. I love it, let me ask my wife about it.” You all have any better ones? Be soft, and kind. Remember, most of us can relate!
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