If you look around online these days there are a bunch of “rare” boats for sale. Now, they are priced on the higher end of what sort of condition they are in. And to be honest, even if they were fully restored would be all that much more. So why is that? I mean if it’s rare? Shouldn’t it be more valued? Not necessarily. In many cases, OK, most cases, a boat is rare because no one wanted another one, so it would be rare.YOU CAN BUY THE CAVALIER HERE ON EBAY
I know, I know, there will be a mess of differing opinions, and that’s fine. . But it’s a sad fact of beauty and collectable status.
The reason why some boats are worth more than others is because they were popular. U22’s, Barrel backs, Cobras, seem to stand the test of time, Racers go up and down a bit, and do other runabouts. The market was flooded with 21 Continentals a couple years ago, Rare, but not rare when there are 4 perfect ones for sale. Now, in some special cases a rare VERSION of an iconic boat is worth more. Lets say one with a special color interior, FROM THE FACTORY, or number 1 or the last one made, or one with a special option.
Or some of those very snazzy boats up in Canada, Or basically anything John Allen or Lee Anderson have. That’s rare with a flair. Not rare with a dare… Yeah I just made that up. Not sure what it means, but you get the idea.