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1. When I started looking at yachts and had interactions with a few dealers I quickly formed the opinion that they made used car salesmen look like saints. Do not take their word as gospel on anything

What AA said.  If the more pricey boat has sails that are much better, motor & winches & fittings better, little or no water intrusion . .  And is in immediate sail-away condition as

I spent most of my working life presenting low offers. What i observed was silly low offers were less effective than "reasonable but a bit light". The silly offer would just piss the vendor off a

On 18/11/2020 at 9:37 PM, John Doe said:

I am an inexperienced sailor and would like to buy a yacht for my family with two children. Unfortunately, the offer is not that big and the possibility of finding a yacht with a mooring is even smaller.

Now I have come across a yacht that I have seen and judged by more experienced sailors to be in very good condition. In turn, a dealer said that a Davidson 28 with a wooden top is of almost no value, even if it has a newer engine in it. What do you recommend me to bid here? Any feedback is very welcome.

She's not on TM yet, but here some data:

  • GRP hull, ply/glass deck and cabin (re-glassed by Dickson Marine 2008).
  • New top stripe and cockpit repaint (Toplac 2019).
  • Underwater area sanded and antifouled (Altex Pettit Hydrocoat Aug. 2019). Large double V berth forward. Main cabin table folds down to a double. 2 x large quarter berths. Saloon headroom of over 6ft
  • New fully edged quality carpet throughout 2016.
  • 21hp Nanni 3 cylinder diesel 2013
  • 3 blade feathering Kiwi Prop 2013. Parker / Raycor Primary filter unit (NEW 2017) Two 70 litre water tanks with charcoal filters. 60l aluminium diesel tank – New 2013 Electric toilet and holding tank
  • Electric anchor winch
  • Fully battened Dacron mainsail with lazy jacks 2013.
  • Mylar radial cut furling genoa 2013 plus storm jib.
  • All headsails fit the Furlex self furler.
  • Sheets and all running rigging replaced 2013.
  • Spectra halyards 2013.
  • Spinnaker with all new equipment including Spectra sheets. Jockey pole.
  • Single speed jib-sheet winches and cabin-top mounted halyard winches.
  • All lines led aft to cockpit for safety and short-handed sailing.
  • Raymarine log (speedo). Compass. Autopilot. Depth Sounder
  • Lowrance HDS-7 sonar/GPS Chart Plotter (Navonics platinum NZ Charts 2019).
  • 1 Deep cycle house battery. 1 starting battery New 2020.
  • Solar panel & regulator.
  • VHF radio with NEW masthead aerial and wiring (2016).
  • 2.3m inflatable (2009) with 2 HP Yamaha outboard (2009)
  • Spray dodger, Lee cloths, Sail cover & Bimini canvas (NEW Dec. 2017)
  • Manson Supreme and Danforth anchors (NEW chain 2017, warp 2016).
  • New teak anchor sprit 2015.
  • Mahogany handrails 2015.
  • Laminated tiller with extension 2015.
  • SS rigging (NEW forward lowers 2016) replaces baby stay.
  • New boom gooseneck 2015.
  • MK2 Rudder.
  • Boathook.
  • Fenders
  • Teak swim platform with stainless fold down telescopic ladder. New switch panel 2015.
  • Lifejackets, lifebuoy, flares (OOD). Fire extinguisher (NEW 2017). Galley chattels (Plates, Cutlery, pots and pans etc)
  • Pressurised water system.
  • 2 burner LPG gimballed stove with grill (2009)
  • LPG Gas bottle
  • Large Insulated ice box

The thread drifted into engine replacement advice (which you don’t need!) but wondering how you got on?

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On 21/11/2020 at 9:30 PM, Kevin McCready said:

Just a quick warning if you come across this listing by "Jason" aka "Rudolf Shack" aka "rob289" aka "jason7773". He has multiple trademe identities and phone numbers and lots of BS stories, often involving his alleged dying mother and a deal which can't be refused. DO NOT BELIEVE a single word that comes out of his mouth. He's very good at using putty, bog and a lick of paint and making a wreck look like a nice boat. Be VEEEERRRYYY careful. Get an expert to look over any boat he has been near.



Is this they Jason guy you mean? He sells a lot of older boats.....




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