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What’s the Brokerage Market for a Hunt Surfhunter 29?

Hunt Surfhunter 29

By Jason Y. Wood

We spoke to three brokers who have a Hunt Surfhunter 29 listed, and each one gave us an idea of how the market is for these boats. Here’s what they had to say:

What’s the Brokerage Market for a Hatteras 54 Motoryacht?

Hatteras 54We spoke to brokers who are each listing a Hatteras 54 Motoryacht on, and each one gave us some idea of what the market is like for these boats. Here’s what they told us:

What’s the Brokerage Market for an Ocean 48 Super Sport?


Ocean 48 Super SportWe spoke to brokers who are each listing an Ocean 48 of similar vintage, and each explained about the boat’s highlights and what to look for. Here’s what they had to say.

What’s the Brokerage Market for a Sea Ray 480/500 Sundancer?

By Jason Y. Wood

Sleek lines and a cockpit ready for fun are hallmarks of this 1991 Sea Ray. We spoke to three brokers who each are listing a Sea Ray 480/500 Sundancer from the early 1990s, and each explained what to look for in the listings. Here are some highlights:

What is the Brokerage Market for a Tiara 4100 Open?

By Jason Y. Wood

Tiara 4100We spoke to three brokers who each had a Tiara 4100 Open listed on, and each explained their understanding of the boat and its market. Here are some highlights:

Broker Insight: What’s the Brokerage Market for a Bertram 46 Convertible?

Bertram 46By Jason Y. Wood

If every boat has a story, there’s a good chance many of the Bertram 46 convertibles out there will tell one that prospective owners may not want to hear. That’s the danger of looking for a sportfisherman and a good sea boat—those captains bought them because they could handle the rough stuff, and keep fishing.

Show Stoppers: Five Ways to Screw Up Boat-Show Success

If you’re headed to Miami this week to buy a boat, you know everybody and their brother has plenty of advice on how to spend your hard-earned money. We say: Why bother? All that planning and careful consideration don’t sound like fun. Just go—it will all work out for the best. Here are five ways to waste your time at a boat show:

Currency Events

By Jason Y. Wood

Boat buying has become a truly international sport over the last few years, and the foibles of the world financial markets have made for a pitching and rolling playing field. One month may see Australians dropping dollars on merchandise in marinas Southern California and South Florida, while the next may put Koreans in a buying mood, only to be followed by a South American spending spree. Globalization has finally ended the last of the real-estate analogies for boat buyers. Location, location, location is dead, dead, dead.

New Year, New Boat?

By Jason Y. Wood

Another year has nearly passed, and boat buyers and sellers are peering into the great unknown and wondering what the coming season will bring. Just like with any challenges people face, the new year is a time for fresh starts and redoubled efforts. Make some resolutions and make 2012 the best year yet.

Buyers and Sellers Should be Thankful—and Show It

By Jason Y. Wood

While the foibles of the marketplace make it difficult for some of us to feel thankful, all boaters should consider the Thanksgiving holiday as an opportunity, a time to reflect and consider our good fortune in all aspects of our lives. This holiday above all others can provide a much-needed change in perspective, for both buyers and sellers.