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The Brokerage Market for the Carver 560 Voyager

by Jason Y. Wood

Carver 560 Voyager

We spoke to three brokers who each had a Carver 560 Voyager listed on BoatQuest.com. Here, each broker shared his thoughts on the boat and the market for buying and selling her.

Greg Haught, United Yacht SalesGreg Haught, United Yacht Sales, www.unitedyacht.com:
“The 560 Voyager is a well-built boat—it has good fit and finish, and for somebody who is looking to be in that $400,000 to $700,000 price range, they’re going to gravitate toward something like the Carver. With a three-stateroom, two-head layout, it’s a very accommodating boat. That pilothouse area is wonderful with a nice wraparound settee where the lower helm station is and access up to the bridgedeck, which is just phenomenal on that boat. It gives you everything you could possibly want, a nice grill and wet-bar area, plenty of seating, an aft deck where you could have lounge pads out for sunning. There’s a lot of boat there for that kind of dollar so I would say that the person who’s looking to be in that kind of price range, they’re going to get a lot of boat for their money.”

Gregg Somerville, Galati Yacht SalesGregg Somerville, Galati Yacht Sales, www.galatiyachts.com:
“One thing I noticed at the [Fort Lauderdale] boat show was that people had been back two or three times. The first time they were introduced to North Star [interiors shown on these pages], and I took them through and showed them all of the features, functions, benefits, and the maintenance of that vessel, so I set the bar pretty high with that yacht. And then they would leave and go walk the show and look at other yachts that were in the same size range, from 56 to 62. And they would come back a second and third time, commenting that to get the same type of layout and features for price per foot, they saw a lot of boats that were well over a million dollars.”

Trey Schaefer, Coastline Yacht SalesTrey Schaefer, Coastline Yacht Sales, 443-257-8973:
“There is definitely a lot of added value in these Carvers, they all have all the whistles and bells. There are a lot of them on the market as you can see, but I do not think it’s an easy boat to sell—it’s very price sensitive. There’s really no rhyme or reason for the way these boats are selling. You can go to the book and see retail low and retail high, and you think that you’re placing yours out there at the right price, and then have something a year newer sell for less. And when something like that happens, it really kind of undermines all the other boats that are in line for what should be the right price.”

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