Discount Boats in 2014 and How You Can Easily Find Them...

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Most folks don’t equate boating with savings, but they obviously haven’t taken a look at this years discount boats!

In fact discount boats is so lucrative right now that average savings run from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars!

Discount Boating Stats:

Savings so big, in fact, that it’s not uncommon to pay half the market value -- particularly in the auction sector.

I know this sounds like a bunch of hype.

So, consider some of these actual repo auction sales that have left the new owners cruising with fat wallets:

MARCH '09 Auction Stats

Discounted Boat

Final Bid

KBB Value

Savings

01 SportCraft 22' Cabin Cruiser

$14,100

$31,750

55.6%

2000 Sunsation 28'

$28,100

$50,000

43.8%

06 Rinker 25’ Cruiser

$30,000

$54,000

44.4%

04 Crownline 18’

$7,600

$14,000

43.7%

04 Monterey 27’ Cruiser

$25,700

$42,320

39.3%


For more recent sales, check out the sales and stats page courtesy of Boat Auctions Direct.

Discount Yachts and Repo Sales Auction Stats

If you’ve equated cheap, bargain boats with a lower-end watercraft, think again! In fact, the bigger the boat, the bigger the bargain. These facts speak for themselves:

  • In 2008, the average cost of a new cruiser was $465,826. Meanwhile, the average used 2000-2008 cruiser hit open water for only $240,580!

  • A 40-footer can be had for $25,000 at a salvage yard, with repairs ranging from cosmetic to major. Across the gamut, however, the deals are a real steal!

  • The global economy has led to an influx of late model turnkey vessels -- many still fresh from the showroom -- with spectacular savings to be had. These deals aren’t always easy to find, and you will want to check out BoatAuctionsDirect.com to get a head start. It’s the top resource for repossessed, distressed, and online sales of boats, not to mention a legit source to find local auction listings.

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