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    Default Wanderer in NJ - what am I missing?

    Somebody buy this cream puff - brand new Wanderer 3 at what seems to me to be half price or less? Built in England in 2009 or 2010, was there as late as 2012 (been researching her), and now lies in NJ. An absolute showpiece, and I don't get the price. If you are on Boatshed, there are multiple other photos there, all show pretty flawless joinery inside and out. The auxiliary has something like 300 hours on it. I have no connection to this boat at all, just thought it noteworthy.

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/201...dard%20listing
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    Wow. Beautiful boat. But I think the price is all the market will bear these days.
    -Dave

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    WOW is right! Way beyond my pay grade, though. Somebody from the west coast oughtta buy it and I can help deliver it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Wow. Beautiful boat. But I think the price is all the market will bear these days.
    I'm not sure they can get what they are asking. There are tons of boats for sale at that price point and the vast majority of buyers don't want a wooden boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    I'm not sure they can what they are asking. There are tons of boats for sale at that price point and the vast majority of buyers don't want a wooden boat.
    The main selling point of this boat beyond similar offerings is the fact that it is a Wanderer3 of Hiscock fame.
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    It would be interesting to see if that is a driving motivator for the buyer of the boat. In the general location of the Giles there are about 140 boats listed for sale from 29' to 31' under $60g. Most of them are less than the Wanderer3. I'm guessing it will be on the market for a while.

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    As above. $60,000 US for a 30 foot timber boat. Dreaming. Which is sad. You'd have to be crazy to build, and equally crazy to do a full on restoration. Other than for the love of it. And with mooring and shore storage just getting more and more expensive in many parts of the world the future of small boats and wooden boats does not look good.

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    Buying a wooden boat is only for the love of wooden boats. From any logical perspective they don't make sence unless the cost is unbelievably low.

    Building one for yourself is a different matter with unique factors.

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    Beautiful! Barely 10 miles from my house! It's not going to sell, at least not right away,

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    Tragic how little wooden boats fetch these days

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    Odd to see an advert for a wooden boat which manages not to mention the hull materials or the name of the builder. Or the deck construction.

    If she is the boat that I think she is, she was built by Arthur Holt of iroko on iroko laminated frames and she is a bit older than 2010. But I may be wrong.

    She seems entirely "English", and could probably sell better here.

    An offer of half might secure.
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    I'm guessing she's at Winters sailing center.
    And not far away is...
    http://www.cherubiniyachts.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by earling2 View Post
    Tragic how little wooden boats fetch these days
    Its a buyers market for used boats. You can buy a perfectly good glass sailboat in CT, RI, MA in the 28 to 35 foot range with all the bells and whistles for a third of what they are asking for that boat. Every boatyard in CT has a couple of boats that you can buy from the yard for a seasons unpaid yard fees.

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    It would, most likely, take three times the asking price to duplicate that little Gem today!
    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    It would, most likely, take three times the asking price to duplicate that little Gem today!
    Jay
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