Cost of new boats just getting silly

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    Posted: 15 Jun 2022 at 6:49pm
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I’m amazed, there’s a brand new 3.9mtr tinny with a 40hp listed on trademe in the last couple of days for $28k, probably vaules up with the cost of the hull motor and trailer. But these prices are just getting silly.

I see new 16 foot pontoon boats on there for $65k plus the wonder what my 6.1 mtr tinny worth.
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My boat is a 5.3 m tinnie. 2007. Purchased it about 10 yrs ago - for $25k.
I checked TMe about 3-4 weeks ago to see if any F/S. Yep - $38k for about same age as mine. They stopped making them around 2010.
So on that, I could now sell the boat - after 10 yrs of use for about 50% more than I paid for it.
Something wrong here.
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Trailer boats are popular for 2 reasons.tine restraint owners.wash out put away no mooring marina fees etc no overseas travel until recently so cash on hand yachts on the other hand give away prices in comparison.
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Yep, the used boat market is similar over here.  Commonly referred to as Covid tax.  The market is slowing though.  Definitely a good time to sell, just as long as you're not planning to buy soon after.
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Everything is bloody expensive, new or secondhand! Mate has a two year old hardtop which he had custom built by a reputable boat builder. He thinks he can sell it at a profit and he's probably not wrong. 

Having just been through the process of buying a new boat, costs were painful, but it was a question of doing it once and doing it right. Hopefully not famous last words!
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Good for the engine sales though! The last boat show had my jaw on the floor at what I'd have to pay for a bare boat that would do what I already had - perhaps in a bit more comfort and look a bit prettier.
Prompted the decision to repower instead and get a few more years out of it and if we decide to sell, a newish four stroke will take it into a different market compared to the old 2 stroke.
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That's a good approach Dagwood.

I ordered a new boat just after the boat show last year and picked it up 31 January this year.  I went from a 1995 5.25m fibreglass runabout more suited to a combo of towable water sports and a bit of fishing / spearfishing to an alloy pontoon hardtop ... so a repower didn't make sense for me.

The base price of the boat has gone up around 16% or 17% from when I ordered it.  That is without looking at any price increases on what I specced into it but I imagine these have gone up in a similar range.  I suspect I could sell it for more than I paid for it at the moment.

When I picked up the new boat the boat builders told me their aluminium costs were increasing a lot and they were uncertain of supply for late this year.

Also, I had the old boat for around 20 years and sold it very quickly for $4,500 less than I paid for it.  In hindsight I should have listed it for more!  (I paid $21,000 for it originally and sold it for $16,500 after 20 years and over 800 hours on the engine)
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Not just boats,brought a horse  float 2.5 years ago, paid 22k they are listed on their website now for  33.5k for the same one. It's  getting  ridiculous. 
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