Anyone Buying a Boat in this Mess

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Golfman25, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Bob Withum Sr

    Bob Withum Sr New Member

    Aug 10, 2019
    240 Sundancer
    Selling my Hydra-Sports 212 WA tomorrow, getting my SeaRay 230 Sundancer Sat.
    The market be dammed, it'll come back. I want to have fun.....
  2. doozie

    doozie Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 6, 2007
    46 sundancer 2001
    3126B 450hp Cats
    After losing mine in fire this past October, i just signed the contract for 40 Cabo
  3. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    2007 Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 8.1S
    Can’t like this comment enough.
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  4. All's Well

    All's Well Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jan 14, 2010
    '12 58 Sundancer
    900 MAN
    That's a switch
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  5. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Did you post a story on that?
  6. First Timer

    First Timer New Member

    Mar 1, 2020
    West TN
    2000 34 Dancer
    Twin 7.4L
    Under contract with a 34 Sundancer! Great rates and fuel is cheap! Great time to buy!!!
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  7. Leardriver

    Leardriver Active Member

    May 24, 2016
    Denver, CO
    2004 270 Sundeck 8.1 Bravo III
    5.0, 5.7, 6.2 8.1 Bravo III over the years
    I am looking for a 2006-2010 270 SLX.
  8. Robf

    Robf Member

    Apr 17, 2013
    Winfield, WV
    2006 44 Sedan Bridge (Pending)
    Twin Cummins QSC 500s
    Not sure what will be happening on my pending deal over the next several weeks. Boat was in storage and not in the water, so I fear the dealership will be shut down before we can sea trial. If we are able to complete the deal, I certainly will,and social distance myself on the boat! (other than visiting Roger on the way home!)
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  9. RBB

    RBB Active Member

    Dec 18, 2019
    2004 390 MY
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    I hope it works out for you.
  10. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member

    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Not buying a boat, but buying a car. As someone once said when there is blood in the streets buy real estate.
  11. Z-Worthy

    Z-Worthy Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandusky, OH
    1997 400 DA
    300hp CAT 3116s
    I put a 10% deposit down on a Sunseeker ~1wk before the first case was announced in the states and figured I'd be able to sell the 400DA in pretty short order. Then the bottom dropped out of the economy and I'm looking at being a two boat owner for the summer. And my business had to completely shut down and lay off 19 employees, including myself. If I didn't have bad timing, I'd have no timing. :(
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  12. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Dang. Best of luck to you. Crossing fingers that we can recover in short(er) order.
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That’s not good... my business is in Michigan and we got designated as essential... so we are open....but not a great feeling

    best of luck to you
  14. mquiet

    mquiet Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    I was a year or two out from upgrading, but who knows now. The US is slow to control virus including my state where the governor will not close any counties and people are running all around in NC.

    I'm also sure everyone is learning the SARS COVID-19 is not effected by het or humidity as other viruses are. This might be a long slow grind in the US. Which might lead to buying opportunities if someone is ready.
  15. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    This will turn around in the next few months and your 400 will sell if it’s priced right. They’re popular boats.
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  16. Flytrade

    Flytrade Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Bradenton, FL
    2006 320 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2L Mercruiser
    I would like to upgrade my Sundancer to a larger Sedan Bridge. However, here in FL there is no place to go. My boat club was going on a cruise this weekend, which of course was cancelled. The yacht clubs are closed along with the marinas, restaurants, etc. There is no place to go, other than anchor out, no matter what boat I have. Because of this, as well as the uncertainty of the stock market, I think the prices of everything - not only boats - will be going down.
  17. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Anchoring out on a nice day is my favorite thing to do.
    Spending the night on the hook is even better.
  18. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    94 370 Sundancer
    300 Express Cruiser
    7.4 L
    Well I started this process before the virus hit and hoping it was a good move but she's finally on her way to a new home....

    Attached Files:

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  19. Striker-1

    Striker-1 New Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Ohio Lake Erie
    94 370 Sundancer
    300 Express Cruiser
    7.4 L
    Well She made it here this morning now to get her cleaned up and ready for the lake! IMG_5574.JPG

    Attached Files:

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  20. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    How far did you haul her?
  21. DougLas

    DougLas Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    Lake Erie
    39 Express
    On Monday, a 7 percent stock market plunge triggered a “circuit breaker” on Wall Street, pausing trading for 15 minutes for the first time since 2008; the day finished 2,000 points down.

    The same day, MarineMax got around double the number of serious leads online as a typical day, said MarineMax chief revenue officer Chuck Cashman.

    “The market crashed, we’re panicking, and we just asked question, ‘What was online lead traffic today?’ and marketing came back and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, it was dramatically up,’” Cashman told Trade Only Today. “I don’t know why. You can make some assumptions.”

    A typical solid lead day would bring around 100 qualified leads — that is, inquiries on specific boats the company has in its inventory — and Monday it had over 200.

    “Right now the world is trending away from interacting,” said Cashman. “But getting out and anchoring in a cove … you’re in your own little world, so that doesn’t change, corona or not.”

    The company’s online push has been very well-timed for today’s concerns of a pandemic, says Cashman.

    statement. “With regard to supplies from countries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic (China and Italy), the group has not experienced any shortages and is even seeing production start up again at the Chinese facilities concerned. The current delays in the supply chain will be resolved by arranging air transport.”

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