Saved, planned, got a boat- then got fired.

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by SeanO, May 4, 2010.

  1. SeanO

    SeanO New Member

    43
    Apr 5, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga
    2006 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Mercruiser
    Yep, title says it all. We saved $10k for a downpayment, paid for a marina slip, transportation, insurance....

    Purchased a "dream boat", then have spent the past two weeks upgrading/ cleaning/ etc...


    Today I lost my job.

    So, if anyone is interested in a 2006 260da with an aluminum trailer, generator, a/c, windless, GPS/fishfinder combo, new speakers.... I hope to get out of it what I paid before the electronics/ cleaning, etc- $57900. $2k more for the trailer (triple axle aluminum).
     
  2. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Member GOLD Sponsor

    607
    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2007 320DA
    Twin 350 Mercs/V-Drives
    Damn sorry to hear. Good luck with the job search.
     
  3. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    sorry to hear about the job loss. I want to get a boat lift but that is what goes through my mind as well. trying not to spend to much money right now.
     
  4. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    Sorry to hear that - what do you do for a living? We would prefer to help you find a job and keep the boat!
     
  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Sorry to hear. Yes we are living in interesting time.
     
  6. ChuckW

    ChuckW Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    MA & Southwest FL
    2007 RoadKing Tri-Axle Trailer towed by a 2013 Yukon XL K2500
    496 MAG Bravo III
    +1 :thumbsup:
     
  7. Presentation

    Presentation Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Wisconsin - Winnebago Pool chain of lakes
    280 Sundancer, Westerbeke MPV generator
    twin 5.0's w/BIII drives
    I’d list the boat and look for a new job. Do both.

    Oh, just a suggestion, you may want to check your goal of getting out what you have into it. Consider trying to get out what you owe on the boat. A boat, even unused, spins off a lot of expenses such as payment, insurance, maintenance, before long you will need to pay winter storage, etc.

    Having the luxury of saying “I don’t have to sell it, I’m holding out for such and such’ may not be where you are at right now.

    What was your job?

    Best wishes.
     
  8. Scottzzzy

    Scottzzzy New Member

    865
    Jun 15, 2008
    Lake Lanier Cumming, GA
    2002 Sundancer 340
    Twin V 8.1's CWC
    Westerbeke Genset
    Oh man I hate to hear that! Around us there are not too many boats for sale like ours that are listed by a private owner. Hopefully she wont be too hard for you to sell. If you want a good listing agent I can give you a name of a local guy I bought mine from up on Lanier. He listed and sold me the boat as a private sale which was what attracted me to the boat in the first place...No TAX!:huh:
     
  9. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    That sucks. Sorry to hear about your situation but I'll keep my fingers crossed for better days for you.

    Good luck
     
  10. SeanO

    SeanO New Member

    43
    Apr 5, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga
    2006 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Mercruiser
    Thanks fellas.

    For the past 3 years I was employeed by a company that provides floor plans for automotive dealers and was the regional manager in the northeast area (even though I live in the southeast).
    I have a dual degree in professional sales and marketing, and worked at an automotible auction (same company) since college managing several departments- fleet/ lease, marketing, arbitration, lot operations, service center.

    I do have a very successful car dealer/ friend who said he would allow me to use his floorplan (same company I worked for...) to buy and sell cars if I would like. Since I've been in the industry and know cars I'll probably do that until I land.

    I'd hate to sell the boat for what I owe on it being I put down 20%, spent another $2k, and have never had it in the water! I'm willing to take a loss, just not that big of one yet.
     
  11. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda

    Hmmmmm, no tax? 1.800.busted1

    Even with a private deal how did you work that out?
     
  12. 1stSeaRay

    1stSeaRay New Member

    375
    Aug 25, 2008
    Lake Lanier, GA
    boatless
    boatless
    Thats how it works here in the free states. Many do not collect sales tax on transactions between private parties on cars and boats.
     
  13. ChuckW

    ChuckW Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    MA & Southwest FL
    2007 RoadKing Tri-Axle Trailer towed by a 2013 Yukon XL K2500
    496 MAG Bravo III
    I would imagine in Cali with their financial woes, they are collecting tax on the air you breath now, too.

    :thumbsup:
     
  14. Alibuma

    Alibuma New Member

    140
    Jun 24, 2009
    Hudson, WI
    250 Sundancer, 1973
    Glastron GT-140
    350 Merc

    In Minnesota there is no sales tax on a private party sale either.
     
  15. Rono007

    Rono007 New Member

    796
    Dec 17, 2009
    Danbury, CT
    2001 SR 230BR Signature Series
    7.4L Bravo III
    Really? When you go to register the boat, won't they have you pay sales tax then?
     
  16. Scottzzzy

    Scottzzzy New Member

    865
    Jun 15, 2008
    Lake Lanier Cumming, GA
    2002 Sundancer 340
    Twin V 8.1's CWC
    Westerbeke Genset
    No sales tax on private sales here in Georgia! I will do you one better to make your Cali skin crawl......are you ready.........no mandatory recycling!:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:

    YIKES!

    (We actually pay extra to have them pick up recycling...)


    When we bought our 340 I was willing to go a Summer without a boat to save me the 7% tax on a brokered boat....
     
  17. 1stSeaRay

    1stSeaRay New Member

    375
    Aug 25, 2008
    Lake Lanier, GA
    boatless
    boatless
    Nope, and hold on to your shorts....we don't pay state income tax in NV either.

    My apologies to the OP for the hijack, and I'm sorry to hear you lost your job. Best of luck!
     
  18. Nacho Boat

    Nacho Boat New Member

    482
    Sep 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    290 Sundancer 2006, Kohler Generator
    Northstar 6000 GPS
    Towed w/Ford F-350
    Twin 5.0L Mercruiser w/Bravo III Drives
    SeanO,

    Sorry to hear about your job loss, but your opportunity sure looks inviting. Good Luck!!!!
     
  19. Kreole Kid

    Kreole Kid Active Member

    May 25, 2009
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    2004 340 Sundancer,
    2008 Yamaha VX1100 Jet Ski
    8.1 Horizons, V-Drives
    Sean, keep your head up brother. Everything happens for a reason, just keep saying that, and something GOOD will definitely happen for you.:thumbsup:
     
  20. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    man that sucks big time !!!! I feel real bad for you Sean....go get yourself a better job so you can keep your boat!!
     

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