Spent 4 hours showing the boat yesterday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrsrobinson, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    I showed the boat yesterday from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM, in the slip. The buyer was new to boating so I spent a lot of time educating him and walking him thru the systems. Most of my knowledge came/comes from here, so thanks! And as the Mrs said later, I like to talk....

    He is also looking at a 340DA that he has been on 2 times now.

    He sent me an email this morning stating he wants to buy her as she shows well. We are hoping for an offer this week!
     
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  2. Yachtsea

    Yachtsea New Member

    21
    Aug 4, 2008
    Good luck. Hope all goes well for you.
     
  3. charlg

    charlg New Member

    745
    Jan 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    2000 280 Sun Sport
    / Raymarine C80 w/ Radar / Sirius weather
    / SH GX5000S VHF
    Twin 350 Mags / B1's
    / Corsa exhaust
    Did you go though a broker, or are you listing the boat yourself?
     
  4. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    Listing it ourselves
     
  5. Carver370

    Carver370 Active Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Buffalo Michigan
    1994 Carver 370 Motoryacht
    Twin Crusader 454 - 350 HP Each.
    Did you figure out whats next? I would be pretty excited with a pending sale!
     
  6. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    He sent me a thank you email, stated he is ready to buy and wants to work things out with us. I replied with a "typically what's next in boat buying" email, including surveyor names/#s and asked him to contact me when he is ready to make an offer.
     
  7. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke
    I wish you only the best! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Still LauCo

    Still LauCo New Member

    408
    Sep 20, 2007
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    300 Sundancer 1996
    Twin 5.7L EFI Alpha One Drives
    Best of luck, sounds promising!
     
  9. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Best of luck! Sorry if you had posted this somewhere else, but what will you be getting next?
     
  10. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    " but what will you be getting next?"

    Thinking about a 410DA, 400DA or a 400DB.
     
  11. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Very cool! I wish you luck for both a sale and a purchase :smt001
     
  12. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Congrats! It must feel great to potentially have a sale before you have the next boat picked out. Then, when that day comes, it will be quite rewarding.
     
  13. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    MidAtlantic
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Greg:

    That's good to hear....Best of luck on both ends.
     
  14. gerryb

    gerryb Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 12, 2006
    Somers Point, NJ
    "On Vacation"
    2006 40 Sundancer
    E120 Radar & Garmin 5208
    QSB5.9 380 Cummins
    Good luck. Any tips on how to actually 'show' a boat? Do you go through operational items or just stick to features/accessories? I can't imagine a showing taking an entire day. For a potential buyer to spend that much time with the boat is probably a very good sign..
     
  15. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson New Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA - Sold
    2001 Regal 3780 - Sold
    Big ones
    Well, the way I look at showing our boat is...there are a lot of boats out there. If I can make the buyer feel comfortable that ours is the right/best one in a pool of many I will spend the time, and I did.

    Honestly, I lost track of time. I went over every system, how it works, to dos/don'ts, service history, etc...

    He is new to the area so we spent a lot of time talking about the waterways too.

    We took quite a bit of stuff off of the boat too. We loaded the Mrs's Vovlo XC70 to the sides and ceiling. I wanted the buyer to see open drawers, lockers and compartments and see space. As I said to the Mrs while cleaning, if we do not need it today throw it in the car.
     
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  16. Aarrhh & Aarrhh

    Aarrhh & Aarrhh New Member

    426
    Nov 1, 2006
    Panama City FL
    1998 370 Sundancer,
    2004 110 Whaler
    Cat 3116 300hp
    I think that is some great advise! I know that when I'm looking at a boat I'm not there to look at other peoples stuff.

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! And good luck!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. RiverRat

    RiverRat New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Creve Coeur, MO
    03 280 Sundancer
    Kohler 5 KW Gen.
    95 13' Boston Whaler Dauntless
    Twin 4.3 MPI
    Alpha 1 Gen 2
    I went through pretty much the same thing last fall. I spent about 4-5 hrs. total showing, taking them for a ride, and going though everything and every system with them... It turned into a sale 2 days later. We now meet up with the new owners of our old boat on a regular basis. Seems as though we made new friends in the process. Since then, I did ask them why they picked my particular boat vs. others on the market at the same time and they said, it was the condition of the boat and my knowledge (meaning that I could actually explain the things we talked about) that swayed them to pick it over others they had looked at.

    Congrats! and hope everything goes well with the competion of the sale.
     
  18. AndersonAcres

    AndersonAcres New Member GOLD Sponsor

    723
    Oct 30, 2006
    Iowa
    Good luck with the sale and the new one.
     
  19. Alex F

    Alex F Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    East Coast
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Dual E120 MFD/Radar/XMWeather, ST7001 A/P, AIS, SeaLift
    T-Cummins 450Cs Straight-Drives, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
    Sounds like a good news. But, from the seller standpoint did you get a deposit and/or written contract with contingensies?
     
  20. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    It's somewhat amazing to me that people are buying boats today given all the bad news about fuel costs and credit problems. Hope the deal goes through for you.
     

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