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Flood of storm boats coming.

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Flood of storm boats coming.

Postby tex » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:32 am

Boat US estimated some 50,000 boats lost or badly damaged in Irma and Maria. The last time so many damaged boats came to the market might have been in 2005 when eight different named storms hit FL. I recall heading north from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale, it seemed like National Liquidators and various banks were stashing damaged boats everywhere. I wonder what the banks will do. Refitters learned some serious lessons with damaged storm boats from 2005 and those who remember might not be lining up to take those risks again. It should be interesting seeing how things are handled this time, especially in hauling & storing those huge charter cats. Photos below are of the Charter Fleets at Parakeet Bay in Tortola. First is during the eye passing over and the second is the soidier-like regimentation of before anything happened.
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Re: Flood of storm boats coming.

Postby tex » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:30 pm

Interesting side note, I was at the St. Petersburg Boat Show today and sat through a seminar on Buying Salvaged Boats. Useful material. Apparently there are quite a few people of the mind that salvaged Irma and Maria boat opportunities will soon be coming.
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Re: Flood of storm boats coming.

Postby scallywag » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:21 pm

I wonder if my boat was a salvaged boat. Strange area on the side of the boat. I also wonder about my car. It smells strange at times. Of course we live near the ocean.

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Re: Flood of storm boats coming.

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Just like cars/trucks and the like that will be coming out of Texas aend surrounding areas due to their massive flooding... 'Buyer beware' for sure on land and sea rides.......
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Re: Flood of storm boats coming.

Postby RTB » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:24 pm

If you have the money and smarts, some once in a lifetime opportunities right now. On Cruiser's Forum, just saw a Leopard catamaran sell for under 50K. Some damage to the sterns of both hulls, plus more insignificant damage. Wish I had been paying attention! Good photos and seemingly honest info from the seller of this charter boat.
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Re: Flood of storm boats coming.

Postby scallywag » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:00 pm

Ralph,
You have a great cruising boat. Why get sucked in and spend more time and money for something bigger? Dot want me to sell and move into a smaller place. I mentioned the boat and she frowned.

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