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Old 07-30-2020, 08:10 AM
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Hi all. I've been looking at Key West boats on the Boat Trader site for a few weeks and in the last day or so all of the new 2019 239 FS boats have disappeared off the site. Do manufacturers take back boats that didn't sell? Just seems really odd that all would be gone. Anyone have any Knowledge in this area?
Old 07-30-2020, 08:16 AM
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Small boat business is pretty hot right now and I'd imagine that dealers with 2019's are also motivated sellers. They have most likely been sold. Not much inventory out there, new or used.
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On a lake or waterway near you. Boat inventory, especially aged inventory, is pretty well non-existent at this point.
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More than likely you just saw Dealers clear up their old listings. A lot of time they will leave them up just to generate traffic. Plus there may be “90 day” plans that may have expired the listings. End of the day, the odds of dealers having left over 2019 inventory right now is plenty slim. Local Bayliner dealer even sold a 2019 18’ CC that was “over loaded” with options for $35k. Somebody left that lot with $15k of negative equity because the 2021’s are starting to show up.
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Simple. They were Sold.
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people bought them lol.
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There is a Pursuit/ Regulator /Robalo Dealer in our town. They do good volume, but always seem to have a little inventory. It appears they sold EVERY boat they had.
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Truly: Dealers can not keep inventory right now. I just ordered a new boat, and the sales individuals at the dealership ( largest Yamaha dealer in America) said they've never seen anything like recent sales in their life, literally.
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I would bet they are sold. People are spending money like crazy right now and a lot of places are offering low or no-interest financing so Im sure thats helping people feel better about a purchase lol
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hey thanks for all the comments. i'll never find a boats in this market
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I was talking to the local Key West dealer here. He was already sold out of his 2020 inventory, even on stuff he hadn't taken delivery of yet.

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Originally Posted by Anemonediver View Post
hey thanks for all the comments. i'll never find a boats in this market
You can but you have to act quick. They're all getting snatch up daily in Florida right now.
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Where is all the money coming from to buy boats ?? People not working with Covid 19 ??
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Originally Posted by Eaglemsi1 View Post
Where is all the money coming from to buy boats ?? People not working with Covid 19 ??
The 85% of people still working the same jobs they had for the same pay during Covid-19 with nothing else to spend their money on.
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
The 85% of people still working the same jobs they had for the same pay during Covid-19 with nothing else to spend their money on.
That's my read, too. Limited / no vacations, no eating at restaurants, no movies to go to, no camps, very little kids sports / tournaments, no amusement parks, no water parks... so go buy a boat or a rental property.

Dealers around here have 4-6 boats in stock when last season they were sitting on 20-25. Pretty crazy.
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Tons of first time boaters signing long term finance contracts really buying a monthly payment. Come November/December yooau'll find lots of those folks getting out of boating and single season used boats for sale. Dealers will have inventory in the off season and you'll be able to get better deals than MSRP plus $3000 for stealer prep.
At least thats what my crystal ball says.
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The 85% of people still working the same jobs they had for the same pay during Covid-19 with nothing else to spend their money on.
Yup, and a large number of these people and there children are going to fall in love with boating. The surge in numbers of boaters will not go away any time soon.

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