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Value of Zip

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:53 am
by Williamr341
Hi
I have almost finished building my Zip. However, unfortunately I am no longer in a position to use it myself. Can anyone give me an idea of its for sale value. I have been told it has been built to a high standard (I'm too modest to agree!) It would be a great help if someone give me a rough idea. It won't have an engine, I feel that it would be better for a buyer to choose their own size of engine. It has the steering cables in place.
Many thanks
William Robinson

Re: Value of Zip

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:50 am
by gdcarpenter
Unfortunately I can't say that I have any first hand knowledge of a ZIP's selling price. That being said I would venture to 'guesstimate' from what I've gathered over the years here that you would be doing well to get your actual building material costs back, which means your labour was free. Sad but likely.

I am sorry you won't get to enjoy the 'fruits of your labour', and by all appearances a 'labour of love'. Perhaps there's some fickle reason that boats are 'she's'. Wishing you the best going forward.

Re: Value of Zip

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:53 am
by fergal butler
As it's a new build that you are selling I think in the UK it may need a CE stamp, see (16) http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/ ... dex_en.htm If the boat was ever involved in an accident the investigators may come looking for you :shock: Just might be worth looking into first.

Re: Value of Zip

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:42 am
by Bill CNC
Realistically, ... (hang on to your seat) ... Probably 1/3-1/2 of what you have in it.

Re: Value of Zip

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:17 pm
by DaveLott
Bill CNC wrote:Realistically, ... (hang on to your seat) ... Probably 1/3-1/2 of what you have in it.

Agreed.

Re: Value of Zip

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:40 pm
by Bill CNC
You also get more money separating the motor from the boat. Selling them together, your just tossing the boat in for free. Separately allows you to get a little something for the boat. If you have not completed the boat, ... STOP!!!, sell the lumber not yet used separate from the boat. Raw lumber, you should almost get retail price for it.

Bill