Dave Gerr 28' Offshore Skiff

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Divided Sky 24, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Divided Sky 24
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    Divided Sky 24 New Member

    Hello! My name is Clay and I am currently building a Dave Gerr 28' Skiff. The owner of this fine future vessel will not be able to afford to keep it so this boat will be for sale. Anyone interested is welcome to email me svdividedsky@yahoo.com
     

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  2. Divided Sky 24
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    Divided Sky 24 New Member

    Any ideas on marketing would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    Marketing is a pretty unique process, particularly when selling an oddball. I say this because there are several variables that hurt the ability to improve the "market share" you might enjoy with other design and build choices. For example, this is a flat bottom, wooden boat, built by a less than notable builder (no offence intended). The market for flat bottom, wooden boats, built by a relatively unknown builder is very small, limiting your available market of potential buyers.

    The best marketing approuch may be (IMO) to promote the Dave Geer attributes of the design, noting his tendency to design stout craft, with well thought out lines and shapes. Additionally, how the boat is equipped will help tremendously in her eventual sale. New, well regarded engine(s), electronics, equipment, etc., plus finishes that are similar to production boats, will all go a long way to its sale. As to where to place the "ad" for the boat, well this is usually location dependant, other than the usual sources, such as WoodenBoat's classified section and Boats and Harbors, etc. A broker may be an option (at a significant cost).
     

  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I would add that listing the materials used will help too. For example, plywood type and brand of epoxy.
     
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