advice on boat choice: new vs recent

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I was wondering if it makes more sense to buy a new boat as opposed to a 'recent' boat.
Were I live (The Netherlands) very few recent boats are on offer and these are quite expensive.
From a depreciation point of view, would it not make more sense to buy a new one?
 

torrid

Just sailing
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For a used boat, you have to be patient until a good boat comes around. When I bought my last boat, I wanted a newer boat but didn't NEED one as I had my other boat to sail. After about a year, a very slightly used one in my area just about dropped into my lap. I even managed to pick it up after a price drop.

If you don't have a boat and are looking at sitting out a season, that may be a reason to consider a new boat.
 
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