Even as temperatures plunged and many of our sounds and rivers froze over for days the boat market quickly began to heat up as we rang in 2018.
Our fall and early winter was predictably slow with most of us focused on the holidays. However, as I predicted, once Christmas came and went and the big acorn dropped in Raleigh the boat market came back to life. We saw a 225% increase in views on our YachtWorld listings in just the first week of 2018. That was accompanied by our first sale of the year when our 2007 Sea Pro 238 went under contract.
Our phone continues to ring and the email inquiries are filling up the inbox nicely. The market is certainly strong with both buyers and sellers active and ready to move. 2018 promises to be a great year as a strong econ...
This week we are happy to bring a new listing to the market, a very well maintained 2002 Carolina Classic 28' named "Salt Solution." This boat has gone through a number of recent updates and upgrades including fresh rebuilds of its twin 230 HP Volvo diesels and outdrives. Its 5kw Kohler generator was also recently rebuilt.
A true offshore machine, this Carolina Classic features a full tower with a second helm station with electronics, Lee's outriggers and center rigger, fighting chair, full curtain enclosures in great shape and many other amenities typically reserved for larger boats. Electronics include Garmin GPS units, Furuno fishfinders and radar and Sony stereo.
The boat is freshly bottom painted and ready to take its new owner to the blue water f...
Carolina Boat & Yacht Brokers is excited to announce the addition of Brett Lancaster to the team. Brett will serve as a Brokerage Agent assisting clients buying and selling boats in the Eastern North Carolina market, specifically the Morehead City and Beaufort areas.
Brett, an avid fisherman orginally from Goldsboro, calls Cape Carteret home. In addition to serving as a CBYB brokerage agent he is also a mate on the 40' Guthrie express Savanna Leigh.
Brett may be contacted at 919-222-1402 or Brett.CBYB@gmail.com.
If you have ever owned a boat someone has probably told you that old tired line before... "The two best days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it."
I heard that a few times the day I bought my first boat (a Trophy 1903). I have always hated that line. While partly true, the day I bought my first boat was one of the proudest days of my life, the day I sold that boat was bittersweet, even though I already had the next boat sitting at home.
I would argue there are many days of boat ownership that are better than the days you buy it and sell it. I know its true for me because I've lived them.
Spending the day tubing on the lake with my family and then stopping in a little cove to let my niece catch her first fish. That was a great day....