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Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       01-06-2021, 7:40 AM Reply   
Just wanted to point out that it sure seems this coming season is going to be as crazy as last season. If you are going to be purchasing a bimini top, speakers, ballast, or any accessory for your boat i'd highly recommend getting your order in ASAP so you are sure that you get it by spring. Items will sell out like they did last year early and you could be stuck waiting months.

For boats, i can tell you OIB had 2750 boats listed in early Dec. and now there are about 2565 listed. That may seem like a lot but generally this time of year boat inventory goes UP, not down! Last year in March there were over 5000 new and used boats listed. I'd be shocked if we see 3300 at any point this year, which means again we'll have used boat prices that are sky high. So, if you in the market for a boat and find one at a reasonable price now, pull the trigger. Do not wait because these boats will sell immediately in the spring. I can't count how many times i had boat sellers tell me they sold their boats in 15 minutes this past season on OnlyInboards. These were not "steals" either, they were just priced reasonably and there were so many buyers that they'd get 30 leads in the first hour.

Anyway, just a friendly heads up for fellow WW'ers.
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-08-2021, 1:41 PM Reply   
Curious to see your stats in the 3rd-4th week of February. That will paint a far more accurate picture.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004 Location: Tyler       01-13-2021, 9:11 AM Reply   
thought of selling mine, but nervous about the cost of replacing it. I typically buy a few years old, I'm sure those will be the sweet spot for sellers
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       01-13-2021, 11:43 AM Reply   
I can tell you inventory is now down to 2500 listed boat on the site and over 150 boats have been listed in that time, so that's about 200 boat swing in just a week. i know there will be dealers getting inventory still but anything from 3-15 years old will be a HOT seller.
Old     (tre)      Join Date: Jul 2002 Location: WI       01-13-2021, 2:34 PM Reply   
Amazing. Thanks for the info. If any accessory is coming from China, jump on it now. Factories are all backed up. Container shipping from China to the USA typically runs about 3-4 weeks and it is now 8 weeks. Prices for shipping a container are sky high (up over 100% this year). I know some people are out of work but I see inflation coming. Prices of goods are going up. Container shipping costs are sky high. FedEx and UPS are raising prices. The dollar is very weak and seemingly getting weaker by the day which is contributing to the inflation for all imported accessories. Finally, add in good old supply and demand pricing.
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       01-14-2021, 5:29 AM Reply   
exactly Tre, i cannot stress this enough but if you intend to buy anything for your boat this season do it asap.
Old     (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-14-2021, 10:05 PM Reply   
My wetsounds dealer told me today rev 12’s are in the pipeline and are supposedly scheduled to land sometime Q1 this year
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       02-08-2021, 1:10 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by markj View Post
Curious to see your stats in the 3rd-4th week of February. That will paint a far more accurate picture.
down to 2376.
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       02-16-2021, 6:03 AM Reply   
2279 Boats for sale on the site, this is crazy. If you are looking for a boat and find one do NOT wait!
Old     (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-17-2021, 4:27 AM Reply   
My local dealer is sold out of boats through 2021 already. They are having to turn people away into 2022. People are pulling their used boats off the market because they can't even replace them with new. I agree, now is the time to buy.
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       02-26-2021, 5:24 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by markj View Post
Curious to see your stats in the 3rd-4th week of February. That will paint a far more accurate picture.
Down to 2140 boats. I don't think any more info is needed. Used boat prices will be through the roof all summer.
Old     (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012 Location: Salt Lake City, UT       02-26-2021, 6:17 AM Reply   
I’m wondering if it’s time to sell now too. Maybe depend on riding with friends and ride more cable. Lakes are more crowded than ever and I could get top dollar for my A22.

Then again, I debate this. After covid calms down will we see a divestment in local outdoor fun? Will boat supply flood the market dropping prices? Living in Utah the lakes have never been busier, the ski resort lines longer or the hiking trails more packed than this last year. Im wondering if we’re seeing a permanent change or if people are going to divest and start investing in travel, dining and other things that are hard to do right now. I’m sure it’ll be somewhere in the middle. I know there are many families who pulled the trigger on owning a boat during covid to replace traveling. Maybe they found they love it and it’s a permanent shift. Maybe they’ll go back.

All in all, i’ve debated selling regardless, with the idea of going new at some point. Timing is everything right!

Thanks for the data OnlyInboards! Super valuable.

Last edited by theloungelife; 02-26-2021 at 6:18 AM. Reason: Spell
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       02-26-2021, 8:03 AM Reply   
If you are going to sell now is the time, that is for sure. You can go here and check out what boats have actually sold for, be sure to look recently and also back in peak season last summer.

https://www.onlyinboards.com/SoldBoats.aspx
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       03-10-2021, 4:48 AM Reply   
2 weeks later, 1928 boats for sale. Wow!!!
Old     (rlwagens)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-10-2021, 5:18 AM Reply   
06 SANTE 210s selling for 36-40k. Going to be incredibly hard to resist listing mine this summer.
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       03-10-2021, 7:38 AM Reply   
easily selling for that! i'm going to list my boat probably end of June right before July 4th and see what happens.
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       04-05-2021, 5:54 AM Reply   
down to 1511 listings! If you have a boat for sale and can go the season with out one, and want to sell high, may want to look into listing it!
Old     (Koolaid)      Join Date: Feb 2018       04-05-2021, 7:56 AM Reply   
I am a little concerned that common available parts like shafts, struts and steering cables are going to be the cause of boats being down for months during the summer. Vendors not keeping up with the ramp up in production from all manufacturers, plus every boat in the back 40 of grandpas yard being brought back to life. Parts are getting more and more scarce lately.
Old     (bcd)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-05-2021, 12:41 PM Reply   
You mean like my 2020 ford explorer? I hit a deer January 9th, and still don't have it back. Shop can't do any work because the radiator mount is on back order from ford, for 3 months now.
Old     (corerider)      Join Date: May 2008       04-06-2021, 8:35 AM Reply   
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You mean like my 2020 ford explorer? I hit a deer January 9th, and still don't have it back. Shop can't do any work because the radiator mount is on back order from ford, for 3 months now.
Funny you mention this... I just got the following email this morning concerning my company truck that was ordered in January...

Dear Manager,

You currently have an F150 on order and due to a global semi-conductor shortage, Ford has not scheduled a production date as yet.

The order has not been canceled, however, we could take the opportunity to change this vehicle to a hybrid engine rather than a regular gas engine and continue on our path to lowering carbon emissions.

I’ve highlighted the minimal changes below:

• The cab type will be a moving to a Super Crew truck with a 6.5ft. bed from a Super Cab.
• The truck itself will now be 11.8” longer
• The fuel tank will drop from 36 to 26 gallons with the hybrid model.
• Hybrid engine comes with an onboard 2.4Kw inverter


I could care less because I don't pay for it, but I thought it was an interesting way to possibly up-sale a new vehicle! Honestly I'd kinda like to try the hybrid model just out of curiosity.
Old     (Bakes)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-07-2021, 5:37 AM Reply   
Well...the good news is that 2 years from now, well into the next recession and likely doubled gas prices, nobody will be able to afford to do anything but drink vodka. So that will keep them out of our lakes and mountains.
Old     (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-07-2021, 7:23 AM Reply   
The Ford dealership here has had my in-laws Explorer for over 5 months now with parts on back order. Of course, blaming everything on Covid.
Old     (Xbigpun66)      Join Date: Aug 2016       04-07-2021, 4:55 PM Reply   
Maybe they should call ford and ask them why they don't have parts to fix the car. I happen to know that the Toyota parts system is backed up with backorders due to a number of factors which are related to covid related shut downs of partner businesses and transport companies. It seems to be a direct result of many of these companies moving from warehousing systems to a "just in time" system of parts supply years ago. This results in a more noticeable disruption at the customer level as a result.
Old     (bcd)      Join Date: Jun 2012       04-08-2021, 3:03 AM Reply   
Do you have a phone number for someone at ford that would actually be able to do something about it?

I guess I never tied in ford to the boat concern, so here's my point: the auto industry sales haven't really sky rocketed like boats have during covid, and they can't keep up. Just imagine what happens when your boat goes into the shop and it needs parts...
Old     (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012 Location: Salt Lake City, UT       04-13-2021, 8:37 AM Reply   
Dang, was on onlyiboards and only 1366 active listings. Of those 748 have a listed price other than $1. I personally hate the ads for $1 or to call them, so this is the important number to me. I get it, but kills my browsing vibe. Anyway, it's wild how this number just keeps going down.
Old     (theloungelife)      Join Date: Jun 2012 Location: Salt Lake City, UT       04-13-2021, 8:38 AM Reply   
Would love to see metrics about avg number of days a boat listing is active before sold. Or the balance between number of listings vs numnber of sales. I assume less people are selling and more are buying right now

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