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Wood you…..consider WOOD?

March 31, 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has several select wooden-hulled boats in its brokerage inventory.
Would you consider wood? Don’t be so quick to say “no.” The fact is that you can get a lot of boat for your dollar when purchasing wood. Today’s market finds many wooden vessels being offered at astounding prices — in many cases these boats have been thoroughly and lovingly upgraded and are offered at a fraction of their recent cost to upgrade. Sure, a wooden boat will require an attentive maintenance program to maintain its condition. But with a huge savings on the purchase side that commitment to maintenance can be more easily tolerated.  The right wooden boat can provide a long, happy and successful boating future!

Take this beautiful Matthews 40 Sedan for example. She has been routinely, professionally and meticulously maintained and upgraded. From 2004-2005 it has had all new electrical, electronics, vacu-flush system, sinks, counters, floors, fabrics, foams, lighting…….and the list continues. The asking price for this 40 foot classic beauty…….$59,000! Compare that to any 40’  fiberglass vessel as extensively equipped and you’ll expect to spend considerably more.

Below is a list of superior wooden boats offered at exceptional prices relative to recent investments. Click on each for full specifications and up to 80 standardized large format photos.

Nordlund 52 Pilothouse Trawler
Rosborough 46 Pilothouse Ketch
Alden 42 Schooner
Matthews 40 Sedan Classic Motor Yacht

Wood offers more than classic beauty. Here are links to a couple of brief, informative articles comparing wood and fiberglass:

http://www.artisanboatworks.com/resources/why-wood/wood-vs-fiberglass-by-doug-hylan
http://www.ezilon.com/articles/articles/2769/1/The-Advantages-of-Purchasing-a-Wooden-Sailboat

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