me likey that boat.It's true that toys are usually the first to go in troubled times, however passion always runs high with these things, and people are always going to have a hard time parting with them. The fuel price issue is going to keep the boat market in turmoil- many people are selling because of this to pursue other interests. Several people I boated with have already sold their boats to buy motorcycles or vintage cars.
It is no doubt a buyers market. There is no reason to give book value for a performance boat in these times. We are currently rethinking our position about purchasing one at all for now; we have a small single-engine cruiser that's good on fuel, plus several other boats for skiing and fishing as well as a few jet skis laying around, and thankfully all are paid for. At this point, getting out on the water is still possible for us without laying out any money for anything BUT fuel.
If I were in the market right now, this is one I'd be hot on- it's going to go in the $25K+ range- someone's going to get a great 28 if they step up.