"wanted" is the term........ he sprayed 20K in paint and thoroughly used the boat. Got excited with the prospect of using the boat for free while passing the used boat onto someone else to fix. Wife was pressuring for a Searay cruiser but that has subsided for now. For a few years in years past the concept was easy, buy and use it and in the meantime the manufacturer raises the MSRP 25% in a couple years and suddenly your used boat is worth what you paid for it since the price of a new one skyrocketed. The inverse relationship is happening now, the newer boats can be had cheaper than the older ones since they "overpaid" in the white hot used boat market.
He stroked a check for the boat and it sits on the lift at his free and clear ICW home so when the time comes to sell it the guy with the green money offer will get the boat and the title in the same afternoon.