Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Buyer Beware

We came back from our 10 day jaunt around the Virgin Islands convinced that we might, indeed, have cruising in our future. But, of course, we were not ready to start looking for boats or anything. So, we waited 3 or 4 days before actually contacting our broker in Annapolis and setting up appointments to look at 3 boats.

The real surprise was a Valiant 42 named 'Saving Grace'. Absolutely gorgeous lines, looks brand new outside. One look at her and we started to fall in love.

However, a little research on the internet back in the hotel turned up an interesting fact that the listing agent decided to withhold from the listing and our broker. 'Saving Grace' (formerly 'Grace') had ended up on the seawall in Galveston during Hurricane Ike, was purchased by someone, sent back to the Valiant factory for restoration and re-floated. Seems like that could be important information to share.

Buyer - Beware. Gotta love the internet.

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