Each make is shown for a period of ten
years of production with each model
individually. Current retail valuations are based on make, age,
condition and proven demand. Estimated
valuations are given in two columns - Retail and Trade - defined as
For motors in exceptionally fine condition for their age,
should normally be covered by a guarantee after purchase. The valuation
VAT at the current rate of
15% on the
difference between purchase and selling price.
For the above motors is set at 30% below the Retail price. Dealers will
no doubt calculate this value against the 'deal' they are working upon
and the profit margin they wish to achieve.
All valuations are for outboards used predominately in fresh water.
Valuations for outboards used in salt water can be anything from 5% -
10% lower, dependent upon condition.
It must be emphasised that no price is claimed by the Publishers as final
or absolute. Values of outboard motors and PWC's will always
depend upon the interaction of the condition of each machine and
varying pressures upon the buyer and seller. Each Marine Dealer
will always make their own assessment of both retail and
trade-in prices, taking account of all variables including their
risk in clearing the motor traded-in, the burden of the
guarantee that they give, plus their own determination to remain
The following signs or abbreviations
are used within this publication:
fuel injection FS/4S Four
season has seen dramatic changes in the UK marine trade, second hand
values of outboards and PWC’s being badly affected in some sectors of
the market. The poor summer weather, along with the declining economy,
have seen second hand sales drop significantly. Nonetheless there are
areas of the market, including lower value and lower powered outboards,
which have remained relatively stable according to the information
dealers have fed back to us.
coming season is likely to be depressed compared to a couple of seasons
ago, though if good weather prevails during the crucial selling season,
then it is quite possible that some parts of the marine trade, at least,
will enjoy a more optimistic time. The other factor which will doubtless
heavily affect matters is the cost of fuel and providing the current
trend back to more acceptable levels prevails, then the marine trade
might hope to maintain some stability in second hand sales.