If you have already looked at Slapdash or are planning to then without further adieu here’s 8 things we wished we would have said but probably didn’t because we’re lousy sales people:
She’s had full time live-in caretakers. Our boat has taken care of us and we’ve returned the favour. This is a huge advantage Slapdash has over lightly used boats on the market. When something pops up we are there to notice it right away and fix it before it becomes a bigger problem. Consider this; for 5 years we have been in a perpetual state of getting our Gemini 105Mc passage ready. Whether crossing the Atlantic or navigating the infamous Malacca Straight there’s always been another passage on the horizon so we simply haven’t been able to let any maintenance issues slide. Ask around; boats that get used are in better shape.
No surprises. We are the second owners and bought Slapdash from a retired airline pilot and a self confessed neat freak. “Meticulous owners” was an understatement in their case. Maintenance checklists, detailed records and their obvious care gave us immediate confidence. They absolutely pampered this boat for 3 years before passing her on to us. We spent two days with them reviewing their maintenance cycles, systems and general upkeep and adopted their practices and continued the legacy. Since then the boats history has been well documented.
Price. The average market price for used Gemini 105Mc’s from years ranging 2001-2006 right now is $129,240. This was determined by checking the current listings in that range and averaging the list prices. It’s easy to check for yourself. There are cheaper boats (terrible condition) and ones in better condition (listed at 20-50K higher). We have done our homework and are confident that at $118,900 we are offering the best value on a used Gemini on the market today.
Spares and extras. We were in active cruising mode right up to the day we arrived in Annapolis which means that she is in full ‘keep on truckin’ mode. Everything we needed to go another thousand or ten thousand miles was with us. So keep in mind the things that Slapdash comes with: EPIRB, handheld VHF, Honda generator, Kayak, dinghy and engine, hundreds of feet of spare lines, and spares up the ying yang… the list goes on. Thousands and thousands of dollars in extras.
Slapdash deserved to be listed for sale by her owners. We started this DIY trip around the world by researching and buying the boat ourselves, doing all that in between stuff ourselves, and now we would like to finish it by selling her ourselves. You will be dealing with people that know the boat intimately. Saving the broker’s fees and commissions means we have been able to price the boat aggressively. We get a fast sale, and you get a great deal. Easy.
We talked a lot about good maintenance and incredible cleanliness but don’t worry, we’re shallow too. Aesthetics are just as important to us and Slapdash is one sexy kitten. Ever been on a boat and feel like you’re visiting grandmother’s house? Not in this clutter free zone. Slapdash is sharp, modern, clean, and 100% doily free. We like to dinghy out to our boat and feel a sense of pride. No doll collections or other bric-a-brac to clutter up the image of you in here with your stuff. We take a lot of pride in this and you will notice. So will envious neighbors.
It’s a great story; Slapdash is the only Gemini in the world to have been around the world. Check her press in Latitude 38 (June 2012), upcoming SpinSheet, CBC Radio, Jetsetcitizen.com, Interviewwithacruiser.blogspot.com, Calgary Beacon and more. Her incredible adventures have been well documented. Slapdash has very publicly proved herself a capable, strong and FUN boat. Whether you need a holiday home in a nice marina somewhere, and island hopper, coastal cruiser, or big-time passage maker Slapdash has done it all and is ready when you are.
Somebody else will buy Slapdash, soon. We have decided to sell this boat and will. We have new plans and intend to act fast. Slapdash will not sit on the market for months or rot in a boatyard. If you have been considering a sailboat, catamaran, Gemini, and are in the position to buy one now you need to seriously consider getting a look at this boat and making an offer very soon.
2004 Gemini 105Mc
Location: Jabins Yacht Yard; 7310 Edgewood Rd Annapolis MD
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