Used Holiday Mansion Houseboats - Any good deals out there?
by Ron & Suzanne
(Panama City, Florida)
A popular Holiday Mansion - Coastal Barracuda model
Looking for used Holiday Mansion houseboats, and are there any good deals out there? We Love this site. My wife and I are trying to find a good worthy used houseboat.
The problem is we only have @ $11,000 for our budget. We would love to get a Holiday Mansion Coastal Barracuda model, or something that could take a little hard weather. We want to travel between New England in the summer, and back to our home in Florida after the summer.
Please no major projects boats. Fix it upper is ok, but no major problems please. Anyone out there please keep your eyes open and please let us know if you know of something we might be interested in. Our budget is only $11,000. We have a little room to move but not much.
We are both retired, and my wife is in the finish line of her retirement. We live in the area of Panama City Florida but can travel a little for a good deal.
We have lived in the same area for over 15 years. We are not fly by night people. We also read this site all the time and figured if anyone can help us find what we need the people who are on this forum could.
We wish you all happy holidays.
Thanks very much, Ron & Sue.
Reply - Answer
Well Ron and Sue, congratulations on your decision to buy a houseboat, and the Holiday Mansions have a good reputation.
In regards to finding good lower priced used houseboats, well it does require some searching, and before you know it, and good one falls in your lap.
I would have a look at our houseboat classifieds page
to get some names of popular Web sites advertising used houseboats. From there it is just a question of scanning, comparing and inquiring.
Many times people don't think about looking locally at the marinas in the area, since many people selling lower priced houseboats may not invest in advertising and solely rely on a "For Sale" sign. Another advantage of locally is that the houseboat doesn't have to be transported since this can add up quickly.
In respect to your price range or budget, the one tip that I would recommend is to have any potential purchase inspected by a marine surveyor, to be sure that you are not getting into a bigger financial investment than you had planned.
Do let us know if you buy a good house boat, and come back and post a picture and some tips to help your fellow new houseboaters in the same predicament.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their buying a used houseboat experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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