The year 2021 was a golden year for the used boat market, so much so that there was hardly anything around in the summer. If you want to sail smoothly in 2022, the time to buy is now. For lovers of motor boats, an event is underway,
organized by Wondike, the Italian reality expert in online auctions of luxury goods such as boats. There are 17 motor boats for sale at auction right now. Let’s look at the four most interesting ones from 8 to 17 meters.
SEA RAY 315 SUNDANCER | 8.72 m
If you are looking for an easy-to-handle powerboat with a good balance of exterior and interior, this nearly 9-meter powerboat is for you. Classic design, an interesting cockpit aft, and a bow sundeck accessed through the windshield. If desired, it can also function as a small cruiser since below deck it has two cabins and sleeps up to 5. Accessories, in addition to the gas stove, include television and microwave. Motorization sees two inboard gasoline engines of 223 horsepower each. Click here to read more
Visits Sea Ray 315 Sundancer | To be determined
Airon 388 | 11.23 m
Classic lines for a powerboat from a historic shipyard, Airon Marine, on Lake Como. This 11-meter combines a large aft cockpit with a forward cockpit. These two areas remain clearly separated, leaving privacy on board. Below deck are three cabins with sleeping accommodations for 6 people and two bathrooms. The motorization is given by two 2005 Volvo Penta KAD 300/DP-G diesel inboards with about 1,000 engine hours. Click here to read more
AIRON Visits 388 | September 28 – morning (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
FX43 Power | 12 m
Finding such a catamaran on the market is a real bargain. New reaches really big numbers, so a used (2019) one like this is certainly a good fit. Built by Delta Catamarans, it is a 12-meter motor yacht with 4 cabins and 8 berths. In short, ideal for setting out to cruise all the seas you want to cross. Equipped with two 170-horsepower Volvo Penta D3 diesel engines with only 50 engine hours, it meets all the typical advantages of catamarans: low fuel consumption, maximum stability and plenty of space on board. Click here to read more
Visits FX43 Power | September 29 | All Day
Blue Bay 63 | 17.19 m
From the famous Baia shipyard a treat for all powerboat enthusiasts. It is called Azzurra 63 and is a 17-meter from 2000 with 3 cabins plus a crew cabin. At birth it was the middle model in the Neapolitan shipyard’s range, but even then at the top in performance propelled by the 2,000-horsepower MTU 12V183TE92s with Arneson transmissions. Thoroughbred numbers for an otherwise spacious boat, both fore and aft, ideal for fast cruising in the Mediterranean. Click here to read more
Visits Bay 63 | Sept. 30 | Morning (hours 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Do you want to see the 17 powerboats up for auction on Wondike right now? Click here
Boats at auction, also a trend in Italy
Overseas, the phenomenon of selling through auctions for cars, boats or whatever assets you can think of is widespread, just think of the success of companies like RM Sotheby’s or Catawiki. In Italy, for boats, it was less so. At least until Yari Becattini and Andrea Valente started Wondike.
The world of used boats often has a problem: finding product information for both sellers and buyers. Often a specific model for sale circulates on various portals, dispersed in the meanders of the web. Or even already sold for years. This does not happen when you go to the auction with Wondike:
– Wondike offers an initial phase of data research on the boat to be sold, through the help of specialists who gather material, verify the documents/condition of the asset, and coordinate the photo shoot. If the boat is okay, we move on to publish the asset in the “Showcase.” Customers are given the opportunity to make an assessment by choosing one of 5 proposed dynamic amounts. The assessment is non-binding. Once the boat is on the “market” feedback is collected, which is then compiled into a report for the seller: phone calls, offers received, and interest generated.
– If the first phase has generated interest, we move on to phase two. An auction with a base (starting) price and a reserve price, that is, the minimum price that must be reached for the boat to sell. During this phase the boat is exclusive because if the reserve price is reached the boat is “awarded” and therefore cannot be for sale on other sites. If the reserve price is not reached, they are not sold. At this stage, a deposit is asked of participants to ensure that the buyer does not offer sums of money he or she cannot afford.
– The number of annual auction events is limited, which helps to avoid the scattering of units that occurs in many marketplaces.
– The auction then allows you to get ratings and/or bids from the market quickly.
– Transparency allows multiple interested parties to compete, knowing at all times the last price offered and giving them a chance to raise.
– Wondike’s project also decided to rely on a proven network of brokers, appraisers, marine agencies and law firms ready to assist clients at every stage of the process.