Well maybe not really ugly boats, but we do like to buy boats that need a little bit of fixing up. One of the things that we have had success with over the years is buying boats that just need a little makeover or have some minor damage and maybe small mechanical fixes. Others have seen our success with our boat projects so they often ask about it. We get a lot of compliments on all the boat projects. Some people come up to us and say oh you are the people with the nice boat I have heard about. The fun thing is that if they saw the boat when we bought it, they maybe wouldn’t have thought it was ugly but it certainly wouldn’t have drawn compliments or turned any heads. A boat wrap doesn’t just automatically add value. It’s gotta be the right boat and it’s has to the the right wrap design.
Friends and acquaintance reach out to me for advice. I laugh because I am not sure why they ask, I swear they never take my advice and they aren’t willing to “buy the ugly boat”. Just like house flipping you are suppose to buy the ugliest on the block and when you buy, you also don’t want to over improve the area or in a boat’s case it’s age. Over the years I’ve learned what improvements bring a good return on investment and what things don’t. We love boats, and our family loves boating and there is something so wonderful about bringing a boat back to life. I can’t say that I have had success with giving anyone advice on buying a good project boat, they seem to listen but they never follow my advice. I often stick to sport boats because I know the market and a good friend who does the same with fishing boats says the same thing. Everyone wants to know the secrets of getting a good deal on a boat but no one ever follows the advice.