Cost of buying a sailboat
Each year, we research the average listing price of all types of boats by comparing thousands of listing prices. This provides us with reliable and detailed pricing data, so we can give you straightforward and up-to-date information on the average cost of sailboats.
Buying a sailboat
There's a boat for every budget
A new monohull costs on average $250,000. Second-hand boats are 56% cheaper at $111,000. However, there are a ton of cheaper second-hand boats available, costing way less. I once found a decent sailboat on Craigslist for just $1,500.
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New vs. used
You can get bargains if you know where to look
Second-hand sailboats are a lot more affordable, but they do require more maintenance, especially around the 15-20 year mark where you may need to replace sails and rigging.
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Worth it depending on your demands
Catamarans are more expensive, but also more comfortable. A typical new catamaran costs $751,000 on average, while second-hand cats costs anywhere from $203,000-$690,000. Again, there are cats available for way less, starting from $6,000.
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Also called a tender
Dinghies cost $2,000 - $7,000 on average, but they can start from $200 if you're not particularly picky.