10 Feb What to look for when buying a 2000 – new video to help you
As sponsor of the 2000 class Millenium Series, West Country Boat Repairs have been repairing, buying and selling 2000s for many years, including acting as a broker for sailors looking to buy or sell their boats. We know what the common issues are, which are serious and which superficial.
In this first of two videos published on our West Country Boat Repairs YouTube Channel we share our experience with you, talking you through checking over the main hull including basics such as how to determine the age of the boat (it’s not as simple as the sail number!) and covering the common class-specific issues, such as colour-fade, cracking around the shroud u-bolt and damage to the underside of the bow area. We discuss the cost of repairs, so that you can work out what you might need to spend on a boat and if it is value for money.
Please don’t be put off by the discussion! 2000s are really good, well-built boats, they’re every rugged and you are safe buying an old boat that’s been well looked after and will not have the issues discussed – they last well and do their job in their niche perfectly.
We hope you find the video useful, if you need any more guidance or help, we recommend the 2000 Class Association, they have an excellent website and facebook page and the sailors are always willing to help you – please support them by joining once you have your boat.
For those who would like a bit of help we have our brokerage service
- Selling – we can help you value your boat, get it ready for sale by fixing any issues, and finding a buyer for it
- Buying – if you are a bit wary of what to look for and what makes a boat good value, we can source and check out boats for you