Only three Twisters being offered for sale on the website when I checked today. I don't remember seeing so few listed.
Is this a sign that people are hanging on to theirs or are has "panic buying" set in and they are flying off the shelves?
Actually I wonder if for various reasons, owning a Twister has become even more appealing. Apart from its great reputation and low running costs, very few boats from the same era can look quite so good on the water as a Twister. A healthy Association is also very appealing to potential buyers.
As Godfrey Stonham. late owner of Edith Rose, used often to say when we stood gazing at our Twisters in Emsworth : "There's not a bad line in them!"
How right he was.
Yes, the market has been very active this year. I think COVID has played its part...as it has done in sales of tents, caravans and mobile homes.
I know of at least one more that is for sale and not listed. She is priced keenly.
Not all Owners are Members of the Association. There are some that want to sell and choose not to enter their Twister in apparent competition with others on the website. These days, I don't think that argument washes. It's not difficult to find the website. There is no reason why a seller should not employ a broker to aid the sale. If the seller is far from the boat that will surely help. There is also no reason why a seller should try the website first or that a broker should place an advert on the site. It's not expensive.
I do know that, over the years, the first contact for a sale of a Twister has been through the website for at least 70% of sales. Twisters for Sale is, on average, visited by 44 people a day.
Yes, the COVID thing has generally significantly stimulated the second hand boat market...this is reported by all involved. Probably, there is no better COVID safe place than 5 miles off shore in your family bubble.
Scarlet lady has been for sale for 2 years, only had 2 people view her, yet over 100 enquiries, problem has been she is on bute, brokers told me no one will go to bute to view her, we'll today I had a viewer from Cork, at least one serious buyer
Scarlet Lady is not advertised on the website. That has a very wide reach. It’s worth trying. I have today received an enquiry from someone based on the Clyde looking to purchase an all glass Twister. I’ve emailed you but publish this because it does show that the website is worth using.