With all that is going on these days with social distancing, and marinas closed or partially closed and boat ramps being shut down, it has created a very uncertain market. Boats are still selling and rates have maintained their low levels with very minor changes. All of this uncertainty has created a buyers market. Boats on average are selling below market value and if you are patient and willing to make multiple offers on different boats there is great value to be gained. We have been working deals on boats avg list 260’s and they are selling in the 215-220 range or even lower. This is a small dip below normal but it is creating a slow drop in boat prices.
Things you need to know– Patience is a major factor in some of these deals as we are having difficulty delivering or even surveying some of these boats. We are working hard to overcome these obstacles but you must remain patient and sometimes that means our contracts are abnormally long or may contain clauses for marina openings etc.
We are here for you – We know the struggles first hand and we are here to answer every question and there are no bad questions. Honestly you are spending a lot of money during an uncertain time in our country and you like all the others want to feel comfortable making such an investment during these times. This is where our knowledge of the industry and our years worth of contacts and friends in the business come in handy. We are here for you.
Better times are coming – Very soon we will all be getting back to normal and picking up the pieces. Stay positive and help your friends and family through this difficult time. Stay safe and healthy and let’s get back to boating!
Captain – Darren Diaz
Jupiter Marine Sales
Pompano fishing has been on fire lately. With the winds finally calming down the pomps have made their usual journey through the treasure coast. I have recently gone down to 25lb floro from my usual 30lb for surf rigs due to clear water conditions. You can get away with 15lb if the waves are very small. The lighter you go the better the bite. Some guys are using 15lb and having great success throwing 4 oz sputnik sinkers on double hook rigs.
I personally throw a 6 oz sputnik with the 25lb setup and 40lb braid. The braid makes a world of difference for spinning reels for distance casting. I typically use sand flea flavored fish bites as they seem to work best but shrimp and clam have worked good lately too. Don’t be afraid to toss a short rod right in the surf too because this year there have been a lot of quality fish right in the break. Look for shoals and sand bars and set up right off the edges of these structures. Good Luck