A true long-range trawler relies on a continuous duty engine, a powerful machine that runs 24/7 for extended periods of time. This same drive has propelled the JMYS team to carry on nonstop ever since post lock down travel started opening in June of 2020. The last twelve months have seen unprecedented activity, a long and steady run that we were fortunately prepared for and are happily surging along in this wave of momentum.
As we cruise into the second half of 2021, it is encouraging to see more people willing to roam farther from home. The desire to buy a trawler and take off has universal appeal. The number of qualified buyers has increased, but the availability and selection of good, quality trawlers has diminished. It’s a great time to sell, but it can be frustrating if you are eager to make a purchase. For those of you left standing on the dock, don’t feel bad if you have missed out, the tide will swing.
If you do not see what you want in our offerings, remember, JMYS can serve as your trawler advocate to buy any listing if you engage our services. Sometimes we are able to find an off-market trawler for our clients. Jeff likes to remind buyers, “You don’t ever want to be in a rush to buy a slow boat”.
If you have some down time during your search, make the best use of this opportunity and make sure you are ready for ownership when it is your turn. We are doing our best to give each of our loyal clients the attention they deserve; recommending lenders, insurance brokers, marine attorneys and suggesting they consider what they can do to improve their skills and plan their cruising itinerary.
Moving at a slower tempo forces you to become more patient and allows you time to think and anticipate. Steady RPM and economical consumption provide the pace to keep you focused on the big picture and to enjoy the ride, the experience underway can be just as appealing as arrival at your destination.
It’s true, the current sellers’ market has pushed prices higher and the number of trawlers available has been reduced, but at some point, there will be a re-calibration. In the northern hemisphere, July and August are traditionally summer months to enjoy cruising which naturally means fewer boats for sale. By September and October, we hope to see more selection.
TrawlerFest has returned – please consider coming to Newport, RI next month, as well as to Baltimore and Stuart before the end of the year. Getting out and stepping aboard will remind you why you want to own a trawler and rev up your motivation to get on and get gone.
Thank you for watching our videos and spending time on our websites, we welcome your direct contact whenever you want to discuss this lifestyle in more detail. We love what we do and are in this with you for the long haul.