Ballad price new?

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Tom
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Ballad price new?

Post by Tom » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:58 pm

Does anyone know what the ballad would have cost new in the 70's? Mine didn't have the first bill of sale but it would be interesting to know.

Tom
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Re: Ballad price new?

Post by peterohman » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:14 pm

1972 71000 SEK
1974 95000 SEK
1977 136000 SEK
1980 175000 SEK
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Re: Ballad price new?

Post by MarkRyan1981 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:54 am

What ho Tom, hope you are enjoying your canary Ballad :). I think Triola was originally purchased for £7k in 1971, so in todays money about £100k to buy new :lol:

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Re: Ballad price new?

Post by Tom » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:30 pm

Thanks for the replies! That was the sort of money I was thinking, thank god for old boats otherwise I would still be looking, wishing and dreaming.

As always, itching to get a sail but lots of things to do over the winter!
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Re: Ballad price new?

Post by Bob McGovern » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:39 pm

Hi Tom. To confirm, Yachting Monthly's review puts the Ballad's UK 'standard price' at £6570 (afloat Harwich), with a YM 'Index price' of £7203. That was in 1973, so that would represent +/- £61000 in today's money according to:

http://www.moneysorter.co.uk/calculator ... calculator

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Re: Ballad price new?

Post by MarkRyan1981 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Seems cheap doesn't it? £61k? Look at the price of a modern Swedish HR: http://www.hallberg-rassy.com/yachts/pr ... -for-sale/

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