18 April 2012

Hagerty Launches First-Ever Classic Boat Price Guide

Valuation Tools and Resources Focus on Vintage Boats Available to All Boating Enthusiasts


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (April 18, 2012) – Hagerty today announced a new online resource center to help classic boat owners more effectively determine the value of their vessels and understand the vintage marine marketplace. The Classic Boat Price Guide has been compiled by valuation experts utilizing a number of sources including private sales, auction data, insured values and contributions from classic boat dealers.

The first-ever guide is comprised of the most popular classic boats based on input from classic boat dealers and the Hagerty Marine database.  Values and additional information such as production numbers and body type are broken down into marque-specific sections including Chris-Craft, Century, Gar Wood, Lyman and Riva, as well as others.

“Our goal with the Classic Boat Price Guide is to provide a one-stop-shop resource center for vintage boating enthusiasts,” says Carla Gernhofer, Vice President of Hagerty Marine.  “Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or just want to better understand your current vessel, this tool is designed to be a comprehensive resource for classic boat owners and enthusiasts.” 

The Hagerty Classic Boat Price Guide classifies boats into four value ranges, from “Fair” condition to “Bristol” condition.  Values will be continually monitored and updated on a regular basis.  Additional expert content, such as auction analysis and boats to watch, is planned for release in Summer 2012.

To experience the classic boat guide, or for more information, visit www.hagerty.com/valueyourboat.

Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance Agency, Inc.
Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. is the leading insurance agency for classic cars and boats in the nation.   In addition to insurance for qualifying classic and wooden boats Hagerty offers a multitude of resources catering to the needs of classic car and boat enthusiasts including Hagerty Magazine, Hagerty Price Guide, and a youth outreach program called Operation Ignite! geared towards getting young people involved in this industry.  For more information, call (800) 762-2628 or visit www.hagertymarine.com.