Yes, I was putting a max valuation of $60,000 for the houseboats, which leaves $40,000 value being placed on the business. This leaves a lot of room for negotiation. They might take $60,000 cash. The location is good for local traffic from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale doing weekend rentals. The recession has resulted in a lot of people travelling close to home. Are the boats diesel? If so, they could run on bio-diesel, filtered used vegetable oil from the restaurants, which is a green selling point and a lot cheaper than diesel, even free in a lot of cases. It could work with good marketing. I’m not impressed with the web site – a lot of room for improvement for SEO optimization. Can the bosts cruise to Key West and back? It could be used as a berth of convenience to add more boats, with some always away from the slips.
For that money, they’d (the houseboats) better be in good running order, engines and everything. I doubt that they have diesels. Usually, with houseboats, they drop diesels in the big ones, from 45′ LOA up. I will call and ask few questions and get back to you with a PM.
with 2 breakwater modules in triangular configuration , tip pointing to main wave direction , you can rent out the calm waterspace of the triangle as “breakwater marina camp ground” – floating platforms, houseboats welcome…beer bait tackle available.