I looked at a 33ft Roamer last weekend. Wasn't in nearly as good of shape as I'd hopped, infact it may need pretty much everything. The guy was looking to get $9k out of it. It's been in storage for 10 years. After looking at it it has some rust through on the hull, not alot, but it's there, both transmissions apper to be locked up, it doesn't have the original motors in it, but still GM small blocks, couldn't run the enines as they're winterized and the batteries are dead. However I suspect they are most likely cracked from freezing as I found a riser that had cracked. Couldn't check the electrical system as I said the batteries where dead and the seller didn't want to hook up a/c power as I think he was worrried about possible fire after sitting so long. It has the original steel fuel and water tanks, which I'm sure at nearly 50 years old need to be replaced. The hull needs to be spot pained above the waterline at the least, but really could use to be completely repainted, below the waterline I would certainly blast and repaint. The interior is decent. So basically I feel it would be a shell and require mostlikely a complete rebuilt of all the mechanical components, which is fine at the right price as I'm fully capable of mecanical work. I was hoping it would be much more water ready, but it's not lol. I really like the layout and lines of the boat, but it's obviously a project. Anyways, I've always heard an old boat is basically worth what the engines are, and if they're shot, that would be zero. I offered $800 as that's what the scrap steel would be worth, not that I would scrap it, but had to start somewhere. I haven't heard back, pretty sure that just ticked the guy off. What would you pay for a shell of a boat?