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PHOTO: The Duvauchelle boat shed sold under the hammer for $255,000.

According to ONEROOF a quaint boat shed in a premium position on the Akaroa Harbour has sold under the hammer for $255,000 after two buyers were left battling it out for the rare opportunity.

The Bayleys auction for one of the more neutral-coloured Duvauchelle boat sheds opened on Thursday at $30,000 before eventually selling for $255,000 (more than the list price of some Auckland studio apartments).

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There were eight registered bidders at the auction, but not all got the chance to put their hands up.

Once the boat shed was announced on the market at $170,000, just two buyers continued to fight for it.

The boat shed was marketed as being a rare opportunity to secure a boat shed in a premium location.

Along with petrol storage for easy refuelling, water collection tank from the roof and electric winch, the boat shed also can with a treasure trove of accumulated “nuts, bolts, bits and pieces” except for the boat.


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Bayleys Akaroa salesperson Chris Mangels, who marketed the property with Phillipa Linton, said it was an awesome result.

There were not many boatsheds available in Akaroa and they were seldomly available publicly, he said. Most were either sold to friends or neighbours or sometimes sold with properties.

“It’s often the case that you hear of them being transferred without even knowing they are available.”

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The buyer owned property in the area, he said, and understood it was an excellent thing to hold and there was not a huge amount available.

“They are not making any more of them,” he said.

The Duvauchelle boat shed sold under the hammer for $255,000.

Boat sheds in Duvauchelle rarely come up for sale. Photo / Supplied

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