Buying and Selling

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By now you probably have a pretty good idea of how much money you have to spend on your boat. But do you know how you will need to spend it? The price of the boat is just the first expense. Insurance, storage, maintenance are all factors that must be considered when tallying the total cost of owning a boat.Insurance is the first of those factors that we will consider. Because insurance is a subject best left to experts, I have consulted with several. They have offered good, comprehensive information, which you can read about over the next few months. Yes...

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After-survey negotiations are a difficult and trying job for everyone involved, from the yacht broker to the buyer and seller.  Why?  Because buyers and sellers often lose sight of the fact that every yacht-no matter the condition-has a value.  And determining what that value is...well, that is where the friction comes in.Inexperienced buyers might claim that a catamaran "failed survey," reject it and end up back on the market. In truth, very few yachts actually fail survey unless they are salvage jobs. And if they don't fail, what happens...

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SHOPPING FOR A CATAMARAN ON THE INTERNET? HERE ARE 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A YACHT BROKER IS THE BROKER YOU ARE CONSIDERING A TRUE EXPERT IN CATAMARANS OR TRIMARANS? Many brokerage companies claim to offer “buyer brokerage” services, but their brokers are not Multihull experts. Any yacht broker who sells a powerboat one day and a single hulled sailboat the next cannot be a true “buyer broker.” At The Multihull Company every broker is a true expert – all we do, year-in and year-out, is sell...

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You’re finally ready to view firsthand the boat of your dreams after months of shopping with your broker, and educating yourself on the market and the models.But what should you be looking for? How can you properly gauge the condition of a used boat?First things first: What is your first impression of the boat?  First inspections can be tricky, so you will want to take note of the basics right away.  How does she feel to you?  Try to get a feeling for whether the boat would work for you based on layout, features, amenities, etc.  Then...

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The purchase of a new boat, damage assessment and condition valuation are all reasons to have a small vessel or private pleasure craft surveyed. What do you need to know to get the most out of the process and information provided? We asked three professional Caribbean-based marine surveyors for their expert opinions. "One of the most common reasons for requesting a survey is at purchase," says Bob Goodchild, of Flyingfish Ventures Ltd., in St. Georges, Grenada. "This is where the surveyor is acting for the purchaser when the owner's insurance company...

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