Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-06-2009, 11:32   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texada Island BC
Boat: Tartan 37 Adios III
Posts: 86
Of course, but I think the brokers contractual duty is to the seller, and this is important to understand. Actually a bit counter intuiitive as the broker will probably develop a relationship with the purchaser as he will look at many boats with them and may never meet the sellers.
__________________

__________________
daedaluscan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2009, 21:55   #17
Moderator
 
Boracay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pelican Bay, Great Sandy National Park
Boat: Steel Roberts Offshore 44
Posts: 5,175
Images: 18
Taking it easy...

If your plan is to leave in 2010 then you may have left your run a little late.

Looking at 80-100 boats is not unusual, and they each take 2-6 hours. The advantage in this is that by the time you get to boat #60 you know the brokers pretty well.

Buying a good boat for $70k is for 4 people going to be a challenging exercise, particularly living away from the water. Don't forget that at least an additional 50% (or $35k for a $70k boat) needs to be budgeted for repairs, maintenance, upgrades and improvements.

You really need more money or more time, preferably both.
__________________

__________________
Rust never sleeps
Boracay Blog.
Boracay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-06-2009, 00:14   #18
Wayfaring Mariner
 
captain58sailin's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Homer, AK is my home port
Boat: Skookum 53'
Posts: 4,045
Images: 5
I would echo, the advice here. I would caution you not to fall in love with any particular boat (one of my failings), and try to look at the vessel with an objective eye and don't gloss over the imperfections, rather use them as a bargaining points. I would also advise you that as good as one particular deal may look, there will be another one to come along. I would also advise you the advice is usually worth what it costs. Do find a good surveyor, and he may be able to recommend a good engine surveyor. It will be money well spent.
All the best on your search, that is half the fun, the pleasure of the journey is in the going.
__________________
" Wisdom; is your reward for surviving your mistakes"
captain58sailin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-06-2009, 17:33   #19
Registered User
 
tntonboard's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manteo, NC
Boat: CSY 44 Walkover
Posts: 23
Send a message via Skype™ to tntonboard
learning lots

Thanks everyone for the advice and guidance. I spent a good part of the day yesterday looking at boats with a broker that I found nearby. He took the time to listen to my needs and then proceeded to show me boats that were more geared towards educating me on what to look for and what was realistically available. I'm looking forward to looking at more and making it happen.

Thanks again.

Steve
__________________

__________________
tntonboard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So. Cal. Broker jpcraw Monohull Sailboats 1 29-01-2009 12:37
Buyers Broker sailorboy1 Dollars & Cents 12 07-01-2009 15:13
How do I find a broker? kevingy Dollars & Cents 17 28-11-2008 15:15
Recommend a broker? Fishman Multihull Sailboats 6 27-11-2007 23:52



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.