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Old 12-04-2011, 23:03   #1
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Finding, buying, shipping a boat

What do most people do when they find what they think is their ideal boat?
I found what I think I want, its approx 1200 miles away, the boat is listed for approx $14,000 the shipping is approx $2500. It needs some work like bottom paint and cleaned up, its dry docked at the moment. It will most likely need some new equipment, like a VHF. I need to stay total under $20,000.

I know one can't believe all thats written or told. Do you drive or fly to look at the boat? Hire a survey and trust it then negotiate then ship it site unseen? or both? How much is the average survey for a 32 ft motor sailer?

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Old 12-04-2011, 23:16   #2
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Re: Finding, buying, shipping a boat

I recently bought a 33 footer that is 1800 miles from where I live' Found it on the internet, flew to it and organized a survey while I was there, and bought it. I will enjoy the boat on the east coast so I won't deal with shipping. It has been pretty simple so far.
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Old 13-04-2011, 00:53   #3
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Re: Finding, buying, shipping a boat

So you will leave it where it is and fly there to use it? How much did the survey cost?
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