Originally Posted by Rumba
G'day John (and everyone else),
We saw a post of yours on the cruisers forum about surveyors in
Croatia and thought we might flick you a quick message, just wondering if we
could ask some general advice.
We're a Kiwi couple thinking about buying a Oceanis
40 (in Excellent
condition) in Sukosan and will have it surveyed prior to purchasing..
Also wondering if you found any private sale
boats and if you know how that
works here? We have been around all the big marinas
and didn't find any
"For Sale" signs.
Also any advice on how trustworthy the dealers are? we have been told to be
very careful..but nothing specific.
Another concern is using a Dealer "Trust account" to pay for the boat. Can
I ask how did you do the final money
thing? and did you make a deposit
prior to a Survey? into the owners account? or into the brokers "Client"
I've gone through a list of things to check from a Yacht surveyor and found
a couple of things that need attention - Any advice or information on the
quality of the Surveyor? was he experienced - (I think you used Ivica Soso)
- and found things you didn't or was it just a tick list?
Sorry for the list of questions - just we're feeling that it's not as easy
or as honest here as it is in NZ..
Thanks for any info.