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Old 06-04-2009, 04:53   #1
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where to look online for East coast boat?

Hi,
I'm an Aussie. I've just sold out of my business and want to buy a boat on the East coast of the US. Is there a main site where all the brokers list? In Australia we have Boat Point which aggregates for all the broker sites.
Is there an equivalent in the US?
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:59   #2
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New and Used Yachts for Sale - YachtWorld.com

This would be the one to use if you only use just one. These are all and only broker sold boats. It should keep you busy. It also has a great search tool.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:15   #3
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If you want a very knowledgeable broker in NY area who has been sailing for 40 yrs, lives aboard, runs a boat yard / marina, races and has many trophies, imports Le Comte PM for contact info. Great all around guy and he just sold a boat to a man in Bermuda.
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Hi JMB,

You will find boats scattered pretty much all over the east coast of the US but most concentrated in 3-4 areas.

south Florida - Miami-Ft Lauderdale
mid coast - Annapolis-Washington DC
northeast/New England - this is spread out from NJ up to Boston for the most part including Newport and Connecticut
Gulf Coast, mainly Tampa-St Pete area and Houston.

Otherwise there are boats everywhere in between from Maine to Key West and around to the Texas-Mexico border. The four areas above will have the most in the smallest area to keep your travel down. The suggestion to search on yachtworld.com is where I would start.

Good luck in your search.

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Boats.com has a search engine that lets you narrow your search to the US East coast. That's where I found my boat.
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My broker who found me a CL41 is in Fort Lauderdale and he was great to say least

I am happy camper, PM me if you are interested in getting his email.
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Check out www.roguewaveyachtsales.com
They are a small specialty broker in Annapolis, MD and they only deal with high-quality cruising sailboats
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New Boats And Used Boats For Sale By Owner And From Dealers These guys have a lot of listings in South Florida by brokers & owners. I would suggest that S Florida will be where you find the best deals and the slimiest brokers and sellers, so hunt well, ask a lot of questions, and expect to be lied to. I would also highly recommend Craigslist, which is mostly private sellers.
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New Boats And Used Boats For Sale By Owner And From Dealers These guys have a lot of listings in South Florida by brokers & owners. I would suggest that S Florida will be where you find the best deals and the slimiest brokers and sellers, so hunt well, ask a lot of questions, and expect to be lied to. I would also highly recommend Craigslist, which is mostly private sellers.
My goodness. What a cynical attitude. You have been living in S Florida for too long. You need to get over to the islands for a little underwater R&R.
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My goodness. What a cynical attitude. You have been living in S Florida for too long. You need to get over to the islands for a little underwater R&R.
True that. S Florida gets at you after awhile. A little cruise would be just what the doctor ordered. Of course, we were struck by lightning Weds while I was out of town and so now have to work on wiring instead of getting the cabin sole back in, so that probably adds to the bad attitude.

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Thanks!

Thanks all, great info. I'm already looking at Yacht world. I'll PM for those contacts too. I've got a bunch of other questions about transfer of title, registrations etc and my intended plans, but I'll search before posting them.

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