Originally Posted by Boracay
If I may be excused for reading between the lines is it possible that you are seeking a long distance bargain?
Yeah! I'm not writing the post for the health
benifits to my fingers! ( the 2 that I type with)
I'm heading out with the girly-whirly-female-shelia-cobber-digger-mate who refuses point blank to go up the Red Sea on account of head
winds and pirates and refuses to go via the Cape because of headwinds and Cricketers, so we wanna buy a boat in the USA or nearby and sail it to Europe
via the Azores
(because she thinks it sounds romanitc).
The only amount of dollars saved in buying
in the USA is the freight of a yacht which you so interestingly hit on the head
for a 36-40 footer being about $50,000.
So yes theres a savings in that end. However theres lots of money
to be deducted in the international search. Short term accomodation can never be cheap
and the couple in Cruising Helmsmans article went to 6 or more different countries on their search! Knock up the airfare and accomodation for that and the $50k gets nibbled into (then GST when you get home etc).
So yes, I'm looking for a LDLA (Long Distance Love Affair) but I don't want to lob into the USofA to have smiling broker say: "Hi, sorry but that boat doesnt exist, now if you have an extra $50k I can do you this one...."
In all: I'm not looking for a bargain
. I'm looking for a good boat at a good price
that won't sink in the bay after the cheque clears
And I'm not looking for a fixer-upper either (no disrespect to you on your fine job!)
To make matters worse I won't know for a while how much I will have in kitty to splash out!
PS That thunderstorm half an hour ago was so lame, wasnt it?!