Hello there, once again.
Forgive me for these "unusual naive" questions, but when wandering arround in used boat
sites I have found extraordinary (nearly absurd) price
differences in the same boat, for different countries.
This difference is obviously understood with "new" boats, but I´m talking about the old ones... the ones with a few (two digit experience) years on their sails
, and wich are selling for completely different prices (in general speaking, of course).
For instance, how is it possible that boats in Florida
and GA cost ONE THIRD
less than their twin brothers in other parts
of the world (and US included)?
For instance, I can find a used (ok, VERY used) boat in these parts
for, say, 4K.... but in europe
or south america
i have to buy the same boat (and in the same condition) for about 12k !
I´m European (portuguese, by the way
) and currently living in south America
, after a long stay in Africa
... but it seems that the only place where a "normal" citizen (meaning with absolutely no friends in the right places) can buy a bargain boat... is the USA?! Why is it?
Are the used boats all being shipped to the US for a quicker sell