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Old 13-09-2016, 16:35   #31
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Re: Questions to ask Owner when considering purchase

Before I traveled to see the boat I bought, I made a list of questions. I sent the questions to my buyer-broker who sent them to the listing-broker who sent them on to the seller.

Most of the questions were clearing up discrepencies on the listing sheet (i.e. listing said AC and engine-driven refrigeration -- elsewhere said 24VDC refrigeration. clarify?) or whether the vessel was US duty paid.

When I went to see the boat, I stayed for two full days and went over everything on the boat thoroughly. From this I developed another set of questions. Same process.

Then I went over the comparables with the buyer-broker. I did my analysis on comparables with the buyer-broker. We turned that into a rationale for the offer and start of negotiations.

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Old 14-09-2016, 03:38   #32
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Re: Questions to ask Owner when considering purchase

If I got serious, I would ask to see the maintenance log. What, no log? uhm, now get cautious. Obviously I have always kept such a log.

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