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Old 19-06-2012, 11:14   #1
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Where to buy a boat

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Will be usefull hear our opinion about next topic. I'm planning to buy my first yacht and make first cruise (2-3 month) in Mediterranean sea. My budget strict, so I'm going on 21-25 ft boat in 5000-7000 euro range. First i planned to buy it in Italy and sail around Italy coasts and islands and maybe till Greece. But I see that same boats cost 1000-2000 less in Spain and even more cheaper - in Holland. All these regions unknow for me, and for now I have only coastal sailing expirience in very calm waters. So my question is it good idea to go to Holland and make all the way to Med.? I'm feeling no ready for this trip now, specialy in North sea... And if I will put a Holland aside, Spain-Italy-Greece root seems real to do with short expirience and small vessel? Other issue - registrations. Where could I check what demands for small boats needs for blue-water passages?
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Old 19-06-2012, 12:42   #2
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Go and get a it cheap in Holland and make for where ever you want to go..bet there are some deals in Greece!
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Old 19-06-2012, 12:55   #3
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Strange you see cheaper boats in Holland. I keep seeing cheaper boats in the med as Tropicalscape says like Greece.

It's an awful long way from Holland to the Med even through the canals, buy a boat out there.

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Old 20-06-2012, 15:43   #4
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Thanks for replies!
I'm in Greece now, don't see much bargains (maybe in 100K+ category it is, not in low price).
And you right, Pete7, from Holland to Med., except miles, all the way beating against wing.
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Re: Where to buy a boat

It is possible to go by the canals from Holland to the Med, thus missing the long sail across the Bay of Biscay. In an boat up to 25 ft this would be my choice of route.
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I would not buy in Spain. Most boats for sale here are either horribly overpriced or c(bad word) - UV, rain and complete lack of proper maintenance make finding a good deal a tough job.

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Old 21-06-2012, 15:57   #7
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Mexdon and barnakel, thanks for advice. One more question: to find peer for sailing the crewfinders.com is a ultimate source, or there is some others?
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Mexdon and barnakel, thanks for advice. One more question: to find peer for sailing the crewfinders.com is a ultimate source, or there is some others?
NAUTYCAL | Find a Crew™ - Worldwide

Desperate Sailors | Home which is more like a dating site, but may be worth a try.
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Old 25-06-2012, 13:30   #9
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This kind of date I didn't try before, maybe it worth :-/
Thanks for link!
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An Oceanis 37.3 Ex charter just got sold here for 42,000 Euro's, German buyer sailed it away today had little extras and was at end of charter lease however spend another 40K or so on it and you would have a reasonable yacht with lots of new electronics etc......

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