Originally Posted by headroom
For 100k USD I could pick up a later model Catalina with lots of extras, as in SE Asia, I would get a much older boat (and design) for the same price
Yes it is certainly the dilemma out here. Add the shipping cost to the 100k and the older boats with a refit
start looking very good.
There is an Elan dealer here in Singapore
and that's a very nice yacht.
I look at the few Hunters, Jeanneus and Bene's out here and think, OK 100k plus refit
and I get a little bigger boat in the 36-39 range.
I routinely keep my eye on Thailand
for boat sales. A also look at Australia
but to sail it up here it would have to be a very special boat.
There is one advantage to sailing them in or shipping them in and that is you are likely to recoup some of the shipping cost. A good boat here gets a premium simply because it is here.
The other issue is 80% of all boats change hands by word of mouth so you have to be plugged in to the community pretty well.