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Old 14-01-2013, 00:00   #1
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Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

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Old 14-01-2013, 01:03   #2
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

When I brought Boracay the problem wasn't really the websites.

There were two main problems:-
One: The boats were scattered all over the place. It took half a day to look at each one.
Two: Every boat that I looked at bar one had a total cost of purchase price plus maintenance/fixing/upgrades that was more than I could afford. In most cases at least double.

Looking back my regret is that I didn't buy a smaller trailer sailer (say about 22') and learn on that, then fly to the Mediterranean or the Caribbean and buy the boat there.
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Old 14-01-2013, 02:30   #3
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

boatpoint.com.au seems fairly good with many search options.
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I prefer yachthub.com I just find it easier to navigate. Although we are happy with Seatrek, I can't help but sneak a look every couple of days to see what comes on the market
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Old 14-01-2013, 07:11   #5
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

The good boats don't always make it to the web. If you are a serious buyer go to one of the larger brokerages, talk with the brokers until you find one you click with. Then have them track you down your boat, the best boats are sold as soon as they are listed, if listed at the right price. But you need to know what you want. It was a surprise for me to see that there could be so many buyers on the books waiting for a certain boat at a given price.
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

Thanks for the info guys, appreciate it
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:38   #7
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

If you are serious I would scan all the above but boatpoint is usually the best.
The problem with going to a broker they will only sell you what they have on their books not what is best for you.
The statement that good boats don't get to the web is interesting, the market seems a bit down at the moment and is definitely a buyers market.
Good luck with your shopping.
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

Boatpoint has the most listings and is mirrored with Boatsales.
Yachthub is pretty good and mirrored with YachtandBoat.
Most brokers websites are a replica of their listings on the above two in most cases.

Don't forget the other old faithfuls FleaBay, Gumtree and Trading Post, listings are free so it can be a mixed bag regarding 'quality'. Sometimes worth the entertainment value.

I also find it interesting that good boats don't get to web advertising, I would've though that if the boat is that good the buyer would get a higher price if buyers are in competition(?).

What's the 'typical' brokers commission?
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

boatsonline.com.au is the only one I look at. Seems to cover everywhere and a tonne of listings
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Re: Best website for yacht sales in Australia (not Vicsail)?

What are you selling, maybe one of us want it "before it gets on the net"

If you are buying - what are you looking for?
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