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Old 22-01-2015, 05:28   #1
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Buying a new 50ft boat

Hi guys
i was just hoping you could give me an insight as to what i need to do when i buy a new sailboat, around 50ft. I am based in the UK
I am planning on buying a new boat so what will i need for world cruising, in terms of taxes,registration etc...
I will be stopping in many countries so is there any countries you guys have sailed to which requires specific documents or requirements.
Also what are the tax rates for a new 50ft beneteau sailboat.
I've never bought a boat or been world cruising before, so anyone who has and could share some experience, i would be very grateful.
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Old 22-01-2015, 06:20   #2
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Re: Buying a new 50ft boat

Aren't you 16, plan to to buy a 25' boat in 4 years, and cruise the world in 10 years?

I got all this from your other posts.

I think the boat broker you are working with will have some good answers
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Old 22-01-2015, 06:30   #3
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Aren't you 16, plan to to buy a 25' boat in 4 years, and cruise the world in 10 years?

I got all this from your other posts.

I think the boat broker you are working with will have some good answers
hi yes i am 16 and do plan to go crusing in 10 years with some friends on a 50ft boat. however i was just asking for some advice now so i have a rough idea of what costs to expect. just trying to be a bit more prepared
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Old 22-01-2015, 06:43   #4
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Re: Buying a new 50ft boat

You know, any form of transit in the 50' size range is going to be dammed expensive to buy and maintain.


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Old 22-01-2015, 08:50   #5
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Beware MEMBERS, I cannot help but think this is a TROLL!!!

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Old 22-01-2015, 08:57   #6
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Re: Buying a new 50ft boat

Are we being trolled or just being rude?

My advice: (in the event this isn't a troll)

Watch as many documentaries as you can on crossings and distance sailing.. Then do as much research as you can in types of boats "to buy." If you are actually 16 then it'll probably Be a while before you go off and buy your yacht so you'll ample time to research your idea.


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Re: Buying a new 50ft boat

if you have the money for a 50 ft benetea you can afford something much better built
there are a lot of used custom boats of quality out there for the same price and they have already been shaken down and the problems found.


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Are we being trolled or just being rude?

My advice: (in the event this isn't a troll)

Watch as many documentaries as you can on crossings and distance sailing.. Then do as much research as you can in types of boats "to buy." If you are actually 16 then it'll probably Be a while before you go off and buy your yacht so you'll ample time to research your idea.


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Hi thanks for the advice
I've started watching quite a few you tube channels including s/v delos which is very helpful and il try to watch some more. I am hoping to join a crew during my gap year after a levels to get some hand on experience, do you think this would be beneficial?
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if you have the money for a 50 ft benetea you can afford something much better built
there are a lot of used custom boats of quality out there for the same price and they have already been shaken down and the problems found.


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That didn't take long only 6 post..

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Re: Buying a new 50ft boat

If you're going to do this in 10 years the last thing you should be concerning yourself with now is future tax and registration issues. Talk about putting the cart before the horse. If you're trying to get a handle on future costs, better to consult a crystal ball regarding where the economy will be in 10 years vs. the percentage of taxes.

You've got 10 years. Go out and learn useful stuff. Navigation. Safety at Sea. Diesel engine maintenance and repair. Boat electrical systems. Good stuff to know when you finally get around to worrying about registration issues.
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Re: Buying a new 50ft boat

I'll bite. Young, I won't tell you what to do, just make a few strong suggestions. Jumping right into a 50ft range from never owning a boat will be an enormously drastic shock. It is better to begin smaller and graduate in size as your abilities and confidence allow. If you are looking to just jump into a large sailboat, I would recommend you not exceed 35ft (preferably 30ft) for the first few yeas. These vessels will be comfortable in both size and complexity. Just be aware, that at that size, you will escalate the learning curve into a cliff.

My suggestion, at your age and skill level, without undermining your spirits, would be to get yourself into a Westerly Centaur 26 or equivalent and get you feet wet single handing. The linked example is the best a quick search on yachtworld was able to find.

Either way, dream big but temper your choices. You have plenty of time to get into a massive yacht.
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go to this site S&S 34 Association | Welcome to the Sparkman and Stephens 34 Site and read.
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