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Old 30-06-2016, 07:42   #31
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Re: Survey Decision Based on Price of Yacht

A visual inspection from afar may be enough.

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Old 30-06-2016, 08:03   #32
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Re: Survey Decision Based on Price of Yacht

I think there is a pretty good consensus formed in this thread. It says 1. Treat this ad with caution, 2. inspect it your self and decide whether you want to proceed to a survey, 3. Consider whether you have the time/money to bring it up to snuff, and 4. Unsaid, but look at the market for other options, perhaps through a broker. be aware that there are a lot of boats out there in poor condition, particularly since 2008, and that yards are littered with projects that the owner could not complete and abandoned. Sad to say, but $9,000 boats can be very expensive.

But, don't let this stop you, or put a wet blanket over your dream. There is a route to an affordable boat that will take you to the Bahamas. It may just not be this boat.
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Re: Survey Decision Based on Price of Yacht

I remember an old salt once saying something to the effect of...."If you don't want to spend 30K on a boat, then don't buy a 10K boat.
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I hope the cautionary remarks on this thread don't dissuade you from checking this boat out. All of these cautions apply to any used boat for sale. This boat could be a good deal but the only way to know is to thoroughly inspect it.
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Re: Survey Decision Based on Price of Yacht

Oh no. I will find a boat regardless whether it is this one or not. It's the next phase in the evolution of being on the water permanently! 😊

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Re: Survey Decision Based on Price of Yacht

If your boat knowledge is high then I probably wouldnt survey. If you know nothing, or not much, about boats then I probably would. Some potential key costs are:
Sails (most surveyors of little help here)
Engine (most surveyors of little help here)
Rudder
Bolt on Keel
Tanks (most surveyors of little help here)
Standing rigging (most surveyors of little help here)
Hull/deck coring.
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