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Old 17-12-2017, 03:16   #1
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Where to sell a concrete gaffer in the Caribbean

Hi there!

First post, so sorry if I miss anything here. My partner and I are about to sail our beautiful 36ft concrete gaff cutter across the Atlantic from the Cape Verdes. We spent three years renovating her as liveaboards and have been sailing her since June last year in the UK, Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Unfortunately when we get there we're going to have to fly off and work elsewhere, so we've decided to try and sell her. Can anyone recommend what the best Caribbean destination would be to do that? Somewhere where there might be a market for a non-production boat with a traditional rig, ready to sail but probably in need of a new main in the next year or two.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, OnGwendolyn.
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There seem to be lots of boats bought and sold in Cartagena, Colombia and in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Perhaps paperwork is easier there than other places. Perhaps it's because the boat is safe from hurricanes while it waits to sell.
Another hive of activity/hurricane hole is the Rio Dulce in Guatemala.
What are the details of your boat? (Year, make, designer, beam/draft/disp. etc?)
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I would suggest St Martin.. French/Dutch island with regular scheduled flights internationally and easy to get to.. a steady through flow of crews and sailors and a large sheltered lagoon to anchor in.. brokers and storage ashore in a variety of yards.. good chandler facilities and other services for you and prospective buyers.
Ferrocement is a particular taste so the wider the net the better your chances and I feel the continental mainland like Colombia etc will limit you greatly.. few want to go there and its a slog in most directions getting out of the corner unlike SXM.
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PS: You could get the ball rolling by posting her in CF's Boats for Sale in the Classified section.. spec and details of equipment, engine etc and the price.. also where in the Caribbean the final exchange can be made..
Maybe post on Apolloduck as well with their free ad offer.
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Thank you! We were thinking of Trinidad or Antigua originally - any thoughts on either of those?
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I've just succeeded in adding a For Sale post! See 36ft Ferro Cement Gaff Cutter (Colin Archer style)
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Trinidad would be better than Antigua.. but thats just me.. I found it quite limited when boat hunting out there and expensive compared to SXM..
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I would suggest St Martin.. French/Dutch island with regular scheduled flights internationally and easy to get to.. a steady through flow of crews and sailors and a large sheltered lagoon to anchor in.. brokers and storage ashore in a variety of yards.. good chandler facilities and other services for you and prospective buyers.
Ferrocement is a particular taste so the wider the net the better your chances and I feel the continental mainland like Colombia etc will limit you greatly.. few want to go there and its a slog in most directions getting out of the corner unlike SXM.
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Thank you both! Haven't looked in to SXM and will do now.
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I would suggest either Antigua or Grenada, but make sure to advertise her entirely for free at Sailboats for Sale in The Caribbean...
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Thank you. Will do that now.
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