Originally Posted by POH
CJ - was your boat already phased out or still under contract
Did you oversea phase out? Did you use a local surveyor
or bring one over from Florida
etc. (I've seen a lot of people on these forums
Happy to discuss offline via PM, but others may be interested too.
We went through the phase out of the boat while under contract
and it was completed prior to close. It seems that even if the boat is due for the phase out the base will try to wait until the boat is under contract to purchase
to start the work so your items from your survey
can be addressed at the same time.
We used a very well respected surveyor
, Jonathan Sands of Atlantic Marine
Group, and flew him in for the job. He did a very thorough job, sounded the entire boat, moisture meter, infraRed Thermography, Engine
& Trans Oil
crankcase and cooling
system pressure testing, Rigging
inspections from aloft, so we felt very confident with his report. He has a lot of experience with Cats and has a very impressive CV as well as being a Naval Architect and having a Masters in Marine
Engineering. Sorry if I am gushing a bit about the surveyor but I was very impressed with the job he did and was amazed at how little he charged.
In addition my broker flew over to be present at the haul out
and sea trial, at no cost us.
The boat was in good condition but we had a long list of things to repair. The base did a good job with the repairs
but it did take a few months. The base in Marsh Harbor was hit by a hurricane
last year damaging a lot of the boats so they had their hands full with repairs
. We agreed on a time table and they stuck to it and we closed right on time.
Overall it was a very positive experience. Having the right broker on my side helped a lot.
If anyone is interested in any contact info I would be happy to provide it.