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View Poll Results: What is the APR on your Boat Loan?
1% 1 1.72%
2% 0 0%
3% 0 0%
4% 0 0%
5% 6 10.34%
6% 17 29.31%
7% 11 18.97%
8% 8 13.79%
9% 1 1.72%
10% 2 3.45%
11% 0 0%
12% 0 0%
13% 0 0%
14% 0 0%
I got my loan from Tony Soprano! 12 20.69%
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Old 27-10-2007, 19:09   #31
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:49   #32
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I dont have the Boat so does not know what kind of the loans are to be paid or that are being offered by the different companies, i like the water sports and like to have a small boat so think to get some idea from you people.
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When we bought Connemara, we had cash to spare, so we put down half the price and paid the rest with a line of credit that costs us 6.75% a year. The LOC is grandfathered from a time when I had lot of investments with the bank as well as a mortgage, so it's cheap.

And then I paid the LOC off aggressively.

The nice thing about an LOC is you can pay it off as quickly or as slowly as you like.

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When we bought Connemara, we had cash to spare, so we put down half the price and paid the rest with a line of credit that costs us 6.75% a year. The LOC is grandfathered from a time when I had lot of investments with the bank as well as a mortgage, so it's cheap.
And then I paid the LOC off aggressively.
The nice thing about an LOC is you can pay it off as quickly or as slowly as you like.
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But that's a fixed repayment schedule, right?

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what's a boat loan..haha

IF you buy your boat with cash, you own it.
IF you finance your boat, IT owns you...
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what's a boat loan..haha
IF you buy your boat with cash, you own it.
IF you finance your boat, IT owns you...
In a conversation admiring a boat a pal and I had been invited aboard, he responded: "Ah, but we own our boats. They don't own that boat; the bank does."
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For the person asking where to invest their money, this week Citi Financial (Citicorp) is offering two pretty good bonds:

7.25% for four year bond (interest paid every six months)

and

7.9% for five year bond.

Not FDIC insured, but 'A" rated, and probably not much risk.
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Be careful on that one. I put some money in a "liquid bond" account with Citigroup and a month later they told me it was no longer liquid. I still get paid the interest but I can't get my cash out. Right now FIDC insured money is the way to go in my opinion. It's better to lose a little on the rate now till things settle down than to lose your principle.
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Have good fortune of no loan on boat or anything else, was'nt always the case.
Under the heading...for what it's worth...My son was applying for a auto loan, rate around 8%...I suggested he check if his college had a credit union? They did and he
now has a loan for 5%...Don't know if they do boat loans?
Besides colleges many organizations may have credit unions: labor unions, large employers, social org. etc....just a thought.
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where did you get 5.58%?
I'm getting ready to buy and I have 5.75% offered.
Were you over $100,000 loan? that seems to create a break.
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Key Bank, last June -

Yes, we were on the other side of $100k
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