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Old 03-02-2016, 17:46   #16
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Re: Broker with own docks, Florida

Rent a boat. Simple.
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Old 03-02-2016, 22:52   #17
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Re: Broker with own docks, Florida

Check with Richard at Jordan Yachts in Fort Lauderdale. Family business and he is a standup guy.
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Re: Broker with own docks, Florida

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sell a sailboat around the value of 25000,-. // I’m willing to pay 15% fee in case the boat gets sold and if the boat can stay at the dock for free.
Erhm ... you want a broker to provide the slip for the boat, take care of it, keep it clean -- do all of the work an owner is supposed to do, pay for the owner costs and in return for all that ... you are willing to pay him a very low fee IF the boats gets sold?



You are trying to dump all the owner responsibilities and costs on someone else, so you won't have to worry about or pay for the boat when your trip is over.

Don't buy a boat. Rent / charter one.
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Re: Broker with own docks, Florida

Dockage in Fort Lauderdale, behind somebody's house or condo, has been $10 per foot per month since I moved here 17 years ago. Slowly going up now, an neighbor just rented his dock for $400 to a 30' sailboat.

I have been renting part of my dock for $375 to a 33' sailboat for a long time but I also look after the boat, start the motor, run systems etc.

Quite a few brokers rent docks for their inventory but the owners pay the bills, obviously.
Sailboats for sale can be sitting for 3 months and up to 3 years. Usually owners are asking too much initially and after a year or two and after having spent $10k in dock rent, cleaning, maintenance and insurance they will come down in price and the boat will sell. Seen it over and over again.
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Re: Broker with own docks, Florida

All,
Thanks for opinions and good advice.
I've considered my plan, I will rent a boat now for 5-6 months.
Budget 15 till 20,000 dollar. Looking for charters or private owners.

Why renting, no additional costs after the trip, and expenses are known. Bring the boat back and go relaxed home.
Will cost a little more but now I'm sure about the costs.

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