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Old 13-07-2016, 05:15   #1
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HELP! Getting my first Boat!

First of all thank you for taking time to read my post of help

I am Andrew, a 25 years old who had the idea of living onboard a boat when i was young, and that idea never left me years later. Now that i am working full time and receiving a stable income, i plan to set this dream of mine into play.

I have been searching for used Monohull Sail yachts online, starting off from sites in Singapore and came to an easy and quick conclusion that yachts are much more affordable overseas, especially in countries like Australia where they have a wide selection available and even Malaysia.

With that, i encountered my first road block. How do you actually ship or sail a foreign vessel over to Singapore's waters if you have little to no sailing experience? I have read of people spending $25K USD ( exclusive of tax, registration etc ) to have it shipped by yacht shipping companies, and also those who rented container space on ships and shipping them over.

I will probably take another 4 - 5 years of saving, and would like to calculate the expenses from rental of docks, to maintenance and registration of vessel cost very carefully to the cents.

The staying aboard boats community is really small in Singapore and is rather challenging to contact someone for advice.

Would really appreciate it if any of you could kindly advise me on this.

Thank you!

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Old 13-07-2016, 21:06   #2
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Re: Help! Getting a boat Singapore!

Found this forum while looking around the forums page. Although it didn't exactly answer my questions, it directed me into the right path as to purchasing a boat in Singapore.

For those who are interested:

Buying a Boat in Singapore

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Old 14-07-2016, 08:43   #3
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Re: Help! Getting a boat Singapore!

You want to buy a boat in Singapore or buy a boat and have it shipped to Singapore?
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Old 14-07-2016, 09:03   #4
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Re: Help! Getting a boat Singapore!

Welcome to the forum Andrew.
You can do pretty much what you just did; ask for help here, someone to deliver a yacht to you. I'm sure you can find help here.
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