Hi - being new to this forum, I will start by saying a proper hello to all you knowledgeable sailors out there.
As indicated, my girlfriend and I have found our dream boat in florida
, and are prepared to quit job, house and everything to live the dream of cruising.
Money's not the issue, and the boat's surely up for the job.
We are experienced sailors - but not with long range blue water
cruising, and especially not familiar with buying
a relatively expensive boat "overseas" (we are from Denmark)
It's and aluminium monohull
(48") and is located approx 200 miles north of Miami
. Does anyone know a professional, reliable and "local" surveying company, who would be interested in undertaking a full survey
and giving advise during the buying
We have been told by the agent selling the boat that if we submit an offer, we shall deposit at least 10% of the offered amount on the agent's bank account up front, and find that a little "unusual", in order to make the offer official. Is that normal practise in the states?
We hold a "navigation certificate" which qualifies for sailing in Danish waters, but are a little unsure as to what certificates/courses will be ideel to complete before heading out. Also in relation to getting the best insurance
Gosh - realise these were many questions, and that I can keep on.... Will search for a proper thread for the other questions....
Hope to hear from you, and thanks in advance