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Old 03-08-2005, 18:30   #1
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Looking for a used 40-50 foot cat.

I am trying to find a good used cat in the 40 foot range. If anyone has any leads please let me know. I've gone to just about every web site there is. It doesn't seem the brokers are the way to go. I would much rather buy from a individual. Brokers always raise the price and try to put you on whatever they happen to have at the time.


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Old 03-08-2005, 21:55   #2
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If you have a good broker he is working for you. The broker who are representing the sellar are trying to sell the boat.

I recommend looking for a broker to find a oat that meets your critieria. When we bought our last boat the boat we purchased wasn't one he was selling but acted as the intermediary between us and the sellars broker. We also sold our boat through him as well.

Though I am recommending the use of a broker keep doing a search on you own. We looked for 2 years before getting our last boat.

We bought a used boat and sold it. Then decided after looking at the costs that when we bought our new boat it was going to be new to our specs. Take a careful look at the costs. Buying a less expensive used boat doesn't always mean the over all costs will be less. There will be expensive and problems due to age as well as counting on someone elses install to eal with.

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i agree that finding a broker you respect and asking them to act as a buyers broker is a smart deal. they work for you and they know they will split the commission no matter what you buy. i also agree that you should remain in charge and do your own work. the broker is a sounding board, some sellers brokers will not be happy, but as long as you tell them up front, they really can't wiggle. let your broker handle the offer. capt. lar
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I know you are unhappy with brokers, but you might care to have a look here which has one of the best selections of that size around.

Yes I know it is UK, but a boat that size would love a quick trip across the pond.
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