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Old 27-04-2012, 10:04   #16
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Re: Taking a powered cruiser down to La Paz, Mexico

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If you want a boat in La Paz, you might want to consider purchasing a boat in La Paz. There are currently 81 boats listed for sale in La Paz on YachtWorld.

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Something else you might think about is how you'll sell the boat when you decide you want something different. I spend a lot of time in BCS, and most of the power boats I see down there are fishing boats. A Sea Ray isn't going to be as attractive on the local market as a small sportsfisherman.
Oh I dont know... all the drug cartels have families growing up now, they need to buy toys for their kids!
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Old 27-04-2012, 10:57   #17
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Re: Taking a powered cruiser down to La Paz, Mexico

Actually it's my understanding that all the drug cartel bosses own property (and maybe live) in the La Paz area. But on the flip-side, I heard they also don't sh*t where they eat, so to speak, and because it doesn't make logistical sense to traffic drugs through the Baja California peninsula, it's pretty safe in that area.

My family owns a condo in Paraiso Del Mar, which a new development on the El Mogote peninsula overlooking La Paz - so, I've been going down there fairly frequently over the last few years, and I've had this dream to own a boat there for just as long. I recently had some very positive career changes take place, and after doing the math, I'm expecting to be able to move forward with the purchase in the next 18 months. I just want to make sure I saturate myself with knowledge, experience, and safety long before I even start looking for the boat.

I took a look at some of the boats for sale there, and some of them are close to the style of boat / price range I'm looking for, but nothing that's an exact fit yet. However, it's very possible that one might be on the market when I actually start looking. If not, then I'll be prepared to find one close to the border and have it hauled down there.
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Old 30-04-2012, 09:24   #18
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Re: Taking a powered cruiser down to La Paz, Mexico

I am in La Paz with my boat right now. It is a wonderful, peaceful, and quiet area with lots of activities. I highly recommend purchasing the boat you want in La Paz. There is a lot to choose from in the style you are looking for. Come down before it gets too hot. You won't be able to bring a Sea Ray down of the type you want on its own bottom.
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