Hi all, just thought I'd let you know where Baz (my husband) and I are in terms of our plans. And ask another question too.
We're full steam ahead with renos to the house pre-sale, as we want to get as much for her as we can. Reason being is we have decided to go all in with our investment and sell the house. So leaving money
aside for boat repairs
and a few years to live without income
if necessary, we are going all out for a more expensive boat
. This will allow us to get a newer one, and after a lot more research
, we've decided on a Jeanneau
Sun Odyssey - either a 45ft, or 43DS. In our sights now are SVs ranging around the $120,000 mark (c/f the original $50,000 range).
Of course, being in Australia
, we've realised that boats here seem to be considerably more expensive than if we purchase
overseas, and after looking at world wide yacht sale
sites, we've seen a greater choice of vessels. So we are totally prepared to travel to Europe
Ruling out charter
boats - and aren't there a lot of them? - there are a few owner yachts that we are sifting through. Obviously we won't be in a position to buy until we've sold the house but we are now looking at some of the other practicalities, such as shipping
our scuba diving gear
(including new tanks) to where the boat that we eventually buy is.
Our question is:
Can anyone recommend a transport company that will ship from Australia
- probably quoting on size
of shipment rather than weight as the scuba
stuff is pretty heavy?
I tell you what, even though we're still in the house painting/reno stage, it is getting very exciting!!
Aannsha and Barry