Originally Posted by jhughes
The "Final Third" (end of life crisis), Requesting any thoughts on;
a sailboat in Mexico.
* Keeping a sailboat in Mexico.
* Cruising/Sailing the Coast of Mexico.
Greatly appreciate any feedback, thank you for your time.
* Buying a sailboat in Mexico - I am already for over 6 month on this stage.
Can't talk about all Mexico but only San Carlos
and La Paz broker listed..
Absolute majority boats on hard for sale
is in neglected state, sometimes sitting there for years. They are "project boats" - no less. pricing listed often higher you can find in US but - no tax, just documenting cost. For me buying a boat
in Mexico looks less and less attractive.. I prefer spend a extra money
and deal only with "upgrading" - not "overhaul"
The boats pool not so big - not so many to choose from.
I am seriously thinking about buying a boat
in CA and bring her into Sea of Cortez.
If you still committed to buy a boat in Mexico
Move there for a few month. Look for boats. Hire a different surveyors to do initial walk trough ($80-$100) per hours for 2 hours. Isolate good one.
Locate good repair resources - you WILL need them for sure.
Looking into the boats inventory for almost one year ... asking/sale price
.. You can buy a boat with 30%-50% off original listed price
if she on hard and stay there over one year - as most of the boats listed . Don't get upset if the seller not replying on your questions or offers submitted via broker - some boats listed because "wife said so" or "may be it sells to an idiot between a seasons". On one boat the seller never got back to me when I offered $1K less after he gave me counter-offer on $20K boat.
Ohh.. Most of the pictures very outdated and you might not get what you see - ok... you WILL not get what you see.
This is a grim picture but... If you around you can snap really good deal if you around. Like this one - 1987 aft cabin
Pan Oceanic Cutter
38 ft Pilothouse was sold for under$20K. The key IS to be around