Originally Posted by BugzyCan
Why would you buy a boat in a foreign country with no way to get to it?
Well, maybe you can find a way, but seems like a big risk at this time. Maybe in another 6 months things will be different. Let's hope so.
Because there are can be very good deals! Although I'd not do it under the current
circumstances for sure.
I don't know the OP's story, but prior to covid people were buying
boats in other countries all the time. I would think that most looking to buy a reasonably expensive yacht would certainly regard NZ and Australia
as a single
I bought a boat in Fiji
mid March from the comfort of my living room in Wellington, New Zealand
(a very cheap
I'd seen news of some Chinese city I'd never heard of having a lockdown due to some exotic disease, and thinking arrogantly that 'that could only happen in a totalitarian state'. But never gave covid a second thought.
The deal was done, I paid the money
and booked an air ticket to go up and enjoy my new boat
. Well sadly a few days later both NZ and Fiji
closed their borders, all international flights were cancelled. The previous owners were also stuck and couldn't leave to return to Europe
Long story how I managed to travel to Fiji but it was a legitimate trip under the 'Blue Lanes' scheme. Now I am on my boat but stuck in Fiji with no where realistically to go.