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Old 15-07-2020, 17:55   #16
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Would it make sense to buy the plans and build a sister ship in the US?
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Take 6 months off your work, gather up a few buds you trust, and fly the crew down there and sail it back. It would be an amazing learning experience, and when you get the boat home you will have earned it. In addition, if you have a cute girl or two, you can blog or youtube it, and the proceeds might pay for the journey too.
It would be really sad to pay a whack of money, and then hear your boat was lost at sea someplace, or demasted or any manner of horrible things, and you never even got to step foot on it or sail it once.
I support this.

If you have grown up sailing on big boats why donít you bring her to the US yourself? Is it time constraint?
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Old 15-07-2020, 19:07   #19
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In 2014 I got a quote to ship a 38ft cat from Sydney to Spain - approx $54,000 USD. They told me to Miami was about 45k USD. I got a quote from a float on float off company that was 95k USD. Prices probably gone up since then. Just contact the yacht transporters - they will send you a written quote. You would probably get a better response if people knew the size and approx value of the vessel.
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I support this.

If you have grown up sailing on big boats why donít you bring her to the US yourself? Is it time constraint?
Yes the time would absolutely not work. I have seen it is potentially much cheaper to deliver to st martens and from there i would be able to sail it up
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In 2014 I got a quote to ship a 38ft cat from Sydney to Spain - approx $54,000 USD. They told me to Miami was about 45k USD. I got a quote from a float on float off company that was 95k USD. Prices probably gone up since then. Just contact the yacht transporters - they will send you a written quote. You would probably get a better response if people knew the size and approx value of the vessel.
I will likely go for quotes as I start to finalize my options...I am worried of my email being blown up which is why Iíve avoided doing that ....the boat is 43ft long and 14ft beam...Iím guessing the 95k was Dockwise? Who was it you ultimately went with?
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Would it make sense to buy the plans and build a sister ship in the US?
Though paying 50k for transportation of a used boat is probably among the worst financial moves I could make, I think paying hundreds of thousands in depreciation is much worse

Frankly Iíve accepted that doing this is financially stupid, though as Iíve seen a sailboat accurately defined as ďa hole where which money is thrownĒ, I think the choices between different boats can be simplified down to degrees of financial ruin... so I might as well get the right one
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Old 15-07-2020, 21:42   #23
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Noonsite.com has a few ads by shippers. I'm sure they would be happy to give you estimates.
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Given where the boat is I would thing checking with some logistics agents about going as deck cargo would be the cheapest.

You could move the boat from Perth, either by self or paid crew to one of the more regular yacht transport routes. Seven Seas and another whose name eludes me run regularly from Malaysia/Thailand to the Med and from the Med to the Caribbean.You could check their menu prices to get an idea of top end cost as they are probably higher than deck cargo.
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I wouldn't buy a yacht unless I had seen and checked everything above below the deck.
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If you have already fixated on the "one perfect boat on the other side of the world" then there is little help for you at this point. Just do it and pay whatever massive price presents itself for your folly. Nothing anyone can say to you will change your mind, so why even bother?

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I will likely go for quotes as I start to finalize my options...I am worried of my email being blown up which is why Iíve avoided doing that ....the boat is 43ft long and 14ft beam...Iím guessing the 95k was Dockwise? Who was it you ultimately went with?

Sold it in Australia, bought another in the Caribbean
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The ballpark pricing you’re seeing is about right. I helped a buddy ship a ship on a ship shipping ship from Hawaii to North Carolina back in 2007, and for his Kelly Peterson 45, it ran $45,000.

If it were me, and I absolutely fell in love with this particular boat, I think I’d fly out there and inspect it personally. Then assuming it surveys as well as I hoped, I’d have it hauled and serviced to my liking. While it’s hauled, I’d hunt down a delivery captain (maybe even engaging his expertise to inform some decision making during the haul out), then splash and go.

This approach offers a couple opportunities to back out based on whatever reality you encounter while only incrementally committing funds. Having a delivery captain do it gives you the option of sailing safely (if he allows that), or you can fly back home in comfort and wait for the boat that you now know well.

Shipping it, potentially sight unseen gets you fully committed with fewer opportunities to back away from the plan.
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Yes the time would absolutely not work. I have seen it is potentially much cheaper to deliver to st martens and from there i would be able to sail it up
This is what I had recommended to the chap buying the boat in New Zealand. That was a 45’ monohull and his cost the Marintimes was in the vicinity of $55-$60k. IIRC another fellow here wanted to ship a boat from St Lucia to New England and found the initial quote nearly doubled when he added in required insurance and other mandatory costs not paid to the shipper.

I would seek a quote to the cheapest place possible, not some specific destination. Be flexible. Find out where they ship FROM, pay a crew to move it there. Land anywhere in the Eastern Caribbean and then it’s a short hop to St Martin which has cheap and excellent services. Take delivery, sort er out, sail away.

I hope she is everything you desire.
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For potential problems, look up "My Song" and "fell off".
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