You know, we did manage to find a single broker
(who was also a surveyor) in Green Cove Springs (well, WE were in that area, the broker was offshore
doing a sea trial at the time of my call), Florida
, who we really felt pretty good about.
He was direct, he did not attempt to lead us any particular direction to or away from a vessel we were considering, and he was willing to immediately come to us when he returned from the sea trial he was on to discuss a vessel we wanted to examine in person and that he had not seen lately.
At that time we were looking for 30-40 foot vessels that were in long term storage
and for sale
, and while he said there were some deals to be had, there were also some he would definitely have some comments about that may "inform" us as new buyers. I have his card someplace, and if I find it, I will be happy to send pm to anyone that needs a broker in this part of Florida
. At worst, he may be able to get you to a deal or steer a newbie
away from something that, though he did not arrange, he would be available to investigate for you.
I am sure his surveys had a cost, but when shelling out repair
coin, that is possibly the best money
you spend, maybe more important than the cost of the vessel itself even! The repairs
seem to cost more than the purchase price
on those sorts of boats anyway.