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Old 21-06-2019, 16:42   #16
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We found a buyers broker both times and explained our likes and dislikes. They did searches and we narrowed it to a few to look at. We’re very satisfied that we did. They handled all closing issues and documentation. Tell the broker you’re a serious buyer.
I may do this just to expand the options.
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Old 21-06-2019, 16:47   #17
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Every statement of "upgrades" should be backed up by documents, BEFORE you spend a dime.
I have already stated to brokers/owners that I will need to see update/upgrade documentation if any.

The thing is, they advertise as everything works on the boat and when I go to view it I am usually told "this doesn't work" or "this is spotty" or "you can change this easily no problem" etc. I know it is an old boat and don't have a problem with things needing work but being honest on a listing goes a long way.
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Sold the boat I had a couple of years ago. Getting ready to pull the trigger on my "next boat" sometime within a year or two. As such, I've been surfing websites like boattrader.com and yachtworld.com. Only now they have both changed their user interface. I guess they decided that they needed to make some change to keep it fresh. Only the changes have made both sites WAAAAAY WORSE!!!


It is a huge pain to set the criteria that you want. On yachtworld, it now seems that you can ONLY search all of the United States, or ONLY search a single state. No more searching my state and a couple of nearby ones at the same time. How friggin' stupid is THAT!?!


It really never ceases to amaze me how badly some companies fumble their online presence. It's even worse when they had it reasonably good, and then they decide that they have to change just for the sake of change. SHEESH!
On Yachtworld you can choose one or more states/provinces, one or more countries, and one or more worldwide regions. Hasn't changed in years as far as I can tell and I search regularly on the site.
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Interestingly, it appears that Yachtworld has now reverted to the same search page/criteria that they have had for years. Perhaps enough complaints about the new page that they very quickly dumped it?
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I could just copy/paste what I wrote but here is the link

How I bought my boat - Cruising Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums

It might give you an idea
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I could just copy/paste what I wrote but here is the link

How I bought my boat - Cruising Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums

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Nice read, thanks for the link
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