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Old 25-09-2017, 09:11   #1
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Buying Sailboats In the Med &

Hello All
So, being about a year or so out from being ready to start looking to buy, and now with the hurricanes in the Caribbean and the US mashing a lot of boats, I have started drooling of sailboats (mono) in the 30-37 ft range as advertised in Italy and the Med.
All things being equal, I think I can afford what I am seeing (there are sailboats in my price range) and I can travel etc to Italy and the Med.

However, one major question (for now): How to determine if a boat was a previous charter? and, should it matter much?

I have been reading these here pages for a while now, your collective knowledge and generosity in sharing is probably what makes the tides rise and fall

Thanks!!

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Old 25-09-2017, 09:19   #2
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Tax and import status, unusually high number of engine hours and interior layout are usually good indicators as to the boats prior charter status. And yes it does matter.
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Old 25-09-2017, 12:47   #3
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Re: Buying Sailboats In the Med &

thanks!
i did see a few that mentioned taxes paid/unpaid, a few mentioned charters, and engine hours all over the place. i was trying to figure out from the details provided which were obvious charters from the view of my desktop

a year is a long way out in my book, many things can happen, so am expanding my search options from my desktop until i can retire and go

thanks again
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Re: Buying Sailboats In the Med &

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How to determine if a boat was a previous charter?
Simple: <10 years old Bene/Jeanneau/Dufour? 2+toilets, max number of berths, shoal draft? "Cheap"? = Charter.

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...and, should it matter much?
Is a set of new sails and a new engine much? If they are, than yes, it matters much. Also matters if you don't like the charter (=bus) layout.
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