Originally Posted by pointrick
Tx the kind welcome. I'm off in about 3 months to find the boat. So location this year will be very much dependant on where I buy. I worked in Croatia
for awhile so I intend to sail the Adriatic
and Turkish coasts early in my adventure. But beyond that .....
Welcome aboard pointrick!
We are in the Adriatic right now out of Croatia on a charter
also looking for a boat. Croatia along with Turkey
appear to be the best spots for finding boats IMHO due to the large number of boats avail and their "tax haven" status. We are in full time pursuit of a cat for a circumnavigation
in the Canaries
. We have been to marinas
& boat shows & factories in UK, Spain
, Gib., Malta
, Itlay, Monaco, & Greece
. (also Carib BVI
etc over Christmas
holiday) Am heading to the Baltic
. Think we have looked at more boats from a buyers standpoint than most in the last 3 months as am retired and treating this like a full time job/vacation rolled into one. We did buy a large steel
mono in Spain for a great price
but that was a biz deal not for our trip. It was a passing comment by a forum member
(Atoll) that lead us to a marina in Spain where we found our dream boat for biz use when we were not even looking for it. Keep reading all the posts which most people offer to be helpful!
It has been our experience in the last 3 months that Spain, Croatia, & Turkey offered the most possibilities for us at this point in time. You must visit
many of the marinas
as we have found several of the ads to be less than truthful, ok outright sales lies! Wishing you the best in your search,
John & Carol