Originally Posted by larsfforsberg
I'm in the US. What's the general feel about trying to buy a boat right now with all the silliness and regulations
regarding travel? How would a survey happen? How can you look at a boat? How can I get to a boat to look at it, survey it, buy it, and use it? Obviously I could make a highly compromised decision, limit my selection and buy a boat in the US - that stinks.
In St Pete the boat market is busier than ever. Surveys, sea trials, etc going forward- although a few of us have stopped doing sea trials.
If I was working with someone today, my counsel would be to televisit boats. FaceTime and WhatsApp are good tools. Also some surveyors and delivery
captains will preview a boat for a small fee. If a boat passes those tests, then visit it.
Does anyone have a crafty idea of how to get a boat from Europe
or further to the US? Are there any small countries that are not buying
the paranoia and allowing people in? Could a European seller sail their boat to a intermediary island nation, where the transaction could take place and an American buyer could sail their new boat
home? Any creative ideas?[/QUOTE]
Getting a boat transatlantic is still possible and the delivery
guys in Europe have that market since they can get into the US - but we canít get into Europe. The bigger obstacle is getting YOU into Europe to check out the boat. Unless you have a special connection, that will be an issue.