Shopping for a Boat - Tips for New Buyers

Posted by Gail Farias on Oct 18, 2019 10:11:36 AM

Whether an experienced owner or a first-time buyer, shopping for a boat is a major undertaking. Sometimes first-time buyers react to their initial excitement without fully considering what they need, how big the boat should be, the age and condition, ease of operation, maintenance, and where it will be kept. 

Also, you need to first determine how much you plan to pay and how you expect to finance the boat. Impulsive buyers frequently bear that nagging concern that they overpaid after buying the first boat they inspected.  

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When is the Best Time to Buy a Boat?

Posted by Hannah Ellis on Sep 19, 2019 11:46:03 AM

“Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it!” — David Lee Roth

So, you want to buy a yacht, sail around the world, and live the life of your dreams. Maybe you're new to the boating world or you just haven't been given the 411 on the time to buy. Either way, it's easily one of the most important parts of your journey. Here are our top 5 reasons why Fall is the time to buy a boat.

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What is the Right Size Boat for Me?

Posted by Gail Farias on Aug 12, 2019 11:20:02 AM

As you shop for your first or next powerboat, sailboat, or yacht, the size of the boat should be one of the first factors to consider. To have made your purchase and later realize you should have gone larger or smaller can be very upsetting.

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Christening Your Boat

Posted by Hannah Ellis on Jun 27, 2019 12:35:45 PM

It's Boat Handover Day

You wake up one morning and realize what day it is. Instead of snoozing the alarm, you jump out of bed and make pancakes in record time. Why? It's your boat handover day! The day when your boat is ready for all of your new adventures. So, what should you expect from your first day of boat ownership?

What to Expect During Your Boat Handover

First things first, your itinerary, it’s almost like planning a vacation. We want to make sure everything is in place for you to sail OR motor off in your new boat. Your itinerary is based on your prior knowledge, and your ability to learn. When it’s finally time for you to arrive at our yard with your friends and family, we will be happy to meet you with smiles all around.

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Why Use a Broker When Buying or Selling a Boat or Yacht

Posted by Kyle Smith on Jun 5, 2019 4:27:05 PM

What Does a Yacht Broker Really Do?

In the day and age of the internet, people have the ability to sit at home and browse potential boats/yachts they want to buy or get comparisons to the boat they want to sell. So the question arises; Why should I use a boat/yacht broker?

There are many different answers to that question. First and foremost, a boat/yacht broker does more behind the scenes than people think. People have the assumption that a broker will find clients boats, be there to show them the boats, be the contact between the buyer and seller, and reap the rewards. With that assumption, let's discuss what a broker really does for their clients.

As a broker, we come into the picture at the beginning stages of the boat search and hold our clients' hand through the entire process and beyond. There are a multitude of scenarios that arise from buying a vessel. So, you may ask, what else does the broker do other than sell me a boat?

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Should I Buy a Used Boat?

Posted by Mark Edwards on Apr 22, 2019 12:41:51 PM

Believe it or Not, a New Boat Might be Cheaper!

You are thinking of buying a boat and believe that buying a used boat will be less expensive than buying a new boat of the same type. This can be true, but a broader view shows a new boat might actually cost you less.    The way we come to that is to consider the Cost-to-Purchase versus the Cost-to-Own a boat over time. 

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What is the Best Boat for Me?

Posted by Mark Edwards on Apr 15, 2019 3:36:35 PM

So, You want to Buy a boat do you!

Great idea. What kind of boat should you get? That decision requires some soul-searching on your part. You need to ask yourself a lot of questions about what you want to do with a boat. Who will go with you? Where will you be boating – ocean or bay or lakes? How much money will you spend? Understanding in broad brush strokes the different types of boats available and how they answer your questions can save you from making a mistake and save money at the same time.

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