By Barry Pickthall
Procuring a ship could be a minefield, yet a instruction manual like this may make it much more straightforward for would-be boat proprietors to make good, proficient choices.
Whether procuring a brand new or second-hand boat, would-be proprietors will achieve professional recommendation on themes including:
- the kind of boat fitted to their needs
- the place to discover it (brokers, etc)
- what to appear out for
- the best way to investigate it (especially vital for secondhand boats)
- inquiries to ask
- atmosphere a pragmatic budget
- discovering a mooring
- documentation required
- and lots more and plenty, a lot more
Lively, glossy and tasty, and illustrated with colour images all through, this consultant is choked with checklists and insights from actual vendors who percentage their stories. Armed with this ebook, would-be boat vendors are way more prone to turn out with the precise boat for them!
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Extra resources for Buying a Yacht: New or second-hand
Unfortunately, not all loans are recorded this way, and you may still get a visit from a finance company with the right to take the boat you have just bought, to recover the unpaid loan. A good contract may not prevent this occurring but it does give you the right of action against the seller. If there is a loan, ensure that this is discharged before completion. 7ft (24m) brought into or offered for sale within the EU. Boats must comply with specific ISO standards, although equivalent standards can apply.
Agreement In many countries, a verbal agreement between two parties constitutes a binding contract, but without documentation, any problems that follow can be fraught with difficulties. A friend bought an amateur-built boat from the builder’s widow after her husband had died, thinking that the quick cash deal would save him money and her a lot of anguish. Then came the problem of proving VAT had been paid. Undoubtedly it had been, but without paperwork there was no proof, and the purchaser had to pay it again, in order to resell the yacht.
Fractional rig Modern alternative to the masthead rig. Pros: The smaller jib makes for easier sail handling. The mainsail is often fully battened and relies on a simple slab reefing system to lessen area. Cons: Long boom can drag in water when overpressed making it difficult to spill wind. Cutter rig Similar to the masthead rig but with a staysail set as an intermediate sail between the genoa and mainsail. Pros: More efficient than the standard sloop when sailing just off the wind. Cons: Not as close-winded as the sloop rig.