I have to expose now some "secrets" about assessing brokers and boat owners, when approaching them to buy your first boat. Doesn't matter at this stage if you buy a motor boat or a sailing one. Let's presume you don't have the minimum budget for a brand boat, like the samples exposed in my previous posts. They can be "custom" made, definitely no name brands, like the one that I'm going to show you here. This is the boat, as real as it could be. Seeing the name is no help in a better … [Read more...]
Tips and Practical Things
Tips and practical things in the yachting and yacht brokerage world.
I just found this table for the pricing method of some Turkish Marina, which may be a custom there, but one has to check first. For a calculation in advance, it is good to anticipate. To calculate your price, multiply your boat LOA with your beam to get square meters, then find the column corresponding to this size. As you see there are sizes between 24 - 59.99 m², 60 – 119.99 m², 120 – 179.99 m² and 180 m² and more, fact that makes four area columns. The time period is calculated in days, and … [Read more...]
Some nautical terms need to be mentioned, this blog is for everybody, not only for specialists. LOA means Length Over All, and is the longest length of the yacht. LWL is the Length of the Water Line. Hull is the shell and framework of the floating part of the boat. As a tip, you can know what could be the approximate speed of a boat, just knowing the LWL. This is called Hull Speed, sometimes displacement speed, and is the square root of LWL in feet, multiplied with a constant, calculated … [Read more...]
This post is actually a list with the next seven questions to put yourself in case you want to purchase a yacht. 7. Is it better to try the boat before buying? This stupid question, "top" question, I found on the net recently, mingled with the process of buying a yacht. You, what do you think? Is it better or not? In some beliefs, especially in the Muslim world, it is not recommended for the groom to try the wife to be, before wedding. One might be shut, or open up if so. But a yacht? You … [Read more...]
Following a dream or a social requirement if you don’t suffer of seasickness, may be mesmerizing, but can turn into a very unpleasant experience, due to the complex process of mixing brokers and owners, sometimes of boat builders, or the future maintenance and crew. If you have hundreds of questions about it, arrange a priority for the following ones. I’m trying to answer them based upon my own experience and the one of a lot of other people in the yacht business. 1. What kind of yacht would … [Read more...]