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...]
Tips and Practical Things
Tips and practical things in the yachting and yacht brokerage world.
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...]
It’ll be funny, I’m sure, because to buy a yacht it’s not a stressing fact, as a lot of the published brokers claim, to sell one is even better. I’ll show all the view points, the boat owner’s, the buyer’s, the broker’s, the builder’s, the surveyor’s eventually. No advice from me, only suggestions some times, just because the instinct of the person you are, will prevail all. Few categories of people will buy or build a yacht. Most of them are sea lovers, others are just investors. Some of them … [Read more...]
What will follow is primarily a bunch of opinions on how to buy yachts or boats from Southern Europe and Turkey, mostly the last location, because they’re closer to their face value than what you may buy in Greece, or Italy. I don’t think I’m going to advertise anyone for the moment, anyone in the boat or yacht selling business. I want to share with the reader of this blog, my experience in the area and what one has to do to be sure that the future deal he is thinking of, is arranged at its … [Read more...]