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strider212
Mar-26-2008 @ 7:21 PM                           Permalink
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Hi all, i am looking to buy a boat, can anyone tell me the best places to look, i don't really want to go through a broker as they tend to charge to much, am looking for a cruiser or weekender. many thanks in advance.

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depends a lot on what you are looking for as to where to start looking,

how many berths, sail or power, or both, and how much do you want to spend.

I would not discount the brokers, they usually have the price about right as they want a quick sale too or they don't get paid!! and they often know of boats that are for sale but not on thier books and are happy to make a call for you

you can try www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk

one of our members has a Weston 670 for sale, great weekend boat and he has already indicated he want a quickish sale, look at the posting with the heading "A Sad Day For Us" and send Paul a PM I am sure he will give you the details

If you have not done it already make yourself a wish list and have fun looking! we made a holiday out of our boat hunt by booking into the Sutton Staithe Hotel on thier 3 night special and just looked at every boatyard we could find! and still did not find the one we eventually bought!

Kindest regards, Victor Meldrew Mk2 and I don't care who know's it!!

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Hi mate,
        Ive bought my last 3 boats on ebay. All have been absolute bargains, especially the one we have at the moment, we paid about £6-7,000 less than the market value. However, do everything in your power to make sure the boat and seller are genuine as there are a lot of scammers on ebay. A survey is a must and no genuine seller should have a problem. If you would like anymore help feel free to pm me and i will help as much as i can.

                  Thanks, Spencer.

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Hello mate
Theres a nice looking boat at Green way marine Loddon
i think its a two berth Shetland ? Look realy nice sorry no price on it.
hope this helps

thank u

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Hi Mark

There are lots of options - all of which have their positives and negatives.

Don't discount the broker as they are generally obliged to pass any and all reasonable offers on to the owner. That said the term broker is not always that well earned as I've come across some that simply want to take money from both buyer and seller with little effort involved.

A google search will bring up most boat sales outlets that have internet sites. Concentrate on those that have have boats to view on the broads and this is a good place to start. e-bay is fine but it does take a deep breath and a willingness to travel for the right deal.

I've learnt (thankfully not to my cost as yet) that buying a boat is not a simple affair. The more time you take and the more advice you get can and will ensure that the hard earned cash doesn't simply fly out of the bank account...well not until you've bought it at least...

The ONE thing I have got right is that if it looks, feels and smells right it generally will be. And whatever EVER happens pay the £200 and get a survey.

Good Hunting

Andrew.

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Thank you all for the good advice, the survey sounds a good idea, i will keep looking .. Smile


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