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How to buy your first boat

So you think you’re ready to buy a boat, but are you really? Have you been seduced by a YouTube sailing channel full of sandy beaches and clear blue skies? Have you seen someone deftly wakeboarding behind a shiny speedboat and decided it’s for you? Or have you been thinking about this for years and finally you’re in the position to do it? Either way, congratulations! You’re already one step closer to owning a boat then you were before. From now on it’s going to be exciting, but before you rush into things, let’s take a moment to run through a few important points to consider.

  • What type of boat is right for you?
  • How are you going to use the boat?
  • What are the most important features of a boat for you?
  • What’s your budget?
  • Where will you berth the boat?
  • How do you actually purchase a boat?

These are just a handful of the questions that you should be asking yourself while you work your way through the boat search and eventually the purchase itself.

Walking the marinas: What type of boat is right for you?

Read our handy guide on the 1st step in choosing the right boat for you

What type of boat is right for you? Click here to find out more about how to make the right choice with your boat purchase

Casting Off: How are you going to use the boat?

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The yachting industry owns the post-pandemic boom, but it isn’t without its share of losers

The yachting industry comes to terms with the pandemic and its fair share of winners and losers
“Last March, yacht dealers thought they were staring down the barrel of bankruptcy. But by July, they were the ones buying Champagne and contemplating their greatest year ever,” says Richard Lofthouse.

The Asia-Pacific regional co-ordinator at Catalano Shipping Services had witnessed first-hand how the expectations of dealers and brokers had swung from panic to delight in Hong Kong.

“No one could have foreseen that the pandemic was going to be a stimulus for people to buy boats. They’ve been buying yachts like hot cakes.” (continued)

Read the article on Robb Report (June 2021)

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