Buying a boat through Karl Farrant
Q: We are interested in a boat you have for sale on your website…what is our next step?
A: The first step is for us to meet onboard and see if the vessel is going to be suitable for your needs. This is also where we can find out a little about you and your plans and offer advice accordingly. Quite often and especially for people who are new to boating, this can help you choose the right type of boat for your needs, or at least you can make an informed decision on the one you like the most.
Q: If we like a Boat can we take her out for a trial?
A: In normal circumstances, you will need to make an offer for a vessel before any trial. Your proposal should include and caveats you may have, i.e., satisfactory survey, trial, finance, engine servicing etc.
A deposit is to be paid once both buyer and seller have agreed on a price, sales agreement signed and then the caveats can take place.
Q: What costs are involved in buying a boat?
A: These will vary depending on the type, size and location of the boat you are considering. You should take in to account the following, price to the buy the boat, survey fees, lifting, pressure washing of the underwater section, any works that may or may not be required, insurance and transport/shipping.
Q: What are the costs of owning a boat?
A: Once you have bought your boat you should take into account the following annual costs, moorings/storage, cleaning, servicing including lifting, anti-fouling/anodes and insurance. You should also keep a small reserve for any items that need replacing or updating.
Q: What licences do we and the boat need?
A: These will vary depending on where you are planning to cruise. We can arrange the correct licences required for the vessels intended use, plus the qualifications you will need.
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