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Buying a boat in Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by zen, May 13, 2018.

  1. zen

    zen New Member

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    I'm considering a couple of vessels in Puerto Rico (5-ish years old). Obviously aware of the hurricane last year and potential damage but I've been assured they were hauled and OK. I'm most worried about the lack of power and hence AC during that time in a very humid environment.

    I'd bring my own surveyor and mechanic for sea trial if we reach a deal. Aside from a potentially long delivery back depending on the weather, is there anything else I should consider? A few of the boats I've looked at in PR and the DR appear to be decent deals compared to their local brethren. Makes me think I haven't anticipated something or perhaps most people just don't want to deal with the hassle of it.
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    I'd be very concerned about corrosion and water intrusion. By now there should be signs but during a major storm water will find its way thru the smallest cracks and gaps.

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