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Checklist for buying a new yacht

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by hrosetti, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. hrosetti

    hrosetti New Member

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    I remember someone had developed a very good checklist to use when looking at a boat you are thinking of purchasing. I searched this forum and did an internet search with no luck. Anyone have a copy of it or a link to it?
  2. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    The shortest and safest is this one;

    1. Call a Surveyor.
  3. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    That's true. especially if you're really serious.
    But reality is you're not going to call a surveyor for every boat you look at.
    Only for the one or two that pass the list the O.P. asked for.

    - Like soft decks.
    - excessive oil in the bilge
    - water stains around the windows or in the head liner.
    - filthy bilges.
    - nasty, home made wiring
    - punky stringers, if they are wood or glass over wood.
    - crumbling weather striping.
    - cracked or scaling gel coat.
    - broken ... almost anything.
    - clear lack of maintenance.

    None of these things, alone, would necessarily null the deal but if you've got a number of check marks on the list you might say " no surveyor needed, I'll move on..."
  4. YachtNewbie

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    What does it cost for a quality survey of a used boat? Defever twin diesel comes to mind.
  5. Capt J

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    Hull/boat surveyor $20 per FT +/- in South Florida, then you also have the price of an engine surveyor in addition to that.
  6. YachtNewbie

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    Thank you; and an engine survey costs? :)
  7. Capt J

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    Depends on the engines and depends on the surveyor or mechanic.....you can have twin outboards tested for around $300-400 usually.......6-12 cylinder diesel inboards could be around $1000...... it depends on how in depth you want to go as well......
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