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Old 04-06-2011
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Buying in Mexico? Worth it?

How good a deal is Mexico? Worth it when purchasing a boat?

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I would like to hear from people with personal experience in regards to the following questions. I have had several people, brokers ask me if I would consider buying in Mexico or Latin America.

Those of you with no first hand experience, but feel compelled to share what your opinion is. Tell us what your opinion is based on. If it is not completly obvious from your answer. ie: My mother's second cousin once said to her step sister................

Questions

1. How much less do you feel you paid by going to Mexico? 10% 20%?

2. How did you get the boat to where you needed it? Sail it, Hire a crew, Ferry it, Truck it?

3. Did the purchase price offset the cost to ship?

4. Were you able to find a competent surveyor locally, or take one with?

5. Any governmental hassle getting the boat out of Mexico?

6. Buying a foreign owned boat (non USA) present any obstacles?

7. Anything I was too stupid to think of that any idiot should have thought of to ask?

Thanks in advance.

DW
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