Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Re: Looking at buying a Discovery 47'
What to watch for, what wears out.
Everything wears out - and it costs a great deal more if it is on a 47' boat than a smaller boat. Even though they are asking 135k you will effectively be maintaining a 500k or more boat and you are unlikely to do that for 3000/yr. It is likely you will drop that much on a haulout. While it may be well maintained the electronics are older for a start, diesel and genset to maintain, etc.
You will also have to deposit $52,000 with the coop.
On the other hand B.C. hst is only 12% so a bit less expense there.
Move to Victoria - very liveaboard friendly. EVERY marina in Victoria harbour is a liveaboard marina and many in surrounding areas as well.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour