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post #5 of Old 07-15-2012
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Re: Buying a yacht

I've never done it, but last I saw the pitch, it included tax savings from taking depreciation deductions on the boat. That is a real rat hole. After several years, your tax basis in your boat approaches zero. If you change your mind and want to sell her, you then have a huge gain on sale, which you will owe that tax on. Gotcha......

Of course, the charter sales folks have you covered. They will offer you a trade into another often larger boat, which doesn't trigger the gain. And away you go.

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