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Old 11-15-2012
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Why Are Boats In Europe Cheaper?

I've spent more time on Yachtworld than I want to admit. I usually use the North America only filter for the search area but sometimes I just take off the area filter.

There are times when I've seen very similar boats that are substantially less overseas than ones in the US, all prices in $US. It's not all, just some, but far more than what I see when comparing US boats to US boats. I realize there's a duty to pay and delivery but from what I've been told that amount would not be enough to put similar boats in the same price range.

Looking at the photos and perusing the list of equipment, I can find nothing that would justify such a large price differential. Is it just something that would come out in a survey or is there some other reasons why this exists? Or am I missing something else?

BTW, it seems the areas I most often find this are Croatia and Turkey, though they are not the only areas.
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