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Is it just me or...?
As some of you may know, I don't now own a boat, but am 'Looking'. It amazes me how many people are trying to show a boat for sale, whether on Yachtworld or when I arrange go and look at one, and they can't even take even the time to empty the trash bin! The listing will say "Pride of Ownership". I have seen that splashed on so many brokerage adds it now means nothing. Come on, at the very least put the dirty dishes away, and wash the damn thing! I went to see a boat recently and upon stepping down the companionway, immediately turned around because of the funky smell coming from the cabin. I don't know if it was the bilges, or the dirty, food encrusted rags sitting in the sink. I would think that the broker would either tell the owner to clean it up, or at least do a quick tidy before wasting their time and mine taking me to see it! I haven't bought a boat before, having always sailed the 'family boat', but I am quickly learning that Brokers are even lazier than used car salesmen, and certainly less scrupulous! (if that could be possible).
There must be a lot of horror stories out there about brokers and 'Pride of Ownership' boats. Would love to hear some.
"It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better."
Sir Francis Drake