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And I've been present when many harbors TRY to auction off confiscated and abandoned vessels. Saw one where there were no bids on any of the dozen larger boats, and the high seller for the day was a ten foot sailboat "hull" that went for $28 after a bidding war.
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The problem with many of the repo and confiscation auctions is that you don't have any warranty and must generally accept the boat AS IS. This means you don't get a chance to survey the boat, and don't have any real idea of what condition it is in. Many of these boats go for very little money, but are not really a bargain, since you could often have bought a decent boat for what it will cost you to rehab the auction purchase.


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Mexico, of course.

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Do you know any trustworthy surveyors in Mexico
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