Join Date: Mar 2007
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The Catch All Answer is......
I would say most times it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay for the haul/splash as well as the survey. As far as getting the boat to a place for hauling, well that is a different can of worms. I would say most of the time, the boat is located near a yard that can lift the boat out of the water, so you can either arrange for the broker to bring it over (if they are there and you trust them), you can bring it over before the survey and leave it at the dock, or do it during the survey yourself.
If you're not local to a lift facility or the buyer wants you to bring it to him/her, then I would charge them a flat rate 1) either hire a captain to do it, or 2) do it yourself. The rate is something that I can not help you with.
When I bought my boat, the PO wasn't there, the boat was in the water, and I had it hauled. The broker and I brought it the 300 yards from the mooring to the yard dock/lift and met the surveyor. When we were done, we left it at the dock.
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