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G'day all. My plan is to buy a yacht sourced in the US of A and get it delivered to Hong Kong which is where I live. There are not too many used yacht options here in Asia as the yachting scene is not as big as North America and due to the financial climate in the USA is seems there are many bargains to be had.

My first obstacle is finding the yacht. (I have a short list of favorites around the 40 ft mark)(blue water cruisers such as passport 40, Baba 40. Also a fan of Swedish built Hallberg Rassy etc), and the next obstacle is getting it delivered to Hong Kong without the cost blowing out too much.

I will post shortly on the subject.

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Re: Soon to be Yachty

Good luck in your quest.. could be a big project, though I'm aware of Australians who have imported US boats by ship so it's clearly do-able. There are plenty of methods, including the dedicated yacht transport companies like Dockwise Yacht Transport | Boat Transport who can transport your yacht without de-rigging but expect fees in the $10s of Ks, plus they have limited designated stops.

I'd have thought the sailing scene in HK quite vibrant.. is it mainly racing?
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Yes the racing scene is quite goodbut slips and moorings are like hens teeth. I might even have to buy a cheap boat with a mooring just to get the mooring, then scrap the boat.

I heard about a person that got a yacht delivered for 20,000 USD from the Caribbean to Hong Kong, but I believe it fit in a container.And i also believe he was in the Caribbean to oversea the de-rigging and preparation. I do not have that option.
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Re: Soon to be Yachty

Thanks for the PM's and replies. It seems the task is too much of a headache. There are yachts for sale in Phuket and Langkawi which are closer, but the price seems high. The bonus of buying in the USA at the moment is there are many bargains to be had, not really the case here in Asia. And there are not as many options. Thanks anyway; the search continues...
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"Soon to be Yachtie"

Hopefully that's me. I'm down here in Oz and looking to buy a trailer sailer as my introduction to sailing (well, apart from mucking around on hobie cats etc). Luckily I have close access to enclosed waters (salt and fresh) so I can learn to stay upright before pouring tar down the lee scuppers and lashing the binnacle to the taffrail in preparation for Cape Horn......
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