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Re: Tips on buying from a broker
I'm always surprised at the number of people, perhaps none here, that are more interested in getting a good deal than the boat they really want. Today, it is so much easier to make sure you don't pay too much. You can start with Yachtworld or any of the other great sites. If you like a Tartan 37 search on it on a number of sites. There are geographic pricing differences, but again, it is easy to find the cost of shipping the boat. If you use a broker, or even use the seller broker you can look up the actual transaction prices of the model you are interested in. Post here or another sailing forum to find a local surveyor (I'd recommend against using a broker recommended surveyor for obvious reasons). You may not get a great price, as ultimately, the seller of your dream boat may not give you that, but it is fairly easy with a little research to get the boat of your dreams for a fair price.