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  1. Tips for Enduring Brokers?

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    I am trying to buy a sailboat for the first time (My current boat was a gift.) and finding the brokers to be more of a hindrance than a help. I know what I want so I just need the brokers to let me look around, answer questions and then get my offer to the owner. I don't understand why I have...
  2. Selling Charter Boat; which broker to use?

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    I am an owner selling a 40 Ft Catamaran that is currently in the Moorings fleet. I'm not sure if I should list it with TUI Marine or another broker. Obviously whoever I ask says to list it with them. Does anyone who is not a broker have experience they can share with me to help me make this...
  3. Pitfalls of buying a boat unseen?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Here is a true-to-life case to consider, if you don't want the details the question is in the topic: If you have to buy a boat unseen because you don't have the opportunity to travel to a different continent to check it out - what are the major pitfalls, and how can you best avoid them...
  4. advice on selling my boat in mexico

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    Hi i'm new here. I have a Wharram Tiki 30 in Hualtuco. I have a buyer and want to explain to him the procedure of the transaction. So for I have contacted an escrow company that the major brokers use. They say they can complete the transaction but believe that a broker may be needed. Anyone have...
  5. buyer's broker payment questions

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    MY wife and I are in the market for a used boat. However, my wife and I can't seem to trust a buyer's broker. They are paid by commission and as such are fundamentally pushed away from really viewing boats the way we view them. We can't figure out how to take money out of the equation with a...