Enlightenment 9 Posted April 4 Share Posted April 4 I have given myself 2 months to purchase the RIGHT YACHT and mooring, a 35 to 40' coastal cruiser LIVEABORD. WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE PURCHASING STRATEGY? I have 2 months to travel and explore the north island, I hope by visiting marinas and talking to people in person I might encounter the best opportunities to buy the right well-structurally maintained 35 to 40' yacht. The right boat needs to be very sound with a 3.2m+ beam, and fairly heavy displacement to be stable at sea and on the mooring. It needs to come with good rigging and have no structural problems. I'm happy to redecorate the interior and refresh the exterior. Of course, I will visit Facebook daily and look at trade me often. Perhaps touring the marinas and yacht clubs and checking local notice boards might bring the opportunity to meet someone who is retiring from sailing and wants to pass their pride and joy to a responsible buyer without having to go through the hassle of selling it on the market. I want to live on the boat hopefully in a quite scenic but sheltered Northland harbor. Haha looking for an idealist’s perfection, does anyone have suggestions for a good location to search online and ask around in person about these kinds of mooring locations? I am sure there are many landowners who have moorings just sitting there and they get tired of paying maintenance, but they don't think about selling or haven't bothered advertising. What do you think, would it be a waste of time touring around looking for a boat and mooring? The worst case is that I waste some time and get the cold shoulder, but I don't think this will happen. The best case is that I get to spend time in the most beautiful places on the planet and meet people who have stories to share and I get to learn heaps about boats and local history and possibly make some real friends. Maybe I even find a boat! Very interested if anyone has time to read and comment on my inquiry. Thanks, and Cheers! Adam Cinelli. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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