Buying a Boat

Buying a Boat

Buying a boat can offer a sailor freedom to sail when they wish, set up the boat as they prefer and the ability to easily share their sailing experiences with friends and family.

It can also be a daunting and complicated process, not only choosing a boat you like based on your needs and budget, but visiting different boats, and finally choosing the one you ultimately like enough to put in an offer.

Boat Finding Service

If you are unsure what boats you should consider then perhaps we can help.  We suggest you consider the following when buying a boat.

  • Budget
  • Size
  • Tiller/Wheel
  • Type of boat
  • Number of Cabins
  • Age
  • Condition
  • Essential Equipment

Read our Blog on Boat Buying Advice for more information.

Based on the information above we can can research and produce a list of suitable boats that are on the market and available to buy.   We charge a one off fee of £100 and produce a report to allow you to compare the different boats available.  Download a sample boat selection summary.

Boat Viewing Service

If you are short on time we can even view the boats on your behalf.  We will produce a full report with photos on the boats we visit, allowing you to short list the most suitable boats to view yourself.

Work and family commitments can often stop you from visiting boats outside your immediate area, limiting your choices and often resulting in you buying a boat as it is closer to view.  There are many boats for sale all over the country and your dream boat maybe a 5 – 6 hour drive away but you are unable to view it.

We charge by the half or full day and aim to look at 2 boat in half a day and up to 4 in a full day depending on the time of year, distance and daylight available. Any mileage and additional expenses are discussed before the viewing takes place so there are no hidden costs.

We produce a report based on the visit with photos of any key areas and defects.  Download a sample boat viewing report

For further details on the services we offer please contact us to discuss your needs in more detail.