Painting Your Boat the Inexpensive Way

When buying a used trawler or motor yacht, it’s very easy to be turned off by the cosmetics of the yacht. Of course, I’m not suggesting that it be overlooked. I tell boat buyers to judge how well the used trawler or motor yachts been maintained by how she presents herself. If the gel coats all beat up and the brightwork is in terrible condition, I normally find the rest of the boat the same way. It’s simply an indicator.

But a dull exterior isn’t a terrible thing either. The gel coat on a used trawler or motor yacht is there for one reason, to make the yacht look beautiful. It has no other purpose. The gel coats worst foe is the ultraviolet rays of the sun. After 5-10 years exposed to in the Florida sun, most gel coats begin to dull and chalk up. Not even extreme buffing will bring the gel coat back to the luster when it was brand new. So when you find a used trawler or motor yacht that has a lack luster exterior but the rest of the boat is up to par, there is a way to bring her back to her factory-fresh appearance with a little work. How you ask, by painting her?

Hatteras and Huckins are but two boats that are painted at the factory. When we bought our trawler the Patricia Ann, she was in very good shape, but her gel coat was pale and there were a few minor fiberglass nicks here and there. Professional painting of a used trawler or motor yacht is no inexpensive task. You can plan on about $1000 a foot to have it professionally done so that was out of the question.

I began to explore the procedure of doing the painting myself and learn as much as I could about what paint to choose and how to do it. At the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, I talked with representatives from Interlux. The rep told me that both the Interlux make of topside paints and the Awlgrip brand are very similar in preparation and practical application. Interlux, even so, is developed for the do-it-yourselfer. So my choice was made, Interlux Perfection, 2 part paint was the way to go.

Without going into detail about what the directions state, I’ll just say that although working with two-part paints looks frustrating, it’s actually very simple to do. Just stick to the directions supplied with each container and you’ll get the technique immediately.

I selected the roll and tip method of practical application as spraying in a marina was out of the question. It’s easy to do once you practice. I practiced on a scrap piece of glass until I had it perfect. Directions are supplied by Interlux.

Here are a few tips.

Begin your project by dividing the used trawler or motor yacht into manageable sections; that way the project will not overcome you. I selected the starboard bow pulpit on the Patricia Ann to start my plan.

Preparing the painting surface takes about 3/4 of the time you will expend on your project. A terrible surface will create a bad paint job. Begin by wiping the gel coat with thinner. This will rid the surface of any wax that may have been used that will cause your paint to lift after its been applied.

The next step, take a small hammer and check out the entire area to be painted, taping lightly to find any voids below the gel coat. When you locate them and you will, grind them out with a Dremel tool. You do not want to spend the money and time to do a nice paint job and have voids crack later on.

I utilized the West System epoxy resin with the fairing filler to repair the voids I found. Stick to the directions provided to make the resin easy to use. Sand them flat after the restored spots have cured. Wash the dust off with fresh water.

Are you ready to give up yet?

Now we must tape the area that’s going to be painted and remove any hardware to cause it go easier. I applied the 14 day painter’s tape in stock at Lowe’s or Home Depot for masking.

Now it’s time to paint. I like to use a 4″ foam roller and a 2″ brush, also available at Lowe’s. Mix up only enough paint that you can apply in 2 hours, for me its 1/2 quart. The paint is expensive, about $85.00 a quart and you don’t want to be throwing any away.

Only apply paint when the outside humidity is 75% or lower. Be sure there is no chance of rainfall.

The paint needs about 5 hrs. to fully harden. Be careful to complete your paint application no later than noon to allow complete drying. If dew settles on your paint, the moisture will convert the high gloss to a dull finish. I use a window between 10 AM and noon to paint.

When it was over, it took at least 600 hours to prepare and paint the Patricia Ann. We utilized about 1 gallon of West System resin and 12 quarts of Interlux Perfection to paint two coats on her.

Was it worthwhile?

Absolutely! She looks great!

If you have been contemplating the painting of your used trawler or motor yacht and would like to ask me some specific questions, feel free to ask.
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Why Not Use Fibre Glass for Your Repair?

Using fibre glass is often overlooked, more often than not as a repair solution, because one associates it with only car body repairing or boat repairs. Well this is not quite correct, as there are literally hundreds of other applications in and around the home where you can use fibre glass. For instance you can fill holes virtually anywhere, in timber, brick or even concrete. You are able to repair your water tanks, water pipes, the guttering, even your furniture.

Ordinary resin or polyester-based filler paste can be used for repairing small holes and dents in metal and wood. To extend your repair kit even further, I suggest you include the conventional Fibre Glass materials, being resin and Chopped Strand Mat (CSM). This will allow you to repair anything from roofs to rusty storage tanks that can be patched. Make a Fibre Glass bandage to add strength to gutter or down-pipe joints, or if you have a burst water-pipe, a similar application for a successful interim repair.

Although there are many types of Fibre Glass products, for instance woven cloths (more strength less flexible) fibre tissue where appearance is of importance and not strength. To give a better finish fibre tissue is often used on top of the CSM material. You will find most repair kits that are available supply CSM, this product is actually a mat of randomly laid fibres which are loosely held together by an emulsion, of which dissolves upon contact with the fibre glass resin. This allows more flexibility and interconnection between the alternate layers of the fibre and resin.

Essential materials required, Chopped Strand Mat (CSM) or fibre glass tape, resin (attention this has a limited life) and hardener are for the fibre glass material. A measuring dispenser for the hardener, a grooved metal roller, important to remove any air bubbles, a stiff bristled brush, you will also need acetone or cellulose thinners for cleaning. Finally, an absolute must, Gloves.

Rather than buy a proprietary filler, why not make your own as you have the resin and hardener, almost any aggregate can be used together with clear general purpose resin and hardener. For instance, fine sawdust makes perfect filler for wood, powdered chalk or a cheap talcum powder makes dense filler of which can be used for cracked concrete, brickwork. Mix one part of aggregate to one part of resin/hardener solution when making up the paste, carefully turning the mix into itself, avoiding creating air bubbles until the mix is to a uniform color. Attention to the quantity you mix, as it may harden before you have had the chance to use it all. Damp and cold are not conducive to successful work, ideal temperature approximately 20 C.

Filling holes or dents, to repair minor holes or dents with filler start by scuffing the area with a sanding disk at least 25 mm around the affected area. Clean the area with a white spirit, if you are working with metal apply a coat of rust inhibitor. If the hole you are repairing is in metal and the repair is not to show above the surrounding surface,I would suggest you indent the area around hole with a ball head hammer, this way the indent can be filled and later sanded to a flat smooth finish.

Patching holes or cracks in a water-pipe, gutter, water cistern, here we use our CSM, resin and hardener, perhaps if necessary a small amount of filler for the final surfacing. First clean the area to be patched (water pipes, cisterns should be drained and carefully dried) cut away any unsound material around the damaged area, if it is metal you are working on grind the rust away, do not use chemical rust remover. When repairing timber, remove all rotten wood before attempting the repair. Clean and de-grease at least 30 mm of sound material around the repair to provide a good bonding key. In the case of a small hole in a water pipe, apply a single coat of resin/hardener to the area surrounding the hole with a brush, next wrap one layer of CSM around the pipe large enough to cover the hole and surrounding material. Soak the fibre glass with a coat of resin/hardener dabbing the mat with a stiff bristled brush until it becomes clear with no air holes. If necessary apply another layer of fibre glass, but beware the more layers do not make the work stronger/better. I would suggest maximum three layers because the heat given off in the final part of the setting can cause thicker layers to crack.

Patching larger holes, say more than 30 mm across you must provide a support for the fibre glass mat, an example, if it is a water down-pipe you can wrap galvanized wire around the missing/damaged area to form a profile of the missing material, this becomes a simple matter to coat the wire and surrounding pipe with resin/hardener and proceed as above. Patching a large hole in perhaps a water cistern, you must cover the whole space with a temporary support, for example stretch a sheet of polyethylene over a suitable sized piece of cardboard/hard-board or coat it with wax, now you tape it to the edges of the hole. The wax or polyethylene treatment is important because the fibre glass will not bond to it, this enables the support to be removed when the repair has set.

Once you have mastered these simple projects, you will find that next you will want to try your hand at creating moulds and making your own garden furniture, sinks, guttering sections garden pools etc, etc.

As an example, I have just finished a waterfall with a fish pond at the base for our balcony. Very briefly, it is/was a very simple project; I made a frame of inch PVC piping, contoured the spill-ways out of one inch chicken wire. Tied the chicken wire mesh to the PVC frame, laid the Fibre Glass (CSM) over the chicken wire mesh then tied the fibre glass into the many contours/ indentations of the mesh form,then finally I applied the resin and hardener mix.

The pond, similar procedure made a hexagonal form out of marine ply, then laid the CSM and applied the resin/hardener, when it was all set and dry, I sprayed both units with a “Granite” spray paint. The pump to re-circulate the water I hid in the pond section behind the waterfall. The waterfall, fish pond, and plants are all flood-lit and guests cannot believe it is only made from Fibre Glass, as they say, it looks more like a granite stone waterfall.
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3 Simple Ways to Maintain Your Boat

Every boat needs proper maintenance in order to operate efficiently for a longer period of time. Routine maintenance and small repairs may seem like a waste of money but in the long run, they pay off. We are going to look at 3 simple ways a boat owner can maintain this important investment.

Regular washing

This is probably the simplest way to maintain your boat. Regular washing is important as it helps to remove any salt residue that could cause damage on your boat’s exterior. You need to rinse the boat thoroughly with clean and fresh water whenever you come out of the waters. This cleaning can be done as regularly as possible because salt can easily cause corrosion especially on the metal components of the boat. If you notice corrosion on the fasteners and other hardware it could be a sign that the boat is not thoroughly washed after use. You can clean the boat using a soft boat brush together with soap. There’s certain soap that is designed for cleaning boats without damaging its gel coat. You may even try using the car wash soap but make sure it doesn’t cause any damage to the gel coat.

Regular oil changes

Regular oil changes are important because they help to maintain the boat in top notch condition. The number of times you have to change the oil will depend on the type of boat you have. You can do the oil changes on your own or hire a professional to do them. The good thing with getting a professional to do the oil change is that they’ll do it quickly, efficiently and using the right tools. You also need to choose the right type of oil for your boat. Experts recommend marine grade oil which is good for your boat engine. Automotive oils are not designed to protect marine engines.

Check the propeller

The last important thing you need to do is to check the propeller on a regular basis to ensure it’s in perfect state. You need to remove the propeller and make sure it doesn’t have discarded fishing lines attached to it. These items can interfere with the gear case and even cause boat leaks. The propeller is also at risk of dents and other forms of wear and tear. In many cases, the paint on the propeller will come out fast and this is normal. But dents must be fixed because if they are ignored, they can undermine the performance of a boat and make it burn excess fuel.

Boat repairs and maintenance should only be done by a professional. If you suspect that something is wrong with your boat or any of its components, it’s important to ask a contractor to come in and check it out immediately. There are certain issues that may seem small but can quickly escalate and undermine the performance of your boat. Consider routine checkups to take note of any issues that come along the way. Remember that a well maintained boat will serve you for longer.
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Boat Gas System Checks

When Was The Last Time You Had Your Boat Gas System Checked?

If you own a boat then you know how expensive it can be to keep it on the water, what with the mooring fees, insurances as well as the fuel charges. The upkeep of any boat is very expensive.

So when was the last time you had the boat gas system checked?

When you think about it, LPG (Liquid petroleum gas) is probably the most dangerous substance you have on your boat, and yet you will spend more money on cleaning, painting the hull and servicing the engine than you will on your boat gas system.

Boats are not like cars they tend to stay around a lot longer and as such will have old outdated even dangerous gas appliances fitted that have never been checked over.

Your boat gas system should at least be checked once a year by a Gas safe registered boat engineer. Any faults or problems will be brought to your attention and can then be addressed.

Your boat gas system checks that you can do yourself

Depending on what gas appliances are installed on your boat, always make sure they are burning with a nice clean flame when in operation.

Keep the appliance clean, if you notice any dust or dirt on or around the appliance burner switch it off straight away, let it cool down, then give it a good clean.

The gas bottle locker should have a drain hole that discharges out over the side of the boat and not into the hull, make sure the drain is clear and not blocked up.

Get a bucket of water and flush it through just to make sure it is running freely. LPG is a heavy gas, and as such will fall to low level, this is why the drain needs to be clear.

While at the gas bottle locker, pay attention to the gas hose, make sure it does not have any scuffs or cracks, it will have a date stamp on it, check the date, they should be changed every 5 years for safety. I bet yours is over 5 years old.

Hob

The gas hob is probably the most used appliance on the boat, used for making the coffee. The burner rings tend to get blocked up after a while. If you notice the flame is a little high on one side and lower on the other, then switch it off, let it cool then give it a good clean out.

Isolation Valves

All modern boats will have gas isolation valves fitted to every appliance, on older boats these may not be fitted, make sure they are all working correctly, light the appliance then turn the isolation valve off. If the appliance switches off, then the valve is still working OK.

The reason you need to check all appliances and isolation valves is corrosion, the same reason you clean the hull, over the course of the season you get a build up on the hull, it’s the same for your gas appliances and valves.

Gas Bottles

When it’s time to change over the gas bottle, make sure you have the correct spanner for the job, it will make it so much easier.

Before you start make sure all gas appliances are switched off, the same goes for the bottle. Close all windows or openings on the boat, you don’t want any gas leakage going inside.

Now change the bottle over, making sure you tighten the connection on the new bottle. Open the bottle isolation valve slowly, once open go to the appliance that is furthest away.

You now need to purge the gas through, you do this by turning the appliance on, make sure the spark generator is working, if not, some form of permanent ignition is needed to ignite the gas.

The ignition part is very important; you don’t want any gas escaping so as soon as you switch on the gas make sure the igniter is working. You then do the same with the next appliance and so on.

Insurance

Most boat insurance companies will require you to have an annual boat gas system check carried out before they will insure your boat.

They want to know that the boat they are insuring is gas safe.

Most marinas also require that any boat with gas onboard, have an annual gas system safety check.

They will also want to see a copy of the gas safety certificate to keep in their files.

General Gas Safety

As with anything that uses gas, safety must always come first.

If you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors fitted, check they are working by pressing the test button on every visit to your boat.

Should you find that it’s not working, either change the batteries or replace it.

Never ever block up any ventilation grills that may be fitted to your boat, they are fitted for a reason and as such could be fatal if blocked off.

If you ever change any appliance or gas fittings always have it checked to make sure you and your boat are safe, yes it will cost you, but surely safety has no price.

How to find a boat Gas Safe engineer

If you have access to the internet, do a search for the gas safe register. Follow the link to the site, once on the site you can enter details of what type of registered engineer you want.

My advice would be to contact them by phone, you will see the contact number on the contact page.

The reason I say contact them by phone, you can explain exactly what type of engineer you need for your work.

Someone who is gas safe registered may only be registered for fires on natural gas, and as such cannot work on your boat gas system.

Being gas safe registered is a bit complicated as there are many different categories’ to choose from.

Each category will have an exam the engineer has to pass to be able to work in that category.

Just because the engineer is registered to work on natural gas, it does not mean he can work on LPG and boats, he must be registered for LPG and boats.

Always be safe and have fun on your boat.
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How to Choose a Yacht Management Company

Yacht management companies provide vital assistance for the owners of yachts. They offer both owners and captains a full range of services including refits and new build management, operation and crew management, safety management and financial and accounting services.

These companies will also ensure that your yacht, wherever it is in the world, meets local regulations, including flag, classification status, and safety requirements. A company that provides a good service will give you peace of mind as you enjoy yacht ownership as they essentially look after the all daily routine and details, both minor and major.

So how do you choose a yacht management company? You can, of course, be referred to one by a yacht owning colleague or acquaintance, through reading specialist magazines, or by finding one on the internet.

The Internet is an excellent way of finding a suitable manager for your vessel and of course you will be able to make contact with any company anywhere in the world. You will also be able to open an account online. It is always best to check out various companies to find who offers the best deal and the Internet is arguably the best way to do this.

No matter which way you choose to find the company you will work with, you will need to give them all the available information about your yacht. This information may be asked for via a questionnaire and will aid them to select the best contractors or service providers for you. You will also be able to advise them of any schedules for maintenance, system and damage checks, cleaning and servicing, or any one-off system checks or repairs your yacht may require. They will also be able you deal with any unexpected requirements, such as emergency repairs, where they will give you a choice of contractors to do the work for you, or arrange to do the work themselves.

No matter where your yacht management company is based, choose one which will be able to help you wherever you are in the world. They should be able able to provide technical consultation and logistical support for you on international level. They should also be able to render whatever you need for your voyage enabling you to take maximum enjoyment from your craft under the safe knowledge that all the necessary details are being dealt with by experts.
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Why You Need a Yacht Management Company

Ownership of a yacht is an incredible experience which gives wonderful enjoyment as you sail out on the open sea. But to successfully manage your yacht is quite another matter, with a myriad of details – both large and small – to deal with. And they can quite quickly become a major headache.

Your craft needs to be maintained, operated and administered at the highest standard possible to ensure its smooth running and safety while ensuring the whole operation complies with national, international and maritime law. In order to do this properly, and ensure you gain maximum enjoyment from ownership, you will need to employ the services of a yacht management company.

A specialist management company will provide you with a full range of support. It will deal with the management of your yacht’s crewing needs, it will deal with refits and construction as well as technical support.

On the technical side, a yacht management company has the expertise to deal with such matters as coordinating both routine maintenance and refits for your yacht. It will also ensure that the craft is compliant with regulations- such as state flag and class requirements, wherever it is in the world.

The safety and security of your yacht is always of a high priority and these can also be expertly met through employing a specialist company. Safety and security are both maintained through approved management systems which are tailored to the type of yacht you own and which are complaint with internationally set standards.

A specialist management company will also recruit your crew. It will deal with interviews, the taking of references, arranging payment and health cover as well as making background checks on crew members.

On the financial side, they will handle your yacht’s budget and accounts, which includes forwarding periodical accounts from the craft’s usage to you throughout the year. All the necessary insurance cover is also handled by the company.

Because yachting will take you outside national waters, into the open sea and into foreign ports, it is essential that the management company is able to provide a service for wherever you are in the world. These services include fuel bunkering and providing spare parts for your yacht on a worldwide basis.

The sheer volume of work needed in the successful operation of yacht should explain why a yacht management company is so necessary. Through the company’s expertise you will be able to enjoy yacht ownership to the full.
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Tips on Basic Boat Maintenance and Care

When you’re considering a yacht share or looking at boats for sale being able to take the time to keep up the maintenance and care is an important part of the process. Before you buy or invest in a boat ensure you understand the specialised care and maintenance these vessels require. Here are some tips that can help you get more from your boating experience.

– Cleaning: You need to wash your boat after each use to help keep it looking great, sea salt can be very damaging especially if left unattended. Using wax and anti-fouling paint will also help ensure that your boat stays strong and looking great at all times. During cleaning a hull inspection should be undertaken to note any damage and remove barnacles and the like.

– Battery and engine/motor care: Whether you have an inboard or outboard motor, you need to make sure that you check it regularly and take care of replacement parts as well as regular attention of the battery. With the constant water around, it’s easy for your boat to get damaged faster and you need to make sure that you keep up on it.

– Routine inspections: Keeping track of routine maintenance will ensure that your boat is in good working order. Checking items for wear and tear is essential to ensure you boat is always operational and safe to be out on the water. Salt water is extremely corrosive so regular checks need to be undertaken to keep you boat in tip top operational order.

– Winterizing: Maintenance isn’t just about keeping your boat running when you’re actually using it, but when you’re storing it, as well. Winterization is a must and it needs to be done correctly to keep your boat safe until spring. This part of looking after your boat is very comprehensive and includes hull inspection and where necessary repairs, particular cleaning and flushing of the motor and protecting against corrosion.

– Transporting: Making sure you transport your boat safely goes without saying, having the correct trailer for the hull design of your boat, protective equipment as well as being easy to launch from and retrieve.

Making sure that you take care of your boat is one of the most important elements. No matter what type of boat you choose to buy or how much you have to spend, taking care of your investment is critical to your success. Alternatively, most yacht share organisations allow you to enjoy the ownership benefits of a vessel, without the hassle of maintenance; you simply leave the care duties to the staff managing the vessel.
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What Makes Yachts Sellable?

Yachts come in a number of designs, models and types. When selling yachts, you must be able to address your prospective boat owners’ wish lists. They are looking for varied combinations of very diverse features when it comes to their yachts. Their first impressions matter, of course, but because of the hefty investment cost, buyers rarely rely only on first impressions when buying yachts.

Among the more frequent and valid concerns that you must be prepared to address are the (1) construction materials; (2) hull design and make; (3) warranties and resale value; (4) cost; and (5) maintenance.

Materials matter.

Boat owners regard their safety above all conditions. They want their boats to be strong and tough. Hurricanes and other sailing accidents, over time, tested the durability of materials used in building yachts. Consumers look for superior materials to ensure this. It has been observed that the boat building industry rarely tests new materials that it uses and that lessons were learned when sailing disasters or even very ordinary collisions prove or disprove the dependability of the materials. Even boat batteries are a common concern for boat owners.

The Hull

When selling yachts, it is important to stress the make and the design of the hull. After all, it is the hull that guarantees the kind of ride that the sailing will be. Depending on the sea conditions of your prospective boat owner, stress that various hull designs are available to cater to their own liking.

Warranties

A superior product will not be wary to offer the best warranty. This is another category where consumers feel confident that they have a good buy, i.e. the warranty offered and how the warranty repairs are to be made. A lot of issues and even lawsuits exist between yacht manufacturer, resellers, and disgruntled customers. It would be a come on for your buyer if you have a written warranty handy.

Competitive Price

If you are selling yachts that are second-hand you might be a bit deficient in the resale value factor, and your best bet is the price. As with all other consumer products, price is among the top influencers of decision. Consumers these days are wise and they do understand that quality is paid for. The benefits of superior products often far offset the price. But still the cost that is far beyond reason rarely gets the sale. Except maybe if it is the America or the Gypsy Moth IV! Bear in mind that people buy boats that have the essentials and boats that they can afford.

Maintenance

Yachts require maintenance and repairs. These cost more money for the purchaser. Osmosis and blisters are among the very common concerns of boat owners most especially if you are selling used yachts. While new boats do not require much maintenance as used boats do, it is a must if the owner wants to keep the resale value at par with the market. Yachts that depreciate easily will be hardest to sell, if the need arises.

When selling yachts, you must love or at the very least like that yacht you are selling. It will be easier to sell her if you are truly convinced of buying her yourself in a heartbeat, if you had the means. Your customer will sense that.
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Buying A Luxury Yacht – Without Complications

When you’ve finally decided that you want to buy a luxury yacht, the problem of finding the right boat for you often comes up. If you are not that knowledgeable with the business, purchasing one would definitely be a difficult process for you.

In buying a luxury yacht in the U.S., there is one way that can make the experience less difficult and faster for you. This is by the help of a broker.

What is A Broker?

A yacht broker is similar to a real estate agent. He is the one whom boat buyers consult when they want to acquire a boat. On the other hand, he is also hired by boat dealers or owners to be their representatives and sell their vessels. He usually gets a commission from the seller with every successful transaction.

There are also other roles that brokers play, other than just giving consultations to buyers.

Basic Inquiry and More!

A broker will closely listen to all your needs and wants and tell you if the boat that you are eyeing on is the right one for you. You can ask him basic questions, like the price of the boat; but be aware that he can give you more than that.

He can inform you objectively about the vessel’s condition before deciding whether you’d want to take a look at it. Brokers can also notify you if there are other similar boats in the market. He can tell you how long it has been on the market and its history.

Boat Loans and Insurance

Brokers can help you get connected with other companies that give boat loans and insurance. They can help you out with the price negotiations and in ensuring the future safety of your vessel.

Paper Works

There’s a lot of paper work included when you buy a yacht. Brokers are familiar with these procedures and can take care of them for you, whether they’re documents for the country/state/province, the initial Offer to Purchase, the Bill of Sale, registrations, licensing, documentation, certificates of ownership, tax charges, security agreements, and much more.

Trials and Surveys

If you are buying a pre-owned luxury yacht, you have to request for a sea trial and get a marine surveyor. Your broker attends the trial with you and helps you out with the results of the survey. He can do the estimations on the needed repairs, how long it would take, how much, and where to find the necessary equipment for the vessel’s repair.

Negotiations

The broker is the middleman between you and the seller. He can help you negotiate your way to a good deal. He can also warn you whether the transaction is a win-win situation for you or not.

After the Deal

A broker can also help you find repair specialists and yacht maintenance companies. He can also refer you to highly recommended, sailing, boat handling, and seamanship classes. He can inform you about boat clubs, boating events, and races that you might be interested in joining. Basically, your broker can also be your new boating best friend for life.
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Abu Dhabi Ports Announces Purchase of Three New Tug Boats

Just recently, Abu Dhabi Ports has achieved another milestone. The master developer, manager and operator of commercial and community ports within Abu Dhabi, as well as Fujairah Terminals and the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), purchased three new tug boats during the Sea Trade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East 2017, (SOMWE), which concluded in late September.

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