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The Insider's Guide to Choosing and Buying a Yacht

By (author) Duncan Kent
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited, United States
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 4th Feb 2011
Dimensions: w 159mm h 210mm d 13mm
Weight: 1g
ISBN-10: 0470972696
ISBN-13: 9780470972694
Barcode No: 9780470972694
Practical advice on finding and buying a yacht new or used that's ideal for your budget and sailing ambitions As important a buying decision as purchasing a house, buying a yacht can be fraught with pitfalls. The Insider's Guide to Choosing and Buying a Yacht gives prospective boat owners everything they must know before they step into a showroom or answer an ad on the Web. Covering such essentials as establishing what you want from a yacht and setting a budget, the book offers tips on inspecting a yacht both in and out of water, testing sail like a pro, and finally, how to pay the right price and negotiate the sale. Guides buyers on the legal aspects of purchasing both new and used boats Includes surveys on what you should pay for Offers a buyer's shortlist of magazines, Web sites, recommendations, boat shows, and charters Tips on extras and options Advice on protecting your payment With photos that illustrate what to avoid and checklists to help you stay in control during the choosing and buying process, this informative buyer's guide is essential for finding the perfect yacht at the perfect price.

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'...packed with sterling invaluable resource for first-time boat-buyers, who aren't completely sure what they are looking for, guiding them through the complex process of choosing the right yacht and buying it. It is a testament to his recommendations that even experienced skippers looking to upgrade will find some very useful titbits. Topics include different boat types, budgets, pre-purchase checks and legal and technical information.' (Yachting Monthly, May 2011). 'A useful introductory volume that works as a good checklist for the prospective owner of a sailing yacht .' (Sailing Today, June 2011). '