By Barry Pickthall

Paying for a ship could be a minefield, yet a guide like this can make it much more straightforward for would-be boat vendors to make brilliant, educated choices.
Whether paying for a brand new or second-hand boat, would-be proprietors will achieve professional recommendation on subject matters including:
- the kind of boat suited for their needs
- the place to discover it (brokers, etc)
- what to seem out for
- tips on how to verify it (especially vital for secondhand boats)
- inquiries to ask
- environment a practical budget
- discovering a mooring
- insurance
- documentation required
- and masses, a lot more
Lively, smooth and engaging, and illustrated with colour pictures all through, this advisor is choked with checklists and insights from actual vendors who proportion their reviews. Armed with this booklet, would-be boat vendors are way more more likely to prove with the appropriate boat for them!

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There should also be a paper document, often found in the back of the owner’s manual. The builder’s invoice and/or certificate may also list the HIN. The CE mark should also be displayed on the plaque. There are a few exemptions from the RCD. Boats that can show they were in the EU before 16th June 1998 when this legislation came into force, are exempt, as are boats that have been built solely for racing, gondolas and commercial vessels such as fishing and workboats. Yachts used for charter are not included in this category.

2. How will you use her? 3. How often will the yacht be used? 4. Where will you operate her? 5. What is your budget? 6. What type of yacht will best suit your temperament? 7. Which construction type should you opt for? 8. Where should you base her? 9. Should you opt for single or shared ownership? 10. Should you charter her? This book takes you through the thought processes that will lead to the right type of boat for you – at the right price. 1. Who will use the yacht? Just family, or will you have friends onboard?

When buying second-hand, a survey is imperative. Check in particular for signs of electrolytic corrosion between hull plating and bronze fittings and stern gear. Ferro-cement Ferro-cement yachts are often amateur constructed. They are, however, relatively easy to construct by plastering concrete over a wire frame and, providing the wire remains encased, and not allowed to rust, these hulls can be very durable. They have a low second-hand value. Hull/keel configurations Full-length keel with stern-hung rudder Era: Pre 1970s Pros: Good directional stability.

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