“How to Sell Your Boat to Me or Others”

Last week Handy Patrick told me about the customer that was ready to purchase their demo Catana and instead last minute purchased the new Leopard 44. Patrick was suitably horrified not because he thinks the Leopard is a bad boat, more to the point he thinks the Catana is such a good boat, plus he


“Sorry Am I Boring You?”

Am I boring you by chance, are you here by mistake or are you actually interested in what I have to say? I ask the question as my big  sister tells me this is all quite boring… “Really!” After sending her my latest thoughts via an email (this is pre finished website) she promptly responded to

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“The Process of Buying a Boat – Step Two”

I had butterflies in my tummy, felt queasy and unwell and  I was yet to get on board! To say I was nervous was an understatement. Today was major play and like pregnancy could be a game changer. Today was a day fraught with emotional danger. At risk was my heart as I already knew I

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“The Process Of Buying A Boat – Step One”

It is simple – all you have do is make a decision… It’s decided, we fly to Queensland, look at the boat/s again and with fresh eyes, review the figures and look at the offer and decide if we buy new or continue on our search for second hand. We will walk away on Friday

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“Dear Tim Master of Finance & All Things Sensible”

Good Advice is Gold! The Captain and I were fortunate some time ago to engage the services of a  financial adviser to assist with our dream of sailing away.   Our most pressing questions to Tim have always been: 1. Can we afford to buy a boat and sail away 2. What would our budget


“An Interesting Offer…From Old to New”

Buying a boat is such a big decision you can understand why it actually stops people from taking any action at all when it comes  time to buy. The options, the motivations and the considerations are huge and all have a major impact on your future. Plus this  it is such a new out there

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Birds of the Sea by Walter Pless

Some people don’t realise just how important they are to the fiber of a community, the unsung heroes who quietly toil and create, give and work to make the places we all live in greater for their contribution. My friend Walter Pless is one of these community heroes. For years he has been the voice


“Sorry What Did You Say…”

I had many expectations but what I got was a complete surprise! I thought “on the scene ready to go” Patrick was going to get back to us with a price to work off, what I got was the owner no longer wants to sell he loves his boat too much and what he thought


“I Wait- J’attend”

Waiting is now the order of the day. We wait to see if Miss Catana will be ours as the seller considers our offer. Our original offer has not been well received so the seller has gone to consider, and so we wait. Patrick has promised to get back to us by end of today

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The Quest To Buy A Boat Begins

Step One – Research When you are interested in something you immediately get things on the move to make the desire happen. You set up a spread sheet of costs and the what’s necessary (what don’t you do that step first), you look at every review article and YouTube link on the Internet you can

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“The Devil In The Detail “

Same Same But Different. The Catana is stronger, lighter so faster, the Seawind has a kitchen as good as a small apartment and water maker, washing machine  the Leopard has a front porch that would be perfect for cocktails and the Lagoon the best seating and lounging around areas by far. Ultimately it comes down

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“And The Winner Is…”

Sunday 26th Sanctuary Cove Boat Show – The Expectations, The Surprises, And The Winner Is… Friday we sell our house and travel to Queensland to visit our first ever boat show in our quest to find a new home of the floating variety. The Boat Show Expectations: I would love the Leopard it would be