Mexican shipyards

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  1. gonzo
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    Besides the initial cost, you need to consider the upkeep, general expenses like insurance food, fuel , docking customs, etc. Another large expense will be wages for the crew. At the stage you are in, and the lack of experience, the best solution is to hire someone to guide you along. This is typical of purchases of large yachts. People that have owned several yachts will hire an expert to inspect/survey the vessel and supervise any repairs or modifications. Also, a professional captain is the norm.
     
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    Go to any marina, post a notice you are available as free crew for any destination.
    Once, you have an interview with a prospective captain, use your best judgement as to the likely hood they may be an abusive personality. Make sure you have plane fare to return if you decide to abandon ship somewhere. Be aware, it is illegal to abandon ship, or miss it's sailing, in some ports.

    Another alternative I heartily recommend, enroll in a maritime academy. after the classes, they send you aboard ships as a cadet to gain experience.

    A third alternative, charter a boat with a captain, and explain you want instruction and a mentor.
     
  3. Leonwaves
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    Im sorry i misunderstood your question. Im probably looking to make a tourist company with it. Although treasure hunting and floating casino sounds good too hehe
     
  4. Leonwaves
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    Thank you so much mirones, i know KFKS are hard to.find so i appreciate the fact you seem to be close to marinas that will potentiallyhave them for sale. The wooden 125000 eu seems like a good vessel. I struggle to understand german so this websites are a.challenge to my language skills but you seem to know german well. Thank you.again for the feedback yey
     
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  6. Yobarnacle
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    i do not recommend buying this wooden boat. Too old, the wood most likely deteriorated. But it IS an example of Gonzo's opinion, cheap used boats are available in USA

    Used 1940 US Navy 73' Naval Vessel, 94606 Oakland - Boat Trader https://www.boattrader.com/boat/1940-us-navy-73-naval-vessel-7258099/


    1940 US Navy 73' Naval Vessel
    73'
    $19,000
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    Don't buy this one either!
    1943 US ARMY designed wooden tugboat in Everett, WA https://www.smartmarineguide.com/L49559823

    1943 US ARMY designed wooden tugboat
    $3,900 For Sale
    Everett, WA
     
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  7. Yobarnacle
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    Now this is interesting. Imagine the floating restaurant it could make? Dance floor on car deck!
    Cheap at $118,909 US Listed price: CA$159,000

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    1958 Allied Vehicle Passenger Ferry, Powell River British Columbia - boats.com https://www.boats.com/power-boats/1958-allied-vehicle-passenger-ferry-7501887/

    I ran a small one hundred passenger sternwheeler on upper Mississippi river one season.
    TWO HOUR EXCURSION CRUISES.
    The bar made more money than the ticket sales and dinners did.
    I was training their local captain of choice, who had no experience.
    It was a startup business. A success from first day of operation.

    Being a citizen of Europe, migration to Canada might be legally easier than to the USA.
     
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  8. Yobarnacle
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  9. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    No more pirates please. We have enough wielding the reins of government.
     
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  11. Yobarnacle
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    you trying to discourage competition, you old eyepatched buccaneer?
     
  12. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Arrr!
     
  13. Yobarnacle
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    arrrgh you this fine day?
     
  14. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Aye arrr taking it easy.
    Lots of old wooden boats about but rot wins them all eventually. Unless you are a minesweeper why is wood necessary?
     

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    not recommending to purchase this boat. but as an example?
    What does it cost to repair an old steel vessel? I stumbled across this breakdown.

    Priced to owner's specifications for optional full conversion on site at Pier 7

    Breakdown as follows: 1. Vessel as-is - $50,000 2. Hull steel repair - $100,000 3. Install New Engines - $200,000 & up 4. Other Machinery - $200,000 & up 5. Refurbish and replace deck and topsides structure - $300,000 & up 6. Outfit topsides finishes and trim - $500,000 & up 7. New wheelhouse electronics - $200,000 & up 8. Exterior painting & fairing - $50,000 & up 9. Engineering - $110,000 & up

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    Used 2019 Custom Explorer Vessel Conversion, 77554 Galveston - Boat Trader https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2019-custom-explorer-vessel-conversion-6996350/
     
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