Sourcing Repo Boats?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by DavidWaters, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. DavidWaters
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    DavidWaters Junior Member

    Thanks again to all those who have steered me in my quest for a power boat,you have been a great help.

    I have been searching for the idea of maybe finding a repo'd boat hopefully for a very good price,somewhere in the US.I have found individual boats,and a few small auctions but thats about it.

    I know there are databases for repo homes, usually county wide,but does anyone know of a similar thing for boats-or any other ideas concerning this topic?

    Thanks in advance

    david
     
  2. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    D

    I don't think there is a boat repo database,best bet to just keep looking for auctions.

    But consider:

    -can you pilot it home reasonably...and $$$$$?
    -can it be FOFO via Dockwise? IIRC roughly $15k for a 40' from US Gulf Coast to Vancouver/Seattle.
    -can it be trucked? Width may not be as much hassle as height. Can you sawzall the flybridge off to make it legal height?
    -look into duties and taxes.
    -your costs in looking at it and getting a proper professional yacht survey

    Unless you can absolutely steal the boat,be very careful.
     
  3. DavidWaters
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    DavidWaters Junior Member

    Thanks W,some ideas I hadn't thought of.

    The sawzall -really?

    D
     
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