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  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Individually inspected boats from one of the canals' most experienced, respected & successful brokers since 1995

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    "A very good professional service altogether"

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Operating from our new purpose-built boat sales area, with survey and maintenance facilities on site

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    "The calm and efficient way you dealt with our sale made the whole process stress free"

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    We've been selling boats since 1995

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    "We were very pleased with the high level of service & realistic advice we were given"

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Selling modern and traditional boats

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    We operate an appointment system, please enquire to book a viewing

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Our friendly team have a wealth of boating knowledge and experience

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Full marina services on site

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Individually inspected boats from one of the canals' most experienced, respected & successful brokers since 1995

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    "A very good professional service altogether"

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Operating from our new purpose-built boat sales area, with survey and maintenance facilities on site

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    "The calm and efficient way you dealt with our sale made the whole process stress free"

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    We've been selling boats since 1995

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    "We were very pleased with the high level of service & realistic advice we were given"

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Selling modern and traditional boats

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    We operate an appointment system, please enquire to book a viewing

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Our friendly team has a wealth of boating knowledge and experience

  • ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    ABNB specialises in selling quality new and used boats nationwide

    Full marina services on site

So, you want to buy a boat?

Great, we broker boats and can help, but here is some handy advice:

Know what you want - we were all new to boats at one point, but do your research and have an idea of what it is you are looking for. Be honest to the Broker as to your experience, that way they can help you.

Have a budget and only view boats you can afford. If you have a budget of £60,000 don’t think that the vendor of an £80,000 boat will accept a cheeky offer, because they won’t.

When you find the boat you like the sound of, make sure you go and see it as soon as possible. If you book an appointment for the weekend, don’t be surprised if the boat sells before then, as in the current climate, the right boats sell fast.

When you view the boat, make sure that you actually view the boat! So many purchasers take a 5 minute walk through and then leave. If its not the one for you then fine, but if you like the boat, take the time to look. And when we say look, we mean look – look in all the cupboards, look around the windows for staining, look at the ceiling for staining around the ventilation, look at the cooking facilities in the galley, look at the seating and sleeping arrangements, look at the paint condition, look at the canopy condition – It sounds obvious, but it is surprising how many second viewings result in the purchaser seeing things that they totally missed on the first visit. Or even worse, the purchaser does not come back for a second viewing, but after survey, then wants a reduction on things that they would have seen when viewing.

If you really like the boat then our advice is commit to buy it! If you’re unsure then take some time to think about it. Yes, we know that boats are selling fast, and it might be gone, but if you’re not sure, then it might not be the one for you.
In this current climate we are seeing a lot of purchasers putting a deposit down and then taking their time to get the survey and other details sorted. This is a classic delaying technique whilst they look for a better boat, and just waste everyone’s time. So, with this is mind, should we be like other brokers and make our deposits non-refundable? Vendors would like us to, but purchasers are happy with our fully refundable deposit policy. A controversial subject, and perhaps one for another blog!

When its time to make an offer, the price on the brochure is the asking price for the boat, however, there is currently a trend for making offers, so if you wish to make an offer, make one that shows your intention to purchase. Remember, if you do not offer the asking price you have already put the Vendor on the back foot when it comes to any further negotiation that may be required at a later stage. Top Tip: Vendors do not HAVE to negotiate at the sales stage or following survey.

Be honest about where the money is coming from to buy the boat, there is nothing worse than saying you have money in the bank, for the purchase process, only to later reveal that it is actually coming from a pension or house sale that will take months to release the funds. The truth always catches you up in the end.

Talking of house sales, a lot of people are selling their bricks and mortar to buy a boat. Sometimes this requires the house to have sold to release the funds for the boat purchase. Do not be surprised if the Broker or Vendor will not accept your offer if your house has not sold or there is no completion date set. We all know that house sales at this current time are such an unknown when it comes to timings, and if you choose not to be honest about the process, expect to be found out when you are chased for a date to complete the boat purchase.

Finally, once you have an offer accepted then its time to organise a survey, more on that soon ...

Justin Green

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    North Kilworth Marina, Station Road, North Kilworth LE17 6HY

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