NEW BOAT BUYER SITUATIONS
We have encountered any situation shown below and many, many more! These situations are presented only to get you to think about what goes into buying a new catamaran or trimaran and whether you might want to use a New Boat Buyers Agent.
- SITUATION #1: You want to use a Buyers Agent. But you are told that catamaran or trimaran Builders only sell through their distributor/dealer network. Or you are told that the Builder/Distributor/Dealer network wont work through a Buyers Agent. Is this the truth?
- SITUATION #2: You want to deal with the Builder direct. There is no way that a Buyers Agent, including the cost of using the Buyers Agent, can come up with a catamaran deal that will cost less. Are you sure?
- SITUATION #1: The new boat dealer assures you that their model(s) will do exactly what it is you need and want the boat to do. What do you do?
- SITUATION #2: Youve got 3 water and a 55 bridge before you can get to your dock. You also want 4 cabins, 2 heads, trans-oceanic capabilities and dont want to search the market forever. What catamaran or trimaran model(s) do you choose?
- SITUATION #1: Your order a new catamaran. You specify a specific delivery date because you will then be able to use the boat for several months before laying her up to go back to run your business which is crucial. It is now apparent that your boat is late 90 days beyond the delivery date at least. In fact, it wont even be delivered until after you have to be back to work. What do you do?
SITUATION #2: Youve decided to go to contract on a new catamaran by a certain builder. Whats this builders markup? What might be a good deal? Do they particularly need to sell a boat right now?
- SITUATION #1: Your new boat is being built. Its almost completed. Youve paid in about 80% of your money. All of a sudden you find out that the builder, a very well known and major builder, is either going to reorganize or declare bankruptcy. What do you do?
- SITUATION #2: Youve been making all your progress payments. Then the builder sells your catamaran to another buyer although hes used your money to build it. What do you do?
- SITUATION #3: Your boat is being built by a builder who is backed by a major, major corporation. That major corporation tells the builder to get out of the business in the next 30 days. What do you do?
- SITUATION #1: Your new catamaran is half way between there and here. The crew gets fighting amongst themselves mainly over their cook. They abandon the delivery. What do you do?
SITUATION #2: Your boat is here and coming off the ship. You are notified that you must be there at 2PM on Tuesday to accept it. On Thursday morning, they are finally craning it off the ship and drop it. What do you do?
POST DELIVERY SITUATIONS
- SITUATION #1 : Your brand new catamaran is delivered. Your builder is saying you dont have to survey it because its covered by a warranty so youre safe. Should you survey it? What surveyor should you use? What should you be looking for with this particular model?
- SITUATION #1: Youre a US resident. Your partner, who is actually going to be the captain, is a Canadian. You are going to use the boat in US waters. How should you register/document the vessel?
- SITUATION #2: Someone tells you that documentation/registration experts are just a waste of time that you can do it all yourself. What do you do?
SALES TAX SITUATIONS
SITUATION #1: You reside in North Dakota. You buy a Florida boat. You are going to use the boat all over but it will reside in FL. What do you do?
SITUATION #2: You are a foreign citizen. You want to leave the boat if Florida. What do you do?
SITUATION #3: Your catamaran is built foreign, delivered to you in FL, and you want to use it in Florida. What do you do?
FITTING OUT SITUATIONS
- SITUATION #1: Just suffice it to say that it is very difficult to try to find the right suppliers, installers, refitters, and money savers. What do you do?
- SITUATION #1: Your $900,000 catamaran has $300,000 worth of delamination. The builder is stonewalling you. Youve got the leading expert on this stuff agreeing with you. What do you do?
- SITUATION #2: Your $350,000 catamaran is still under warranty. You put it up for sale but the Buyers survey shows youve got major problems and the Buyer walks away. What do you do?
Again, we have encountered any situation shown above and many, many more! These situations are presented only to get you to think about what goes into buying a new catamaran or trimaran and whether you might want to use a New Boat Buyers Agent. If you want to show some interest in using us as your New Boat Buyer's Agents, click here to fill out our New Boat Buyer's Agent Form or go back to review what we will do as New Boat Buyer's Agents.