Buying a Yacht: New or second-hand

Buying a Yacht: New or second-hand

by Barry Pickthall


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Buying a Yacht: New or second-hand by Barry Pickthall

Buying a boat can be a minefield, but a handbook like this will make it a lot easier for would-be boat owners to make sensible, informed choices.

Whether buying a new or second-hand boat, would-be owners will gain expert advice on topics including:

- the type of boat suited to their needs

- where to find it (brokers, etc)

- what to look out for

- how to assess it (especially important for secondhand boats)

- questions to ask

- setting a realistic budget

- finding a mooring

- insurance

- documentation required

- and much, much more

Lively, modern and attractive, and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this guide is packed with checklists and insights from real owners who share their experiences. Armed with this book, would-be boat owners are far more likely to end up with the right boat for them!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408154182
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Barry Pickthall is an award winning yachting journalist, photographer and author. A former boatbuilder and naval architect, he was yachting correspondent for The Times for 20 years, and he has written 18 books about sailing, including Blue Water Sailing and Going Foreign, both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 6

2 Types of yacht 10

3 Extended cruising 58

4 To buy, share or charter? 64

5 What can I afford? 70

6 Surveys: the key elements 82

7 The trial sail 104

8 Where to base her? 108

9 Paperwork 114

10 Training and qualifications 122

11 Useful addresses 130

12 Glossary 132

13 Index 140

14 Acknowledgements 142

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