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Old 05-16-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Diesel Duck 44 for sale

Diesel Duck 44 for sale - $365,000. Out of the water at the time of writing, completing a major refit of the bridge deck. She needs nothing and will be ready to continue cruising in a couple of weeks time. Currently lying in Malta, so an ideal opportunity to spend a summer or maybe two in the Mediterranean before moving on. All Euro taxes paid and plenty of spares and extras on board.
Check out Destiny Website – Diary for full specs or for the video.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:56 AM   #2
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A quick update.
The refit is just about done and she's back in the water today all polished and shiny.
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:18 AM   #3
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Very nice but it makes me cry how cheap boats are over there
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:44 PM   #4
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Have cheque book, will/can travel
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:48 PM   #5
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Always been a DD fan............good luck with the sale. That's a passage-maker! Nice video too!
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #6
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Man I like that boat. Anyone want to cruise back from Malta?

Questions:

Is the electrical US compatible?

Would a buyer have to pay a big import duty coming into the US?
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:37 PM   #7
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:53 AM   #8
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No problems with the electrics. For Mediterranean cruising I've changed the boat over to European standard 220VAC but all of the cabling diagrams are on my PC so it wouldn't be difficult to change back to 110VAC. The shore power isolation transformer is easily re-tapped as is the generator and the charger/inverter is 110V unit.

P.S. Malta's nice at this time of year.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:31 AM   #9
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It appears that there is plenty of interest but nobody is willing to sail/transport the 'old girl' to the US. Can anybody tell me what the cost of importation for sale, to the US would be? And how would that be reflected in the asking/selling price?
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It would be about 30-40k by ship. You would save a lot if you brought her on her own bottom.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:30 AM   #11
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And to the question of US duty, it is 1.5%.
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Oh to be in Malta ( I'm Maltese) if I was in the market for a larger boat, it would be Destiny and I'd come there for sure.
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With the Euro sinking against the dollar $1.1 to the euro this A.M. It couldn't be a better time to buy.
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With the Euro sinking against the dollar $1.1 to the euro this A.M. It couldn't be a better time to buy.
True statement. And I think as deck load it would be quite a bit less than 30-40K, especially if you bring it north to a high density port like Southampton, Antwerp or Rotterdam where there's a lot more last minute openings on a lot more boats coming this way.

That said, a Duck would make it here on it's own bottom with a drink with a little umbrella in it in your hand.
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Oh to be in Malta ( I'm Maltese) if I was in the market for a larger boat, it would be Destiny and I'd come there for sure.
Malta is very interesting, with its castle walls and historic significance. Didn't enjoy their food, however, but then didn't try any of the American fast food there.
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With the Euro sinking against the dollar $1.1 to the euro this A.M. It couldn't be a better time to buy.
That's good news. We're going to central Europe in September on a land "cruise."
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Didn't enjoy their food, however, but then didn't try any of the American fast food there.

Why would you eat American fast food abroad? 😷
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Is the boat priced in Euros?
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Why would you eat American fast food abroad? ��
Only did it once when we were tired of eating Italian. (Went to Burger King. A long day's bus tour in Tuscany ended there, and we were too tired to search out another place to eat.)

While approaching Luxembourg from the east, the restaurant on the border was an American-style fast-food restaurant. Regardless, I enjoyed horse meat in a local, downtown restaurant.
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Only did it once when we were tired of eating Italian.



While approaching Luxembourg from the east, the restaurant on the border was an American-style fast-food restaurant. Regardless, I enjoyed horse meat in a local, downtown restaurant.

Horse meat! Yes! I also ate that in Italy and thought it was good as well. Very red.
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