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Old 03-28-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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RE: boat purchase sea trial

yachtbrokerguy wrote:
The main negotiations after a survey are for the surprises. Buyers can see where work has to be done during the inspections prior to an offer, and sellers will know most things that need work. However on many occasions the seller has no idea that something has a problem, and things that worked last week may not work this week.
It is not to try to beat someone up after a survey but to be fair about getting the boat in the condition that it is supposed to be in. Maintenance and wear items should be paid by the buyer, but non functioning bilge pumps, high water alarms, bent or dinged props and similar items are certainly items to be negotiated.
Very true.**A boat we bought a few years back was pretty new and looked good because it was lightly used.* But it hadn't really been MAINTAINED and as a result the shaft had to be replaced due to extensive electrolysis (no zincs).* Nobody knew that until the boat was pulled and after much back and forth the seller and broker paid for the replacement as it was not a normal wear item on a five year old boat.
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