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Old 09-21-2008, 11:05 PM
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I am glad to hear that the brokers are required to be licensed. We are still trying to determine the best option for the actual purchase of the boat, for example. Fly over and confirm the condition of the boat after a professional survey has been completed, then transfer the remaining money and travel with the boat to the shipping yards to confirm delivery.

The concern is that if the money is transferred then we leave the US if the boat isn't dropped at the yard then it becomes very difficult to get the boat or money back.

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I am a broker in So Florida. I would recommend you hire a professional surveyor (Ed Cozzi would be a good choice) and let him inspect the boat for you. He is working for you as your representative for hire. He does this for a living so you'll receive educated information. Yacht Brokers and Salesmen in florida must be licensed and bonded. Similar to how a real estate agent is licensed. Go to https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp and see if the person your dealing with is properly licensed, bonded, and has a proper registered escrow account. If they are not properly licensed I would be hesitant to send them any money.
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I would look anywhere but flordia... the sun & salt are killer on their boats..
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Make sure you check your trailering laws in OZ, another member on here ,price B from melbourne Australia had some headaches with his 38 ' topgun. (different state)
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Randy Sweers is first class.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:16 AM
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Thanks mate, we have been watching their web site.

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Our first contact at Fastboats was Richie Powers and he seems to be a top bloke. We called him the other morning and had a long chat about our options and what is currently around the Florida area. I guess it is just a waiting game now...

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Cheers mate, the boat will only have to travel on the trailer on the odd occasion, the rest of the time it will be in a rack.


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have you checked out craiglists in south florida and surrounding areas for donzis?
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Thanks, I'll check that one out.

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