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Old 09-17-2008, 08:18 PM
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Hi All,

I am an Australian boater who has been using this site to narrow down which model ~35ft CC to buy from the US. We have decided on a Donzi 35ft ZFC and are ready to purchase.

Our dilemma however is that living in Aus makes it a little difficult to head to the US to have a quick look at boats. So we are looking for a reputable broker who can do some of the leg work for us before we fly over for a final inspection and purchase.

Do you guys have anyone you can recommend in Florida? Also, an independent mechanical and hull inspection service?

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(PS if anyone knows of a 2001 or newer Donzi 35ZFC up for sale for under US$60k please let me know. [email protected])
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RAndy Sweers of fastboats.com. He is also a Donzi dealer.

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Thanks for the info, we have made contact with these guys already. They seem pretty straight down the line kind of guys.

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RAndy Sweers of fastboats.com. He is also a Donzi dealer.

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I am willing to preview any boat you find in my area and email digital photos and a short narrative of my impressions. I am in SE Florida and have performed many surveys at fastboats.com over the years.
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If you find a boat in fl. need it looked at and delivered to the port(miami ,Tampa etc.) call 239-437-9480 jay. I have done this many times before. [email protected]
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Excellent, thanks for the feed back guys.

We now need to wait until we can locate one.
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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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