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Broker (CPYB) program.
In addition to specific education and
training, CPYB brokers use proper,
legally correct forms and paperwork to
secure the deal. If you plan to finance the
purchase, expect this to be required by the
lender.
Depending on the boat's, age, value
and your credit, it is possible to buy a boat
with 0% down but can range from 10%
to 25%. Rob's partnership with the Maple
Leaf Marinas group gives him lots of
resources beyond the obvious. For example, the Maple Leaf Marinas hold events
such as rendezvous trips where boaters
follow the leader and gain the experience
of anchoring, rafting out and meeting
other people who may also be new boaters. It's a great way to get more comfortable and confident with your own boat.
The boat is a lifestyle investment. It is
not like It is not like going on a one-time
vacation. Boating can become a lifestyle
and the other boat owners in the marina
often become friends that you spend time
with every year.
Rob also pointed out that life changes
over time and if you have a good relationship with a professional broker, they
can help you change boats to best meet
your family's changing needs. Rob said
that typically, things change every three
to five years for some of his clients and
every seven to 10 years for others. Right
now, it may be just you and your spouse,
but later you may have young children, or
teens. You may want to change your boat
and that may mean going smaller as much
as going larger.
Some people only want to buy a new
boat and that is certainly understandable.
These days though, more and more people are looking for a brokerage boat. First,
you can afford a much larger brokerage
boat on the same budget. The sweet spot
last summer seemed to be boats averaging
about 13 years of age. Something to consider is that you could upgrade, or modify
a used boat by adding thrusters, the latest
navigation equipment, faux-teak decks,
custom paint jobs and other personal
touches while keeping the budget down.
A high-quality boat can be expected
to last longer and perhaps one of the best
reasons for using an experienced broker
is that they know the makes and models
that have proven to be durable and to hold
their value.

Some of the boats Rob Hopkins showed us were quite impressive, like this 2016 Meridian with
only 65 hours on it; $439,900 and it looked simply grand.

Another boat that we went on board was a 1991 Sea Ray 380 Aft Cabin model for only $79,900.
This high-quality boat sleeps six and had diesel engines as well.

This handsome late-model Sea Ray Sundancer is a good example of the type of boats Bayshore
Yacht Sales had last year.

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AT THE HELM: MERCURY INTRODUCES A 600 HP OUTBOARD!
TRAVEL DESTINATION: BOATING IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF CONFEDERATION
TRAVEL DESTINATION: A “BUCKET LIST” CRUISE TO THE NORTH CHANNEL
POWER REVIEW: LIMESTONE L-200R
THE PORT HOLE: APRIL 2021
SAIL REVIEW: BENETEAU OCEANIS 40.1
FEATURE: WHY USE A BROKER?
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