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To stay socially distanced, Rob Hopkins (left) and Andy Adams met for
our interview in the cockpit of a Sea Ray express cruiser.

Also, you don't need a new boat to get many of the latest features. We were on board a 2011 Sea Ray 390 that has a lot of
new technology including the MerCruiser Axius joystick docking system, a very good electronics package and other desirable
features.
We should circle back to the issue of the surveyor though.
Rob mentioned an example of a one owner used boat that had
always been kept clean and looked very good, but the insurance
company required a survey from a reputable surveyor before
they would provide coverage. It turned out that the boat had
significant structural issues in the transom and engine stringers
and also had a wet deck. The great looking 25-year-old boat for
sale for $60,000, needed $30,000 in repairs.
Professional brokers will usually provide you with a list of
surveyors from which you can choose. They generally don't
recommend any particular one but do know the right ones to
use and others to avoid.
Boats are great, but they're large and complex. Not every
owner is able to get top quality service work. Plan to survey
your own boat occasionally just to keep a close watch on its
condition. Armed with good information, you can decide to
maintain, repair, upgrade or trade.
COVID-19 made last summer a booming market for people
buying boats as a cottage replacement. For many, cottages are
simply too expensive. A boat can be a valuable asset to your
family and provide a lot of fun and stress relief as well as memories that will last a lifetime.
A final reason for working with a professional yacht broker;
often the really nice boats are never advertised because the brokers are already aware of them and good boats quickly change
hands without anyone knowing.
Rob says if you find a boat you just love then buy it when you
find it. It was a really hot market last year and we expect that's
going to continue.


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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?
CROSSING THE LINE: JUST BECAUSE WE CAN…
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