Get A Survey!!!

Get A Survey!!!

There are so many first time boat buyers getting ripped off here in the states. COVID has stimulated the boat market and everyone wants to escape. To where? I have no idea. They are buying boats from private party and not getting a survey and problems are either not disclosed or the new owner is too ignorant to know what to do before going out on the ocean.

i was talking to my diesel mechanic who had three engines in his shop getting a complete rebuild from new boat owner boats.

Best money I spent when looking for a boat was on the survey. There was buckling on the mast and it was junk Which was not something I want to deal with.

I'm thinking if the engine was not maintained what else on the boat is a problem.

Spend the $ for a survey. In the states you can find a good one through the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors.