Our friendly neighborhood yacht broker!
We have been receiving periodic follow-up emails from Staley, a broker at The Catamaran Company. Several months ago we made contact with him and gave him a loose outline of our plans. Since then he has been sending us updates and recent listings semi-relevant to our search. I’m not positive if these are custom emails or instead generated by some sort of database. Regardless I decided today to reply to his most recent one. Here is what I sent him..
Thanks for the follow up.
Although I would like to be able to say that those boats are in our price range they are probably 100k above it. 🙁
We have been seriously looking at the PDQs on the market (both 32s and 36s). I only find one when searching your website. Several others are listed on various other sites.
Of course we have yet to step aboard one of these vessels, or any other cat since we have made our plans to go cruising (with the exception of a brief visit aboard a Gemini 105). As such our minds are still very open. Both the Lagoon 380 and FP Mahe are awesome looking boats!
Our estimated departure from Canada remains November 1st or so.
As I understand it if we were to purchase a boat in Florida there would be no sales tax payable so long as we leave the state within 90 days. Is this correct?
Do you have any experience in re-registering a catamaran as a Canadian-flagged vessel? I have read that a tonnage survey is required in order to do so. Is such a thing easily obtained in your area?
Thanks for your help!
We have a guest visiting us this weekend and staying at our house. We felt obligated to give up our bed to him (One of the final things we really need to sell. Anyone need a nice king-sized bed???) as we no longer have any guest-room furniture. Fortunately it’s going to be a beautiful, sunny day today and we will be able to hang out outside around the hot tub.
We are now acquiring Blog readers from all over which is very cool. I only wish I had a lot more exciting things to report. Rebecca commented that she felt most of the recent posts have been depressing. We promise lots of stories of Sangria, snorkeling and sunsets as we move forward.
Here we are sailing a Laser last October. Would a boat like this be large enough to live aboard??? What do you think Staley?