Everyone who is thinking about buying a yacht is out into the dilemma - whether to buy a new yacht or choose a used yacht. Of course, the decision depends on the amount of money you can afford yourself to buy a yacht. New yachts are very expensive, and only the rich may please themselves with such luxury. Used yachts for sale are less expensive. There is one more way out that is yacht partnership.
In Internet you may find a number of web pages developed by yacht dealers or yacht brokers. Internet-based marketing system gets sellers broad exposure for their used yachts for sale, and provides buyers with accurate and extensive information and photos on each listing. Marketing programs are developed with the goal: to help the buyers find the right yacht, and to get the fastest possible sale for the sellers.
What are advantages and disadvantages of used yachts? I prefer to start with advantages being an optimistic person but not to convince you to buy a used yacht.
First of all, used yachts for sale may be bought from a fist-rate shipyard within a reasonable budget. While the moment a new yacht touches water, it immediately loses about 15 percent of its value. It continues to lose about 10 percent of its value with each year, up to its fourth year.
Secondly, buying a used yacht of one or two years you will get rid of the malfunction that most yachts, especially new models, encounter during the first years. You will enjoy sailing the vessel that is young and experienced.
Thirdly, yachts between the ages of 5 and 8 years, and even more (depends on the manufacturer), hardly devalue at all. So it is worth paying attention to used yachts for sale that are between these years.
In addition, you may change the yacht interior and make adjustments to the yacht to you're your needs within a reasonable budget. Whereas you are forced to buy the manufacturer's yachts with no possibility to be involved on the design process or to accompany a building process. You will agree with me that it does not make sense to buy a new yacht and to change the interior design. It sounds ridiculous.
Besides, the old, classic manufacturing methods hold a technological advantage within the field of yacht manufacture.
Bear in mind the following disadvantage when you buy a new yacht. This disadvantage automatically is turned into advantage when you choose between used yachts for sale. Buying a new yacht you will bear additional costs for spare parts, tools; complete accessorizing for sailing, etc. Such additional costs are not included in the bids.
When you place your choice on a used yacht ask the owner where the vessel has been kept and how it has been maintained. Many professionals claim that for every dollar saved on routine maintenance expenses, the yacht value loses a hundred dollars.
If you have already bought the used yacht remember that routine yacht maintenance and cleaning guarantee you longer satisfaction from your yacht, less total malfunctions, early malfunction detection and will steer you clear of any unpleasant technical malfunctions, which tend to occur at the most critical times.