This practical hand-holding guide will ensure all boatowners or would-be boatowners looking for a new or second-hand yacht know what they can get for their money, and how to get it.
Buying a boat can be a minefield, but a handbook like this will make it a lot easier for would-be boat owners to make sensible, informed choices. Whether buying a new or second-hand boat, would-be owners will gain expert advice on topics including: the type of boat suited to their needs, where to find it (brokers, etc), what to look out for, how to assess it (especially important for secondhand boats), questions to ask, setting a realistic budget, finding a mooring, insurance, documentation required, and much, much more. Lively, modern and attractive, and illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this guide is packed with checklists and insights from real owners who share their experiences. Armed with this book, would-be boat owners are far more likely to end up with the right boat for them!
Barry Pickthall is an award winning yachting journalist, photographer and author. A former boatbuilder and naval architect, he was yachting correspondent for The Times for 20 years, and he has written 18 books about sailing, including Blue Water Sailing and Going Foreign, both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.
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