Is there still such a thing as cheap med boats

Racingfrank7

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Hi all,
I have been looking at targa 34's and unless I'm just not finding them, there doesn't seem to be to much difference between med boats & UK boats.
Yes I have seen some cheaper ones in Greece & Italy but by the time you factor in transport back to UK & fitting heating we are back to not much difference.
Or am I missing something ?
Any links, advise & experience welcomed.
Cheers.
 

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Markets determine prices and if a specific boat is not cheaper somewhere else then it is because there is demand there which supports the price. Transport costs (and other on costs) can easily eat up any difference in prices, particularly in a lower value boat. Invariably better to buy a boat where you want to use it, although there can be an advantage in exploiting price differentials in some situations. Perhaps you need to look at what boats are available with sufficient differential to make it worthwhile buying abroad rather than fixing on a particular model.
 

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Hi all,
I have been looking at targa 34's and unless I'm just not finding them, there doesn't seem to be to much difference between med boats & UK boats.
Yes I have seen some cheaper ones in Greece & Italy but by the time you factor in transport back to UK & fitting heating we are back to not much difference.
Or am I missing something ?
Any links, advise & experience welcomed.
Cheers.

That italian one already has reverse air conditioning as well as lots of other extras (e.g. generator). If you ever decide to move it back down to the med then someone else will have paid for all the expensive stuff.

I suspect there will be more boats coming on to the market in the next few weeks as the season draws to a close.
 

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Our experience was that if the boat is in perfect condition it will fetch pretty much what it will in the UK, once it goes chalky and unloved the prices drop far more in the Med than they do in the UK.
Yes there are bargains but also risks and you do have to be prepared to get your hands dirty.

That said if you are buying a boat to use in the Med the strong pound to Euro exchange is making it less expensive than it was.
 

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I found an 02 T34 asking €88,000 so perhaps buy for €80k.

Makes it under £60k - not sure they are that cheap in the UK yet. I take your point about transport but I'm not sure 02 boats are £70k even
 

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I thought it was a lot of money to get boats back from Italy ? Like 10-12k ( think I read it on here some where in a old post )
Then when you factor in time flights hotels marine lawyer to make sure paper work & tax all correct when the brokers English suddenly becomes poor ! Followed by trusting a local survey or flying a trusted one out, adding heating & doing the jobs that will all ways crop up on buying a used boat & then a few sleepless nights for good measure !
The offset makes you think it's not worth it.
Now don't get me wrong if it's bargain boat it's all worth it. There just doesn't seem to be many about, but like somebody has all ready said is it because what I want is popular ?
Maybe.
Or is it because not many are forsale due to been in use ?
Maybe
It's the 1st time I have thought about & prepared to go buy from the med.
I thought I had found 2 boats in France but these must be old adverts after enquiring both had sold. :-(
 

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10-12k is way out for a 34ft boat. Best way is own steam to Slovenia, then road transport to northern France or Holland, own bum back to UK.

I broght a Bavaria 330 back in 2007 and that route the road transport cost was €3,300 with Van De Wettering
 

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I would love to do that but it wouldn't be a option due to the time it would take so it would have to be either a short hope or all road unfortunately.
 

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10-12k is way out for a 34ft boat. Best way is own steam to Slovenia, then road transport to northern France or Holland, own bum back to UK.

I broght a Bavaria 330 back in 2007 and that route the road transport cost was €3,300 with Van De Wettering

Prices have risen since 2007(well for me they have)!
2007 UK boat move £500.
2015 UK,same miles,different journey £850.
 
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