When no longer a yottie?

JeremyF

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Goldeneye's survey went well on Saturday, and subject to any late disasters, will be handed over this weekend.

Am I no longer a Yottie? How many sailing days do I have to do over the summer to maintain Yottie status. If its anything like Air Miles, I fear I'm about to loose my Yottie Gold card, and have to settle for a blue one.

Still dont know what to do re replacement. I did have a simple plan, look at the second-hand market, and if nothing good turns up, order a Bav 32 at SBS. However (predictably) there's talk of imminent price rises.

Looks like a boat-less summer, doh!

Jeremy Flynn

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Happened to me last year. I managed to survive by a week's Med charter , sailing with friends , and spending a couple of weekends in a hotel by the Solent watching the J's racing. I probably ended up doing as many miles in a year as I normally do . Good luck with the new boat.
 

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No problem!

No yacht to maintain = loads of spare dosh to charter whenever you please.

And as an ex yacht owner, you will be in hot demand for crewing with other people.
(Why does anyone buy a yacht!)
 

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I have a desperate need for a gardner so I can go sailing, play golf. Free accommodation, food and drink, pay for your increase in the Bav 32. Also give you many sailing mile credits as well.

What is on your short list, have you looked across the water, lots of cheap boats there.
 

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You are right. There seem to be loads of good stuff in Holland. What good European brokers would you recommend that specialise in late models? Any pitfalls, apart from checking the VAT status? Advice always appreciated

Jeremy Flynn

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So far have looked at eyb-boats.com, annoncesbateaux.com (or similar) and mainly sites in France using google search, 'bateaux voiliers a vendre' (recommended by user tcm). Have also been in e-conversation with a chap in Holland who goes to France to buy French boats so not looked in detail at Holland yet. From reading other threads and advice given to me the main buying rules seem to apply; title, survey, finance, VAT.
 

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Hey .. that's what I did. I drive the Club's 36' Rescue/ start boat.
I also get to fire the gun, a double barrel 12 guage.
To date I have a score of 6x seagulls, 4x shags, 3 x kevlar mainsails, 1x mylar head sail.
Plus I have scared the S>>> out of many foredeck cew. Might get my eyes tested soon.
BrianJ
 

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1) Since I've gotten my own boat, I never had so many offers to go sailing on other peoples boats, even ships more pukka then mine (can this be ?).

2) There's only one adress, basically, for buying boats from owners in the Netherlands:
http://www.botenbank.nl/

Merknaam= brandname
Start het zoeken= start search
Categorie= zeiljacht (sail)
Prijs=price (in euro)
Niet ouder dan= not older than (year)
Max diepgang=draught
Doorvaarthoogte=hight of mast


Obi-Wan
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Another broker in Holland is Het Wakend Ood. they are big and have lots of boats for sale. they also operate a web site where they will alert you to boats that meet your parameters when they become available. I bought my current boat through them last November and have nothing but praise for their service, like picking you up from the station, giving you lunch etc.

Good luck with your hunting and if you go to the Muiderzand branch say hello to Roul Hemkes for me.

Chris Stannard
 
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What about your web site? Are you going to call your new boat Goldeneye too (2)?
 
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