Buying a yacht, what do i need to know

The yacht market is currently undergoing a radical shake up. What was once a pastime for an elite group is now becoming an ever more egalitarian pursuit. Large part of this transformation in the last decade has been the development of the used boat market, whilst new yachts are utilising materials that make yacht purchasing cheaper.

However, with any market undergoing radical change its easy to forget that sometimes, whether you’re a first time buyer or someone with a little experience, knowing what to look out for when purchasing a sea vessel is always a good thing.

So, what do you need to know when buying a yacht, and what pitfalls can we avoid when doing so? Here are just a few tips.

Are you using a broker or not?

Unlike buying a car, where supply far exceeds demand, the act of buying a boat is a little more complex. You could go it alone and do lots of research and actually, that’s what you should do when it comes to getting an idea of what it is you want, but when it comes to dealing with yacht owners and getting more information, that can be trickier.

Brokers such as Princess Yachts for example work with buyers and sellers daily, and aside from having a variety of yachts to choose from, they can provide background histories, recommend lawyers for purchases and even take you through the process for a relative fee.

Attend boat shows, search the net, get as much information as possible

Pretty much as the title explains what you really want to do is take the time to research the market and get an understanding of what it is you actually want. It could be that you wanted a smaller vessel but realise that your needs may require something bigger, or vice versa.

A great starting place is a boat show. Here you can see the latest models and gather information on what is available today and even forward plan a year or two ahead when you know that there will be some available in the second hand market. That’s not always the case, but you could even get an idea of what was available before and do some searches on the net to get an idea of price and condition.

What specification do you want?

Here you need to consider two main things; the size of the boat and how well equipped it will be. Size will impact living arrangement as, just like houses, the bigger the boat, the more possibilities of layout there is. Equipment though may be down to how the kitchen is decked out to full entertainment suites and boat handling options.

It’s important to remember that you build up your knowledge over time and thus, your needs may also change with that knowledge.

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Finally, if you’re going through a yacht purchase, make sure, especially in the second hand market that you get a full and conclusive survey. Here, you will discover what … Read More

Delhi – The Treasure Trove of India

“Guys! Let’s go to Goa!” – This is one of the most common things we get to hear among youngsters these days, whenever they talk about going on a trip with their friends. No doubt, Goa is one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist must-visits of India and life over there is like paradise, so why would one want to travel anywhere else, right? The answer to that is to experience the vast diversity of cultures that each city of India has to offer.

Delhi - The Treasure Trove of India

One such city is Delhi, a city that has lots to offer, from luxurious malls to hawker markets and street-side shops, filled with hidden gems. If you’re looking for a getaway to experience the busy city-life or just to get away from the beaches and tourists, Delhi is perfect! All you have to do is fire up your mobile phone or laptop and search for Goa to Delhi Flights fare and just like that, you will be on your way to one of the biggest shopping hubs in India.

If you are on your way to Delhi, here are some of its best tourist spots and attractions that you can explore.

The Red Fort is Delhi’s most famous monument and a quintessential tourist spot. Why not? It has the breathtaking view of the Red Fort which stands as a stout reminder of our nation’s rich history and the rule of Mughal Emperors in India. The walls stretch for over two kilometers, providing ample space for taking lots of pictures and selfies. If you want to travel back to an ancient era, you can sit back and enjoy the private sound and light show of the Red Fort’s history, complemented by a sumptuous dinner tour as well.

If you are a frivolous adventurer and are willing to strip away the luxuries of comfort and ease, Chandni Chowk is a place you must visit. Serving as the primary street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a stunning contrast to the wide, disciplined streets of New Delhi. Cycle rickshaws, cars, animals, pedestrians, scooters, hand-pulled carts, everyone competes for space. It is crumbling, chaotic, and congested, but is nonetheless, entirely captivating too. There, you will find the narrow lanes to be filled with inexpensive jewellery, electronics, fabrics, and what not. Chandni Chowk houses some of Delhi’s world-famous street food, as well as the highly-renowned Karim Hotel.

If you’re looking to explore Delhi’s busy city life, it can be quite tricky. Therefore, listed below are some of Delhi’s key neighbourhoods for you to enjoy: –

  • Connaught Place – A colonial-era colonnade, filled with bars and eateries, wrapped with a chaotic-feeling central hub.
  • Karol Bagh – A very busy and probably the best shopping district for glittery wedding outfits and tech goodies.
  • Nizamuddin – A Muslim quarter that also houses attractions like Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin train station, and Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah.
  • Defense Colony – In contrast to its name, this neighbourhood houses amazing eateries and cool bars.
  • New Delhi – A
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