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The Yacht Thread

Beta

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I like a lot of the Lazzaras (Im in Clearwater, FL), Azimut, and I've done some work with Outer Reef. Dad has a Sea Ray 540DA with the TNT on the back.

(I sell yacht tenders...definitely meet some interesting people)
 

WoodyStylee

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My second favorite is the all Gold Palmer Johnson....just sick
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Originally Posted by WoodyStylee
So ive seen a lot of auto discussions, but is there any boating interest on SF? I'm a yacht broker by profession, so I see first hand a wide range of yacht styles.

I've heard the boat business has been horrible recently. A nearby dealership is liquidating.
 

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I love yachts; one of the things I enjoy that not many people know about. It sounds like you have an interesting job, Woody.

I quite enjoy Pelorus as my favorite large megayacht-
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However something more manageable would probably suit me better-
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Sometimes of course you just want to fly across the water, and that's where Fountain and Cigarette come in.
 

Dakota rube

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Originally Posted by suited
Burger Boats, some of the finest made. And of course, Paul Allen's 420 ft monstrosity...

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Decadent ******* code-cruncher...
 

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Ours: 1963 S&S yawl

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and a builder's shot:

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WoodyStylee

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Originally Posted by crazyquik
I've heard the boat business has been horrible recently. A nearby dealership is liquidating.
Yes, the market kinda sucks right now. But it's similar to real estate in the sense that the people who CAN buy, are doing so now. I sold a boat 2 days before christmas.....the buyers are out there, but yes, sales are down. and that Koons boat is ******* horrendous. Looks like a marine engineer and a brooklyn hipster took some acid and designed a boat together
 

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+1! I'm not some tacky Russian or Persian. Sails, FTW.

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I like the larger ones that still employ sails.

Skylge

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I hate that most "nice" yachts seem to have tacky interiors.
 

robin

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Originally Posted by WoodyStylee
Yes, the market kinda sucks right now. But it's similar to real estate in the sense that the people who CAN buy, are doing so now. I sold a boat 2 days before christmas.....the buyers are out there, but yes, sales are down.
Can you share what the buying process is like? And what if someone wanted a new custom boat built for them - would they go through a broker like you or would they go straight to a ship maker?
 

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Originally Posted by robin
Can you share the buying process is like? And what if someone wanted a new custom boat built for them - would they go through a broker like you or would they go straight to a ship maker?

I'm interested in this as well. When someone wants to commission a megayacht like Pelorus or some of the others in the thread, where do they start?
 

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Originally Posted by JetBlast
I'm interested in this as well. When someone wants to commission a megayacht like Pelorus or some of the others in the thread, where do they start?

Call your favorite marine architect and have your checkbook ready. Once you have a design, then you'd pick a builder. This would be for a totally custom job. For a "stock" model you'd contact the builder's agents.
 

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