MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia

 

Sail-World.com : Overseas boat ‘bargains’ hurting Australians with hidden costs

Overseas boat ‘bargains’ hurting Australians with hidden costs

'Buyers can purchase a brand new entry level catamaran for the same price as an overseas brokerage boat - but without the risks.'    Multihull Solutions ©    Click Here to view large photo

Industry leader, Multihull Solutions reports a shocking increase in stories of people being stung by the pitfalls of purchasing alleged ‘bargain boats’ from overseas.

Multihull Solutions director Richard Kilburn said that, while attracted by the idea of nabbing a ‘cheaper’ pre-owned boat on the international brokerage market, many people have seen their dreams fall apart when confronted with the reality of unforeseen handover issues and unexpected costs.

'The GFC has made the asking price for a boat overseas seem initially attractive, but many buyers aren’t aware of the huge costs involved in getting it home,' Richard said.

'There are usually a mountain of challenges that present themselves as soon as the boat has been purchased,' he said.

Among the extra expenses a buyer faces are the ‘real’ costs of travel, the cost of replacing old equipment, and also purchasing additional blue-water equipment such as watermakers, radar, HF radio, sat phones and modems which are required for undertaking extended passages. There are also numerous problems that surface throughout the process including the complexities of moving a boat thousands of miles, the risks of offshore purchasing processes, managing breakdowns and dealing with language translation difficulties.

'By the time the buyer gets their supposed bargain home, they’ve blown their budget and are typically embittered by the experience,' Richard said.

For sale - somebody else’s problem don’t make it yours -  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo

Multihull Solutions is warning people to speak to Australian experts before rushing in to purchase a pre-owned boat from overseas.

'Recently, we’ve listed for sale several boats for clients who have been disappointed by their experience of buying overseas. They have finally managed to get their boat home but can’t afford to keep it,' said Richard.

'They realise they could have saved a lot of trouble and money by researching the database of brokerage boats available in Australia and New Zealand.'

Multihull Solutions has a specialist Brokerage Division that is dedicated to sourcing high quality pre-owned multihulls for clients who want to avoid such pitfalls.

'Our first priority is sitting down with the client and getting to fully understand what they are looking for in a boat and what their budget is,' said Richard.

Multihull Solutions has an extensive listing of quality pre-owned brokerage boats from all over Australia and New Zealand, ranging in size and style to suit almost all budget. The award-winning company has rigorous criteria for listing brokerage boats, ensuring they only agree to sell top quality pre-owned catamarans from a range of manufacturers that are realistically priced to meet the current market conditions.

'We aren’t interested in selling dodgy boats for inflated prices,' Richard said.

If the client decides to proceed with the purchase of a boat, Multihull Solutions helps negotiate a smooth transaction, assist with the survey stages and HIN searches, and even arrange competitively priced shipping and insurance as required.

'Not only can we find great buys on pre-owned boats, but the strong Australian Dollar means clients can even choose to purchase a brand new 11metre catamaran with great inventory from a world-leading manufacturer for under AUD$250,000,' Richard said.

Multihull Solutions has full Marine Queensland Brokerage accreditation and offers absolute security and peace of mind for clients with all deposits held in local trust accounts, which eliminates the dangers of trusting unknown overseas agents.

'Our client base is strong and loyal because they understand that we represent their best interests and want to see them fully enjoy the experience of boat ownership,' he said.

'We believe that our sustained growth and business success in these challenging times has been due to our willingness to listen to our clients and offer impartial advice and support to help them realise their dreams.'

Richard Kilburn described the past year as volatile yet dynamic, with Multihull Solutions diversifying its operations to accommodate the impact of the GFC on sales trends.

'It’s certainly been an interesting period; the GFC and spate of regional natural disasters had a big impact on the greater marine industry, slowing down the traditional buying cycles,' Richard said.

However, the strong Australian Dollar has been a driving force behind Multihull Solutions’ impressive year of record sales in new and brokerage boats over this period, with the exchange also prompting more clients to request ex-factory deliveries to save even more money.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Multihull Solutions in Australia on 1300 885 338, or New Zealand on 0508 MULTIS, emailing info(at)multihullsolutions.com.au or visiting the website at www.multihullsolutions.com.au.




by Multihull Solutions

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=91513

6:16 AM Tue 6 Dec 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Multihull Solutions news

Related News Stories:

02 Jul 2014  Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 set to turn heads
23 Jun 2014  Privilège 615 to be unveiled at Sydney International Boat Show
18 Jun 2014  Prize Bonanza at 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
28 May 2014  Sanctuary Intl' Boat Show - Multihull Solutions blitzes sales records
22 May 2014  Multihull Solutions new management board
20 May 2014  Sunreef Yachts raises the bar with 92 Double Deck
20 May 2014  Sunreef Yachts raises the bar with 92 Double Deck
09 May 2014  Multihull Solutions expands its 2014 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show display
29 Apr 2014  NEEL Trimarans continues to lead the industry in innovation
24 Apr 2014  Multihull Solutions plans impressive Sanctuary Cove Boat Show display
MORE STORIES ...

Marine Business News



Sydney International Boat Show updates by Boating Industry Association,
















APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD by Asia Pacific Superyachts,


Abell Point Marina looking shipshape by Abell Point Marina,














































Captain Phillips and Obama admin wants pirates' nests eradicated
New industry buoyancy in the wake of this year’s Adelaide Boat Show
Sydney Boat Show - US Yachts invites keen sailors to a preview
Good Times Marine becomes Mercury Marine's newest dealership
Australia event cements its position as hosting 'the' marina party
Lagoon 52, her Australian premier at Sydney Boat Show
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 2, 2014 - KIWI rises higher
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 set to turn heads
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 1, 2014 - NZ Economy hits wall
Up close and personal with whales on the Gold Coast *Feature
SA Marina Day encourages South Australians to enjoy their marinas
Southport Yacht Club raffle: Dusit Thani, BRIG Falcon, Marriott stay *Feature
Product diversity and partners underwrite Mackay Boat Show’s success
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 28, 2014 - Directional changes
Demystifying Croatian requests for taxation documents on yachts
Enjoy the whale spectacle, just keep your distance
Satellite images reveals emperor penguins are more willing to relocate
Whale research - new techniques expand for non-lethal methods
RYA announces new partnership with Nipper Skipper
Sunrise broadcasting from the revitalised Abell Point Marina
Extension granted for salvage of a paddle steamer on the Murray River   
Australian Sailing continues to be rewarded with greater funding   
Yachting Australia welcomes AIS 'Winning Edge' investment decision   
Ninety percent of floor space already booked for METS 2014   
Sydney International Boat Show set to embrace new location   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 27, 2014 - KIWI flies high   
Thermal imaging helping bulk carriers avoid collisions in port and in   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo - Mark Seymour to perform   
Third CYCA Solas Trusts grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard   
Weta numbers reach the four figure milestone   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 26, 2014 - KIWI climbs back   
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Beneteau Oceanis 38 offers innovative options   
CruiseCraft adds Explorer 595 Hard Top   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 25, 2014 - AUD up KIWI down   
First ever Explore Australia Expo hailed a huge success   
Hobie Sailing Scene is reopening in Mona Vale this weekend   
Sydney Boat Show - World launch of Seawind 1160 LITE   
Be won over by the new Azimut 50   
Endeavour Quay experiences successful start to the summer   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 24, 2014 - AUD picks back up   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT