Anybody recommend a good site to purchase boats from the USA
First, decide what you want and how far you're willing to drive to get it, then refine your search. Only focus on listings that have phone numbers. Within the first minute of the phone conversation with the seller you should be able to figure out if you're talking to a flake or if you're hooked into someone who knows what he's selling and can properly communicate why it's priced the way it's priced and what he's willing to do to conclude a sale.
Just start looking. If youre in the market, youll figure it out pretty quick.
I bought mine last year from the states and imported it, its very easy providing you got all your docs in place.
Took me 15 min to clear my boat and trailer into Canada.
PM me if you got a question , will try to help ya.
O got my boat off Craigslist but I looked alll over the net
Good Luck, Lots of deals out there but if it smells like a SKUNK leave it alone, lots of cons and don't second guess yourself because there will be another ...
There are lots of good deals. A broker for the border makes the paper work real easy for an uneventful cross. Also dont think you are limited to close sales, like washington or Oregon, lots of good trucking deals as well. I found a nice Pursuit in Ohio off the great lakes that had never seen salt, and got a good deal on trucking from Campion on a back haul that brought the boat to Kelowna where I went to pick it up.
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I bought mine off the sweetest couple in Oregon you'd ever want to meet. Terrific people, we still keep in touch. He's 84, she's 81. She loves fishing, he can't stand fishing. He drove a boat for her so she could fish for over 40 years. LOL Craigslist was the medium. Easy to import.
x 2 on Yacht World.
Process is dead easy. You do not need to hire a Customs Broker either. Just get all your paperwork together to show you have clear title on the vessel and trailer, copy of sales contract, copies of banking transactions to show that the sales contract amount is legit...otherwise risk them just looking up value and charging you tax on book value. Depends on mood of the Customs Agent, so better to be prepared. Go to U Ship for shipping quote - excellent service, works just like EBAY and you can read the feedback profiles to make your choice of shipper. I would recommend making sure the shipper has proper insurance as you will not be able to buy insurance in the US for the boat as you are not a US citizen. Plenty of good deals to be had, and far better choice/selection.
Good to the "Last Cast"
x2 with what Searay said re the uship site. I got several quotes from boat haulers and I picked one that was in the middle as far as price went. He had a good rep and good references. It cost me $2500 US to get a 19 ft Arima and trailer hauled (both my boat and trailer on his trailer) from Georgia to Everett, where we picked it up and brought it through customs.
Fish worship--is it wrong?