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A Guide to Yacht Transport

Sep 14, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Sure, there are always a lot of options on the West Coast, but sometimes you just fall in love with a yacht somewhere else. Now, the big question is: How do I get it here? With the right knowledge and preparation, yacht shipping can be simple. 

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How to Hire a Detailer

Sep 7, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Washing, waxing and detailing your yacht can be a big job, whether your yacht is 30’ or 60’. Aside from taking a lot of time to keep your yacht in good condition, it also takes energy, flexibility, balance, skill, and physical exertion. If you are someone who doesn’t have the time and/or the physical ability to do it all yourself, you should consider hiring a boat cleaner/detailer to do the work for you, especially if it means that the work won’t get done otherwise. Taking care of light maintenance issues now no matter who does the work can save a lot of headaches later!

If every time you set foot on your yacht, you have to wash it or clean it up and it takes away from the time you actually spend using and enjoying your yacht, then hiring a detailer can be a liberating thing. Imagine being able to dock on a Sunday evening after a weekend of cruising and head straight home instead of spending an hour or two washing the boat down and vacuuming up potato chip crumbs. When you’ve had too much wine and “red, right, return” has tapped out your mental abilities, it’s a lot easier to dial your detailer than do it yourself! Here are some tips on how to find and hire a good detailer and what you can expect.

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How to Wash Your Yacht

Aug 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM

Each time you take your yacht on the water, it gets dirty. Spray from waves leaves water spots on the deck. Grime from the waters clings to the sides of your boat. Sand from the beach leaves shoes and litters your floors. You’ll need to engage in regular cleaning to keep your boat looking (and performing well). Detailing your yacht can be a big job, but fortunately, regular maintenance is easy to do! 

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Products We Love: Sun50 UPF Face Mask

Aug 24, 2020 11:15:00 AM

We wear our face masks every time we leave the house, but did you know a typical fabric mask only offers the equivalent sun protection of SPF 7? That means to protect your skin from harmful and damaging UV rays, you should be wearing sunscreen underneath your mask. Especially in the August heat, it's tempting to wear the lightest, most breathable mask you can find, but the looser the weave of the fabric, the worse it is at blocking UV rays.

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How to Get a Boat Loan

Aug 10, 2020 12:24:00 PM

You've found the boat of your dreams and now it’s time to pull the trigger and make your boating dreams a reality—all that’s left to do is figure out how to get a boat loan. Don’t worry, this is every bit as easy as getting a car loan or similar financing.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Yacht?

Jul 20, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Deciding which yacht to buy can be tough. You have to decide on the right size, the right features, and the right price for your budget. To help you decide whether to buy a new or used yacht, let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both options.

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Can I Afford A Yacht?

Jul 6, 2020 1:07:00 PM

Let's be honest, yachts are expensive.

Tiger Woods purchased his 155-foot yacht Privacy for $20 million—and that’s cheap by swanky yacht standards. There's also the average annual cost of operating your yacht which is 10% of the purchase price. That means that Tiger Woods is putting something on the order of $2 million per year into keeping his Privacy.

As of 2018, the most expensive yacht is the History Supreme, sporting a $4.5 billion price tag. Not too shabby, huh?

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Your Yacht is a Tax Deduction

Jun 29, 2020 12:32:00 PM

What Savvy Yacht Owners Have Known For Years

Owning a yacht is a great experience that shouldn't be diminished by the difficulty of paying for it. For years, many savvy yacht buyers have been significantly reducing the cost of owning a yacht by placing their yacht in charter. This can allow you to write-off the purchase price of your yacht and deduct most ownership expenses like insurance, slip fee, and maintenance, against your employment income. In addition to providing a tax shelter, your yacht will also generate charter income to help offset other ownership expenses.

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Is Buying a Yacht a Good Investment?

Jun 22, 2020 11:50:00 AM

Buying a yacht should be a lifestyle choice, not just a financial decision. If you love the ocean and dream of spending your days on the water, then a buying a yacht is a great investment in your own happiness which is impossible to put on a price on. However, if you want to learn more about what type of investment you can expect when buying a yacht, read on...

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