Time to buy your next boat

IF the ar­gu­ments For and against your next boat are equal, just do It, says ru­pert holmes

Yachting World - - Vendee Globe -

Up­grad­ing to a newer or larger yacht is al­ways an ex­cit­ing prospect. It’s a gate­way to new ad­ven­tures and the start of a new chap­ter in life, with the boat in­vari­ably be­com­ing a defin­ing fac­tor in fam­ily life and how you spend much of your leisure time. Yet so many own­ers de­lay un­nec­es­sar­ily, while oth­ers suf­fer buyer’s re­morse af­ter the pur­chase, los­ing faith in their pre-pur­chase rea­son­ing and re­gret­ting the de­ci­sions they made.

Iden­ti­fy­ing the right boat

For many, a change in em­ploy­ment, fam­ily or fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances is the trig­ger to up­grade or change boat, but there is noth­ing wrong with change for its own sake. While it’s pos­si­ble to mod­ernise an ex­ist­ing boat, it can be an ex­pen­sive and ar­du­ous

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