Advise re buying process

Discussion in 'Ask the Broker' started by tomhtr88, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. tomhtr88

    tomhtr88 New Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    2007 290 Sundancer 4.3's
    4.3 Mercruiser Bravo
    Want to execute my buying process without waste of time and or money. Most the boats I have been considering are 1500 plus miles away. Need help figuring the out the typical process.

    1. I.D. boat, call seller, request additional pics ask the pertinent questions, want to pursue and purchase. FaceTime video ?
    2. Question. Nail down price before getting on airplane to see boat ?
    3. Everything subject too, subject too. ?
    4. Have someone compression test engines. I can eval the boat. Sea trial
    This is a 290, trailer, brokerage boat.
    Appreciate the help
  2. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Active Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Try to find an internet friend close by who can take a look and see if it's worth your time. Also get a survey. If you're confident that the layout is right for you, then it comes down to condition. You might get the survey done first to save a wasted plane trip.
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    You may even find a CSR member nearby who can go take a look at it and give you a boaters opinion of it before doing anything that costs money.


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