The sale of used vessels is by far highest percentage of actual boat sales in Tenerife. The reason for this is partly due to the lack of berths in some Marinas, but mostly due to the saving over the price of New Boats. However, when purchasing a used vessel you are getting exactly that, a vessel which has beed used over a number of years and you should expect to have to put something towards repairs as equipment fails. There are no guarantees with used vessels. In the UK a purchaser of a used boat would employ the services of a Marine Surveyor, this is not usual in Tenerife. So what are the pitfalls and how can you protect yourself:
Spanish registered vessels can have debts associated with them!
As part of our Brokerage Service we check that vessels are "Free from debts registered on them"
Ownership of the vessel was never registered by the current owner or was not properly imported!
These can be a serious problems, especially if the registered owner has left the country. As part of our service we confirm ownership of the vessel prior to sale and that all taxes have been paid.
How do I know that the hull and engine are in good condition?
We can have the hull examined out of the water and commision the dealer for the engine type to carry out a examintion of the mechanical condition and provide a report.
What about the paperwork?
We have been involved in importing and registering vessels for many years and can advise you on the best course of action. This could mean de-registering from the Spanish List and taking British Registration which is now accepted in the Canaries. Whatever you decide we can carry out the process for you.
There is no need to be afraid of purchasing a used vessel, as long as the correct steps are taken to ensure that you are obtaining value for money.
Registration, Licensing & Boat Care
Club Sail Brokerage can find the right boat for you, with or without a Marina Berth. We can assist with registration, licensing and train you to use your boat safely. If you only intend spending part of the year in Tenerife, we can provide a "Guardinage" boat care service ensuring your boat is kept safe, clean and prepared for your use when you return.
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