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wsbw
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October 20, 2012 2:15 pm  

I would like to know about the availability of affordable used sailboats in the USVI and also is there many water sports businesses (skiing / paddle boards ) etc.


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October 20, 2012 2:52 pm  

There are various yacht sales businesses and many businesses that sell and/or rent kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards, sunfish, para-sails, windsurfers, etc. These can be found at all marinas for the yachts sales and beaches for others.

As for affordable, that depends on your budget. Boats, etc. are also advertised for sale in our local papers and online.
Even Cost U less sells kayaks from time to time. There are lots of boats for sale on a regular basis.
Just depends what you are looking for and the price you are willing to pay.
There are registration and licensing fees for all watercraft.

If you are considering buying a boat/yacht or toy, you should investigate the annual fees associated with registration, mooring fees, etc.
as well as where mooring/anchoring is permitted and find out how much it shall cost to keep you boat moored out, at a dock or marina and what your options are in Hurricane Season. That goes for insurance for yachts. Many insurance companies will not cover our location.
I have friends that move their boats at the start of hurricane season and come back when it is all over. That's not in all cases but you'll pay
a higher premium if insured to be in the Caribbean even if dry docked during hurricane season which can be very expensive.

You cannot leave kayaks, small sailboats, etc., chained to a tree on any beach as DPNR will confiscate them.
Check with DPNR for associated fees, rules and regulations.


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wsbw
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October 20, 2012 3:03 pm  

Thank you , good info.


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BarefootDays
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October 21, 2012 12:25 am  

If you are ready for a LOT of DIY time, and materials cost, there are some salvage boats available . . . it is not for the faint-hearted but I have just watched my neighbor nurse a $200 boat back to seaworthy health - it's amazing what tremendous amounts of TLC will do . .


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Ronnie
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October 21, 2012 11:22 pm  

Check the local paper and Island Trader. They are there all the time.


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aseafarer
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October 23, 2012 12:13 pm  

Check on craigslist/usvi/boats, there's a 41 morgan asking $12.9K.
http://virgin.craigslist.org/boa/3315397998.html


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li2stx
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October 23, 2012 5:05 pm  

wsbw
i have a 1995 37' Jeaaneau for sale, what is your budget ? pm me for details.
li2stx


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wsbw
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November 19, 2012 7:26 pm  

Great info , thanks,Rob


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rotorhead
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November 19, 2012 7:51 pm  

Columbia 45' sloop asking $10k currently hauled out at St Croix Marine. Call 337-513-8360 for info.


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Iris Tramm
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November 20, 2012 1:12 pm  

There's a saying among sailors that EVERY sailboat is for sale. You've just got to name the right price.


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captpete
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November 20, 2012 2:14 pm  

there is another saying, there are only two happy days in a sailor's life; the day he buys a boat and the day he sells that boat!


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Ronnie
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November 20, 2012 2:26 pm  

And doesn't boat mean break out another thousand?


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Iris Tramm
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November 20, 2012 3:46 pm  

there is another saying, there are only two happy days in a sailor's life; the day he buys a boat and the day he sells that boat!

Well, and the day he or she wins a Rolex. Should he/she be so lucky.

Not a cruiser here.


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rosesisland
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November 20, 2012 8:58 pm  

We checked out a project boat out at Green Key marina. Needs lots of tlc, but good solid boat. Only 2,500. Needs new rigging, but could be a good live aboard. About 34ft. Owner left island and I think they are just wanting dock price that wasn't paid. Thought that would give you an idea. STX


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Alana33
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November 21, 2012 11:24 pm  

The happiest days in a sailors life:
The day he/she buys a boat and the day he/she sells it.

What's the saying? A boat is a hole in the water that one pours money into.
Been there done that, love my house! And all my sailing friends :@)


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marlene
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November 25, 2012 12:44 pm  

We checked out a project boat out at Green Key marina. Needs lots of tlc, but good solid boat. Only 2,500. Needs new rigging, but could be a good live aboard. About 34ft. Owner left island and I think they are just wanting dock price that wasn't paid. Thought that would give you an idea. STX

Is there a bill of sale from the previous owner?

I can't believe someone would walk away from a boat for $2,500 without trying to sell it for that much and a little more.

Anyone?


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