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Why buy a boat with Ionian Yacht Sales

First and most obviously, you like the look of one of the boats we have on offer!

But this leads onto an important point, will the boat of my dreams really look that good in the flesh? At Firefly we aim to represent the boats on our books as accurately as possible.

Each boat is comprehensively inspected and photographed to ensure that what you see on our website is what we see in the marina. This means no wasted time traveling to see unsuitable vessels, and the quickest route to finding the boat you want.

Every boat is visited by one of our brokers, and we don’t list boats for anybody else.

Our brokers have extensive experience in the marine industry, and can provide help and advice during your search for the perfect boat.

5 steps to your perfect boat

View the boatOnce you have looked at all the photos and information on our website and decide you would like a closer look at a boat, give us a call on and we’ll arrange a suitable time for you to come for a viewing.

We’ll accompany you on board and help you get familiar with the boat and it’s features as well as being on hand in case of any questions. This is your chance to have a good look around, try her out for size and see if you think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship!

If you would like any advice on traveling out to Greece to view a boat, please see our travel page.

Make an offerAfter the viewing, you can choose to walk away, no strings attached, or, if you like what you see, make an offer for the boat. We’ll liase with the current owners to help the two of you agree a price.

At this point, you may wish to arrange any finance plan you intend to use to purchase the boat. We can put you in touch with marine mortgage companies to help with this.

Get the boat surveyedFor most boats, and especially the big stuff, we’d recommend a survey before purchase. We can provide you with a list of local surveyors from which to choose, or you can appoint your own.

A surveyor will assess the condition of the vesssel and make recommendations as to any work that may need doing – in order to do this they will usually need to see the boat out of the water. We can help arrange a crane or travel lift to haul the boat for the survey.

Once the survey is complete you’ll get a written report from the surveyor. On the basis of this, you can choose to:

  • Continue with the purchase as planned
  • Re-negotiate the price to take into account any work that needs doing
  • In the case of what is called ‘material defects’, withdraw from the purchase completely and get your deposit back

Once the price is agreed, it’s just a case of dotting i’s and crossing t’s before the boat is yours…

Complete the purchase and go sailing!

Once everything is in place, we’ll complete the sale of the boat and she’s yours!

There’s always a few bits & bobs to sort out after purchase, but we can help you with:

  • Registration of the boat
  • Marine insurance
  • Marinas and berthing arrangements
  • Safety gear
  • Any training you may need
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