We like to
make it easy! Most of our clients live elsewhere . We know
the boats we are selling very thoroughly. We also know the
best of the resources in the French
Caribbean and can put you in contact with the
professionals who can help you make your decision. We will
assist you in the whole process.
the typical steps to purchasing a boat:
You have found the yacht that you were looking for on our web
site and asked us any questions. We have answered your questions
(sometimes by going to the boat and measuring or checking things,
taking digital pictures of requested areas. You like what you
hear and are ready to make an offer to purchase…
We usually prefer to have a contract signed before your visit .
We complete a "Purchase and sale agreement" with
A) The amount of your offer , (purchase
B) Deadlines for :
1) Acceptance of your offer by the seller
2) Acceptance of the vessel by the buyer
(After Visit and Survey)
3) Closing date
Deadline for Payment and delivery
C) Subject to :
(Such as Marine Survey - Seatrial - Personal Inspection - financing
the P & S agreement, and you send it back to us by fax or email. We
forward it to the seller for their acceptance or rejection (the seller
has until the date that you have stipulated on the P&S).
If there is a counter-offer (although we try to minimize this by encouraging
both parties to a reasonable and fair price) we negotiate until an
offer is accepted!
A) You will need to send a 10% deposit with a check in the name
the seller , this check will be kept by Caraibe Yachts as
a deposit on the sale price. If you don't buy the boat this check
will be returned to your attention. In some specific cases,
the deposit can be held on a Caraibe Yachts US $ escrow
B) You choose a surveyor (a marine survey is highly recommended - we
can supply a list of surveyors)
and choose whether to have the survey done before you come to see the
boat or be present while the survey is happening and the sea trial,
if you chose it, (you will need to have completed all of your “subject
to” items by your Acceptance Date that you wrote in the P&S
D) You like what you have found and decide you are going to purchase
the yacht. You accept
The "Closing" process .
The bill of sale is sent to the seller for signature, as soon
as we are in possession of the required documents ( signed bill
of sale, the proof that the boat is clear of any debts and claims
... ) the boat can be paid for according the closing statement
signed by the seller. Usually the payment is done directly
from the Buyer to the Seller's account.
Then you are the new owner , we can make the French Registration, for
foreign Registration we work with Specific documentation
The sale is closed but we are still there if you need:
- any information
for cruising, anchorage
- a delivery crew to take your boat to another port
- a training captain for a few days
- to upgrade the equipment of your yacht
- where to buy, how to install new items
- any repairs, new sails
- help to sell your boat if you want to change boat or go back to city life.
Do not hesitate to contact Caraibe Yachts ! In the meantime
stay in touch, visit our web site http://www.caraibe-yachts.com ,
send us news, and your stories...