Simpson Marine Brokerage Hong Kong Lessons on Buying Your First Boat Part One

Simpson Marine is a full service dealership with staff who possess an unrivaled depth of experience; we are experienced yachtsmen and yacht owners ourselves, who understand the full range and breadth of our customers’ needs. Accordingly, we are the experts when it comes to helping you buy your first boat!


Even before you start looking at boats, there are some basic questions that you should ask yourself.  If you are new to boats, then you will almost certainly be going for a power boat. For first time boaters, the simplicity of turning a key and heading out on to the water is a major attraction. But this is only the beginning.

The second question you should ask yourself is how much do you want to spend? This question alone will narrow down your choice significantly. If you plan to handle the boat yourself, then you shouldn’t be thinking of anything too much over 50 feet in length. If your budget will allow for a larger yacht complete with crew, then the choice is much wider but the costs go up considerably.

Remember when considering your price range that buying the boat is only one part of the exercise. You will also have to consider the expenses in running the boat, and this includes the cost of fuel, insurance, mooring, crew and maintenance. All of these can add up and it is better to have a smaller boat that does not stretch your finances too far than opting for something larger that you cannot really enjoy because the costs are too high.

The most important question you need to ask yourself is what you will be using the boat for. This will help you determine the type of boat that you need and, in some circumstances, the size of boat that you should go for. It can also help you decide on such things as speed and other performance factors.

By asking yourself some basic questions, you can narrow down your choices considerably. And remember: you don’t have to go it alone. At Simpson Marine boating is what we do best. Let our experts help guide you to the right choice for you!


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