General consulting is by the hour at $ 95 and can be for a variety of information, such as a comprehensive estimate of the annual costs of owning the vessel you describe. A moored vessel has many unforeseen costs versus a trailered vessel with many different benefits to each. I make these options more clear for your consideration.

Any given vessel you are considering may not be equipped for your particular needs and use. I can recommend the requisite accessories required and approximate costs to meet your anticipated use and goals. I also consult on a range of issues such as insurance claims, re-powering and refits.

Vessel Instructor Onboard

I also offer instruction time on the vessel to ensure you are more prepared to operate and navigate on your own. This includes launching and retrieving if trailered. I also go over correct docking procedures, fueling, operation of electronics and on board systems as well as the most efficient way to operate the vessel. Consulting is charged at $ 95.00 per hour. Lessons on use and operations of close quarter docking of vessels with twin engines, bow thruster or joy stick piloting.

Market Evaluation

I have a large network across Canada and the USA with boat dealers and brokers. I get weekly reports of boats offered in the marketplace and what has sold. Having sold or purchased for buyers over 2000 boats over 45 years I am up to date with a broad range of vessels and their values.

Upgrades, repowers and many other factors are used to determine ‘Fair Market Value’ of any given vessel. To ensure your purchase is equitably priced is important. Purchasing a vessel is a substantial investment and a professional assessment of value is important for your capital investment and that you are able to be insured appropriately.

I also supply a list of what is important to be insured for, such as underwater perils, liability, coastal geographical limits to operate in and the comprehensive side of an insurance binder for your protection.

The cost of a market evaluation is $ 75.00 and for vessels up to 65’ are typically $125.00. For vessels up to 60’, depending on the rigging and propulsion system(s) it can be up to $ 95.00. This evaluation gives you similar vessels currently offered and recently sold in most cases. I look forward to hearing from you.

Serving Greater Victoria, Mid-Island, Saanich Peninsula & Greater Vancouver
Will travel anywhere in Western Canada by quote


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Local 250-893-2839
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PO Box 288 Brentwood Bay, B.C. V8M 1R3

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