Hello from Nordic Yachts Northwest. We are very excited about the new 40 and 44 models that are starting to role out of the factory now. Nordic Yachts Northwest is ordering a new 40 to be finished by January of 2017, and will debut as the star of our display at the Seattle Boat show.
We are also very pleased with how enjoyable, and successful, the 2016 Nordic Tug Rendezvous at cap Sante in Anacortes was this year. Everyone enjoyed great meals and beautiful weather. The fantastic lineup of classes were very well received and attended. Also our service technicians offered free service consulting on owners tugs who signed up with their questions. It is great that we can provide a high level of service to our owners now that Nordic Yachts Northwest and Cap Sante Marine are combined to make us the true full service dealership for the West Coast.
If you have been dreaming of owning a Nordic Tug for a long time now is a great time to order! Built right here is the Skagit Valley to your specifications, Nordic Tugs are the best of the best, cruising trawlers. We love these boats, and would love to talk to you about starting your new build today.
After taking a boat into brokerage, I have found that it is best to pre-survey the boat to find any problems, rather than wait and have them arise during the buyers survey.
When I brought BUSTER (30′ cape Classic) over from Skyline to Cap Sante I experienced quite a bit of vibration toward the stern of the boat at RPM’s over 1800. So I got approval from the seller to haul the boat to find out what might be wrong. All looks good, but the shaft is very hard to turn. After some more investigation it looks like we need a new cutlass bearing.
We will get that fixed so that when we do get to survey we don’t have a problem that could delay, or even put the sale at risk.
I also found the owner a good canvas company to clean and overhaul the flybridge cover and bimini. Things like clean and well maintained canvas help to give the prospective buyer an over all impression that the boat has been well maintained.
If there is a “punch list” of little, or big things that need to be done it is best to get them fixed. It will give you the best possible chance of getting a good price for your boat. Also it should make for a smooth sale that concludes quickly, and ends with a happy buyer and seller.