Derek Escher brings experience and passion to multihull specific brokerage. He is focused on matching clients with the right boat based on their requirements, and is equally comfortable as a buyer’s broker, or as a listing agent. Formerly with Gunboat Multihulls and Alden Yachts, Derek has over twe ...more
Your expertise in catamarans shortened our decision process by educating us on the pros and cons of each type of boat on the market. It is a comfort to realize there are people in this world that demonstrate integrity, charity and friendship. You represent the finest example of that tradition.
~ Wilson & Elizabeth Walch
Phillip’s knowledge of catamarans is unbelievable. He has visited nearly every catamaran factory in the world, sailed about every design on every ocean, and has been at hundreds of catamaran surveys. He is not only a World Champion catamaran racer, but a sort of “super agent” for catamarans.
~ Ron Williams
Delphine Lafitte, The Multihull Company's agent in France, organized a trip to the south of France where we were able to test sail each of the catamaran brands that we liked and this enabled us to very quickly decide on Catana as a fast, stylish cruising catamaran.
~ Paul Frew
You’re finally ready to view firsthand the boat of your dreams after months of shopping with your broker, and educating yourself on the market and the models.
But what should you be looking for? How can you properly gauge the condition of a used catamaran?
First things first: What is your first impression of the boat? First inspections can be tricky, so you will want to take note of the basics right away. How does she feel to you? Try to get a feeling for whether the boat would work for you based on layout, features, amenities, etc. Then, try to figure out what will have to be done to make her even more usable.
Once you have gotten your initial impressions on the boat, you will want to look at her more closely throughout. Are there major items that might be wrong with the boat? Are there cracks, water incursions, oil spills of note?
As this process is a long and tedious one, you will want to make sure that you take a lot of photos and notes to review later. Fifty photos should be the minimum amount you bring home after inspecting a boat. Never take for granted that you will remember something after a showing, as during the process you will look at a lot of boats and forget a lot of the details of the boats you may have visited.
Below is a useful guide to follow for potential buyers who are looking at a used catamaran.
Derek Escher brings experience and passion to multihull specific brokerage. He is focused on matching clients with the right boat based on their requirements, and is equally comfortable as a buyer’s broker, or as a listing agent.
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