Scams Prevalent in Yacht Buying Transactions

scam alert

Two scams are impacting the successful completion of yacht buying transactions. It was bound to happen as these documentation and wire-transfer scams have plagued the real estate industry for years. And, buying a yacht often involves larger sums of money than people's homes.

We have personally seen one of these scams play out with a broker and it was a nightmare for both him and his client. Hundreds of thousands of dollars vanished into thin air! It seems that these scammers hijacked the email communications between the two parties and diverted the money to their own bank account. The broker and his client were totally oblivious to it and only figured this out days later when the money transfer did not appear in the escrow bank account. It is crucial that you talk to the person receiving the money tranfer to confirm wire transfer details BEFORE you wire the money.

Learn more about these scams and how to protect yourself from them.

Touching Moment With Boat Buyers At The Annapolis Boat Show

nestor yolanda lagoon 42We met up with an excited Nestor and Yolanda at the Annapolis boat show this October. They were ready to put their order in for a Lagoon 42 sailing catamaran and brought along their family to share this exciting occasion with them! We have been talking to them via email for a while and helped them do the research and get answers to all their questions regarding boat ownership.

By the time we met them at the show, they had made up their minds about the boat, the yacht management program and the charter company they wanted to partner with. All we had to do then, was to put this on paper and make it official.

Nestor and Yolanda are a colorful couple; Nestor is a university professor at the University of Michigan and Yolanda, a gorgeous blonde decked out in colorful tattoos, is a physical therapist. Both of them have big personalities and strong opinions and they were on a mission to realize their dream of sailing around the world.

2003 Lagoon 380 Catamaran For Sale - Great Buy!

Lagoon 380 waterdog

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Price: $249,000

S/V "Waterdog" is an owners version Lagoon 380, in great condition, for SALE  now! These owners have lovingly cared for the boat and maintained her to a high standard. We know, because we cruised with them this summer. Amy is a cleaning fanatic and Vic tried to make the boat as problem free as possible! She is a great buy and will be snatched up quickly! 

She is set up for cruising and live aboard for the next owners. Whether you're enjoying life at sea or in port, the Lagoon 380 is a seaworthy, fast, easy to maneuver, and safe. It is the most successful model and longest in production of all the Lagoon models!

She has a simple, efficient deck layout that enables you to move around easily and safely thanks to wide side decks and a rigid walkway on the trampoline. The cockpit is a real outdoor lounge area. The interior offers a 3 cabin layout with a comfortable saloon and galley. The cabins are bathed in natural light with large hull windows.

Here are but a few of the NEW and upgraded items on Waterdog:

Annapolis Seminar & Open House

free yacht ownership seminar at our annapolis open house before the boat show


Preview some of the 2018 DUFOUR, LAGOON & BALI models at the open house in Annapolis and join us for a seminar to find out the different ways to offset the cost of yacht ownership, from bareboat charter to operating your boat as a business and more!
Tour the boats while enjoying light refreshments in this great Fall weather!

Where: Port Annapolis Marina
7080 Bembe Beach Rd, #211A, Annapolis, MD 21403

When: September 30th, 2017 from 11am to 4pm

Please RSVP Here>>


Annapolis sailboat show


View all of the 2018 LAGOON, BALI, FOUNTAINE PAJOT, LEOPARD & OTHER models at the boat show in Annapolis.

Join us to find out about the different ways to OFFSET THE COST OF YACHT OWNERSHIP, from bareboat charter management to operating your boat as a business, or crew your own boat in paradise and pay off your future home on the water!

This is the perfect opportunity to see the biggest collection of catamarans together in one place! It's worth it!

WHEN: OCTOBER 5-9th, 2017

WHERE TO FIND US: Dream Yacht Charter Booth in the Vacation Basin on the Lagoon 42

CONTACT US AT THE SHOW: Call or Text 1-954.249.9764 

Make An Appointment

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