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‘Boats and Yachts are one of the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made.’

– Robert N. Rose –

Buying a boat can be one of the most exciting experiences, and it should be, they are exciting offer a world of freedom to enjoy and explore the open shorelines. In Spain it is your right to drive a boat and with a long boating tradition it is deeply integrated into Spanish history and Heritage.

Marlin Marine as a reputable Marine Services company with over 20 engineers is well placed to offer you pre sales advise, with our long history in Marine Engineering and qualified services professionals we undertake to offer unbiased advise placing our clients interests 1st above our own.

Our brokers have an insight into Marine Engineering as well as performance related factors for the yachts we broker.

They will be able to assist you with all aspects of your yacht purchase and selling we provide the platform for successful negotiations.

We provide realistic valuations and appraisals of yachts & boats.

We find the following considerations essential when looking to buy your very own yacht.

Flag

State

Flag state where you Register you boat is very important. The flag state bears authority to enforce regulations over yachts which are registered there. The flag state has huge implications over tax obligations, international liability, the ability to charter in certain regions. Cayman islands and Malta are very popular among super yacht owners.

Sea

Trial

Before buying it is Important to perform a full Sea Trial to make sure that your new boat is performing as you expect her to. Usually this is when any problems in performance will show up.

Engine

Survey

We also advise having an independent survey completed on your new yacht which will determine whether the engines are performing to the required standard and if there are any problems with the engines.

Running

Costs

Estimate yearly running cost of approximately 10% of the cost of your yacht new. At Marlin we provide many of the services which you would need to maintain your yacht. Contact us for more information.

Flag

State

Flag state where you Register you boat is very important. The flag state bears authority to enforce regulations over yachts which are registered there. The flag state has huge implications over tax obligations, international liability, the ability to charter in certain regions. Cayman islands and Malta are very popular among super yacht owners.

Yacht

Crew

If your buying a yacht larger than 20m you will need a special license to drive the boat in most international waters. Most likely you will also need be looking for a crew, larger the boat the more crew you will need. A typical deck hand salary begins at approx 2,000 eu per month with Captains and Experienced Chefs and Stewardess earn a larger wage.

Marina

Mooring

Mallorca offers a wide range of mooring Options from more exclusive Port Adriano and Puerto Portals to more remote ports such as the beautifully situated Portals or Porto Colome, prices vary Marlin Marine has an agent for many private moorings available in Mallorcas many ports and we are happy to provide you with more information.

Yacht

Financing

Marlin Marine have developed an integrated finance network which we are happy introduce our clients to allowing the best possible options for your financing solutions.