West Florida: Sleeps 4 Guests in 2 Staterooms

In 2011 this Fleming was sold to a resort in the West Coast of FL and is no longer offered for charter! If you are looking for an intimate charter in Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, or the Mediterranean leave a private message below and we will send you available options This beautiful yacht is based in Boca Grande on the West Coast of Florida.  Indulge in her exceptional value and cruise to Captiva & Sanibel Islands.  The beaches, better known as the shell collector’s haven, are rich with pastel colored seashells.  Spectacular sunrises and sunsets await you…what a great way to spend these last days of summer! Specs Equipment: Length: 55′ Beam: 16′ Draft: 6′ Number of crew: Captain Mike Beach & Chef Freelance Chef/Stewardess TBA Engines: 2 x Caterpillar Cruising/Max speed: 10kts / 16kts Accommodation: Number of cabins: 4 guests in 2 cabins The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and head. The Guest cabin has twin beds, shower and head. FABIOLA II is fully air conditioned through out. Crew share companionway, heads and showers with guests. Sleeps 4 Guests in 2 Staterooms WiFi/Internet SAT TV & Stereo, DVD IPOD Adapters Beautiful hardtop covered Flybridge; Excellent for Entertaining! BBQ Fishing equipment, snorkeling 11′ Novurania Tender Two 1-man Kayaks Full walk-around decks and Portuguese bridge Safe for kids! Fuel efficient = lower APA cost! Contact Us to find out how you can charter this...




Top 5 Reasons Your Boat Is Not Selling: Price

Yes I know, the market is tough right now and everyone is having a hard time selling. Well, that’s not 100% accurate. There are many boats being sold right now of all sorts of sizes, ages and prices. In fact, boat sales this year have continued to exceed last year’s downturn. Now they might not all be selling for a premium :), but they are selling. So why is my boat still on the market? Assuming that you’ve listed your boat with a licensed broker and he’s placed ads in all the expected MLS sites here is the first of the top 5 reasons why your boat is not selling. Price This is the single most important aspect of a sale not just because it invites offers, but because it invites interest, period. Think about the buying process. If you were buying a small trailer or bass boat you would likely drive over to your local dealer and see what they have. If the prices are too high then at least now you know about the type of boat that you like and you go home to check internet sites like Ebay and Craiglist where these sort of boats abound. You punch in the size, model, years and range you feel would be a fair price. Results pop up and you go about selecting the ones you like eventually narrowing it down to a purchase. Buying a larger vessel is a bit more involved and geography plays a big part. Unless you live in South Florida, Seattle or Southern California where there are thousands of large boats to visit, your boat buying journey probably included planes, trains and automobiles. There’s no better way to learn about a lot of boat in a short period of time then attending a boat show, but those also require travel and have fixed dates. So what do people do the rest of the time to shop for boats? They go to the internet listing sites where hopefully they find you, right? This is where price takes center stage. The internet shopping experience for yachts is a self guided and often misguided approach. Amongst other things, MLS sites provide search forms that invite (force) buyers to choose size, year and price ranges.  At this point two things will happen: The buyer has already done some shopping and figured out a price range that they feel is fair for the type of boat that they want. If you’re price range is too high or too low for what is reasonable to expect for your vessel (ie. what the rest of the market is being offered at), then your boat will likely get cut off from the results page and that buyer won’t even know you exist! You come up on the results page, but on the unreasonable high or low end. The likelihood is for that buyer to discard either extreme as either an irrational seller (high end) or there must be something wrong with the boat (low end). You can now understand what “pricing yourself out of the market” refers to. Clearly the lower the price the better your chances are of eventually selling, but it’s also quite possible to scare a prospective buyer away. The fact is that when we do find a boat that’s being sold dramatically below market value there’s usually a catch involved – short sale, bank repossession, damaged, etc…...




How to find your dream boat faster

There are currently thousands of power motoryachts listings posted for sale worldwide. Shopping for a yacht should be very exciting, but it can easily become frustrating. Do you have time, money and patience to spare? If you can afford one of these beauties then the answer is most likely NO! You usually start with a size then you hone in on a style which leads you to brands and finally to price and year.  You’ll probably run through this cycle several times as you become more aware of specific models and just how much boat your budget really affords. After some time, you’ll come up with a list at which point you’re next move (if you’re not already exhausted) is to contact that seller to find out more about the boat. What condition is she in? Where can I see it? What’s the bottom line price? Rest assured that for the most part you will hear what you’re supposed to be told. She’s a 9, easy to see and just put a number of the paper because this seller is motivated. The fact is that all these boats need to sell and everyone, be it brokers or the actual boat owners, are indeed motivated to sell. The broker may be under heat from the seller, brokerage house and/or bill collectors so they might fudge the truth a little to at least get you to come see the boat. They’re hoping that you’ll see the real beauty of the boat and maybe fall in love or maybe that you’ll fall in love with them and want to use them as your broker of choice.  If you deal directly with the seller then you’ll be encountering emotions stemming from hard engraved memories (good or bad) of the boat. They may have sunk boatloads (pun intended) of cash fixing her up and now feel that they deserve to get it all back. On the other extreme, you might find a divorcee that wants/needs to get rid of that boat fast and will say anything to get you there. Worse yet is when your expectations of a 9 are no where near the seller’s rating scale. Whatever the case, you’re likely not to get the fully accurate story on the first go around. We deal with it everyday and it’s as annoying to us as I’m making it read on this post. It’s infuriating and disappointing to drive 8 hours to see a boat that the broker/seller told you was  in prime shape only to find a boat that reeks of old shoe and is falling apart at the seams. Those feeling only become more amplified when you miss out on a good boat while chasing the wrong one. We’ve learned these lessons and have developed several screening techniques to protect us and our clients from wasting time and money. The boats you see on this website are recommended by us for various reasons. It might be their condition, price or style, but they all share something in common: true value. If you become one of our Lucid members you will receive honest reviews with real photos, price comparisons and our unfiltered opinions. The goal is to get you on the water, not flood you with lists of boats. We can’t post every boat that we like so please contact us if you don’t see what you’re looking for. We’ll exchange some emails or...