From Totnes to Tripoli
As brokers we often face some interesting challenges when negotiating the sale of a boat that makes our job all the more interesting. Recently Boatshed Dartmouth broker, Paul Singer, received an enquiry from a customer in Libya enquiring about a Galeon Galia on brokerage and in dry store with Ocean Leisure Storage. The purchase of the boat and transfer of funds was all successfully handled and then the challenge was getting the boat from Devon to Libya.
Our customer, based in Tripoli, luckily works in the shipping industry so jointly we were able to arrange shipment of the boat by sea as cargo. With assistance from Paul, a new road trailer was sourced from South Coast Boat Trailers (part of South West Boat Transport) and arrangements were made to load the boat on to the new trailer at Ocean Leisure Storage
and then continue to Harwich port for loading onto the Sloman Neptun bound for Tripoli.
Before leaving Devon, arrangements were made by Paul for Ocean Leisure Storage to check the boat over, thoroughly clean her, run the engine and send the customer a video showing the engine running and then securely pack up the boat and all her inventory to ensure safe arrival.
After some anxious moments with paperwork and documentation for export she was safely loaded at Harwich and arrived a couple of weeks later in Tripoli with everything in place.
Whether selling or buying through Boatshed Dartmouth you can be assured that ‘going the extra mile’ is all part of the service. Our commitment is to ensure a successful sale and purchase and if it means helping out with transport to Lymington or Libya we’ll do our best to help.
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