Friday, March 20, 2015
- Focus your dream – decide what type of boating you want to do: cruising, fishing, or watersports… Think of what your boating needs and goals are.
- Educate yourself about the expenses (moorage, insurance, maintenance, etc.) that come with boating and determine what you can afford. Secure financing if needed.
- Find the boat! This is where a broker can come in handy – helping you find the boat that pulls at your heart strings.
- Take a test ride and see how the boat performs. Does it feel comfortable and safe? Is it fast enough? Steady enough? Roomy enough? Quiet enough?
- Propose an offer to purchase the boat with a 10% deposit. Determine the price, and contingencies. Financing, demonstration, marine and mechanical surveys are common additional expenses.
- The Seller will receive the offer to purchase from your broker, review it and will typically reply with a counter or accept the offer.
- Schedule marine and mechanical surveys if applicable.
- Review surveys and negotiate repairs of major findings, if there are any.
- Accept any previous agreed upon contingencies.
- Closing: this takes about a week. Final signatures, transfer of funds and delivery! Congratulations!
- If you’re working with a representative broker let them initiate contact and schedule appointments, or at least disclose that you have a representative broker. If you find a boat you want to look at further, tell your representative and let them coordinate things.
- With the help of your representative broker, make an educated offer; look at the typical asking price and selling price of similar boats.
- It is best practice to let the broker or title agent handle communication between the Seller and Buyer, after all, that’s why they are there – to represent you & your interest!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
|This hull is modified to extend the length - from this modification the 39 mold will then also be modified and from that mold all future 40 Nordic Tugs will be made|
Here's a picture of the hull from the bow prior to being modified:
|First 40 Nordic hull taking shape prior to being modified.|
This is going to be a very special boat, I can't wait to see it on the water. Please contact us if you would like to get your Nordic 40 built, or would like to get your share of a Gateway Nordic Tug 40!
Friday, January 16, 2015
January 13, 2015
Gateway Yachts of Anacortes, WA, announces program changes meant to make it even more affordable to enjoy time on the water.
In addition to our traditional Fractional Ownership program we are now offering two new programs:
- Lease Program – The lease program costs substantially less upfront and rolls monthly lease payments into the all-inclusive monthly fee. This knocks down entry barriers, and also creates an easy and predictable exit strategy.
- SuperShare™ Program – A SuperShare is by far the lowest cost way to spend time on the water in a new Nordic Tug or Aspen. A SuperShare owner buys the boat of their dreams, bases it at their favorite Gateway location, gets scheduling priority for 10 weeks of use per year (or more), and Gateway guarantees to pay 100% of the fixed operating expenses and the remaining portion of the boat’s monthly payment (usually 75%).
Details of both these programs can be found on our all new website at www.GatewayYachts.com.
These new programs come into effect with new boats only, while the program remains unchanged on the boats already in our legacy fleet. The first two new boats under the new program are Gateway V, a new 38’ Aspen C111, and Gateway VI, a new 40’ Nordic Tug.
Both these boats are currently under construction and Gateway Yachts is offering a 10% discount for those who purchase shares while the boats are still under construction.
Nathan A. Martin, Founder
Gateway Yachts, LLC
2808 Morrison Ct. Anacortes, WA 98221
Monday, January 12, 2015
|Engineer Computer Rendering in Gateway V Colors|
|38' Mockup contructed to get customer feedback, and then to make improvements.|
|Computer Rendering of White Hull Showing Aft Cockpit Detail|
I'd like to point out the extraordinary engineering that goes into this boat - not only did Aspen build a 100% full scale mockup, but take a look at the computer work that goes into the structure and systems:
|Hull Cross Section - Note how double hull, bulkheads and systems are integrated.|
|Each bulkhead is computer cut from these engineering drawings.|
|Liners drop in over bulkheads to make a very rigid structure. Three staterooms are visible here.|
Once the engineering is complete, computer die parts are cut and assembled into plugs. Thousands of man-hours go into making the plugs and then the molds which are finished to mirror perfection:
Below are pictures of the deck plug being produced:
|Deck Plug During Construction.|
|Mold being waxed prior to forming actual part.|
|Hull bulkheads and conduit being put into place. No wood in the structure, bulkheads are made of Coosa, a product that will last a century or longer.|
|Hull Bulkheads being put into place - you can see double hull construction at bottom.|
|Larry Graf, Aspen Founder, in front of hull as it is removed from the mold.|
|Hull in assembly with starboard hull liner ready.|
|Bow Thruster installed and fairing shape worked.|
|Port hull, Northern Lights Generator with its Lugar engine in place.|
|Starboard hull engine room - plenty of space for the Volvo D6|
|Volvo D6 engine sitting in crate after being placed for fitment. Gateway is installing the 435 hp version.|
|Aft Starboard hull liner installed.|
|Starboard hull liner - aft section. Head below, and holding tank.|
|Northern Lights 5kw generator with shrouds removed for installation.|
|Starboard main fuel tank installed.|
Shares of Gateway V are available, please contact us now so that you can enjoy time on the water in this marvelous boat this season!