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  1. #1
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    Default New or Used Ship?

    We're developing an Island and need to transport our materials. Is someone know what the best options or should I say ship to carry us there and our building materials? We're thinking that after we build, the ship will be the regular transportation for the tourist.

    Thanks in advance,

    Raymond

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    Default Re: New or Used Ship?

    The size and type of ship depends on the location. If you tell us which island, we can advise on a suitable ship. How, for instnce, are you going to unload the materials ? Crane ?

    And for carrying passengers you will need special qualifications, and the ship will need lots of passenger equipment.

    Perhaps post this in Practical Boat OWner forum, where more people will see it.
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

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    Default Re: New or Used Ship?

    Yup, there are a lot of variables. You can have really good older boat and you can have very lousy new one. You need to think of what exactly you need and inspect the offers properly. Try to learn something about the company, previous owner, history of the ship you are looking at etc. New doesn’t necessarily means good. For some good laughs, you can look here. But that is extreme case.

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    Default Re: New or Used Ship?

    Quote Originally Posted by raymondlpottorff View Post
    We're developing an Island and need to transport our materials. Is someone know what the best options or should I say ship to carry us there and our building materials? We're thinking that after we build, the ship will be the regular transportation for the tourist.

    Thanks in advance,

    Raymond
    How about a landing craft with drop down door, or something like Parahandy's Clyde Puffer which was used to supply islands etc in Scotland (could lay alongside & be beached for offloading).

    http://uk.boats.com/power-boats/2015...g#.WpwJGKmnw1I

    http://commercial.apolloduck.co.uk/l...s.phtml?cid=12
    Last edited by alant; 04-03-18 at 14:58.

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    Default Re: New or Used Ship?

    Used ships will give you more life and durability but it depends on the person who maintained before

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