Expert Advice

Piracy Against Yachts

by Sail Staff, Posted June 26, 2003
Piracy is a problem that inflicts huge expenses and losses, billions of dollars a year. Most of the targets are commercial shipping, but the threat to yachts is real, and there are regions where the threat to commerce and yacht traffic overlap. Reported incidents have increased in the last year.The Maritime Global Net, which operates a web site for

How to buy a boat

by Charles Mason, Posted October 1, 2003
With interest rates at historic lows, what are you waiting for? asks SAIL's Executive Editor Charles MasonNow that the annual percentage rate (APR) on the unpaid balance of a 15- or 20-year boat loan in some areas of the country is lower than comparable financing for a house, buying a boat just might be a smart decision. If the boat meets certain standards
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