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Annapolis, MD
Sat Oct 12th, 2024
1 PM - 4 PM ET
120

Guide To Boat Buying

Join seasoned sailor and boat-buying aficionado John Neal during the 2024 Annapolis Sailboat Show for this insightful, information-packed live seminar. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the current boat market, the overall purchase process, and essential insurance requirements.
Live 3 Hour Seminar
Hosted By John Neal
Live Q&A
During this live seminar, we will unlock invaluable insights into market trends, boat design, construction, and detailed guidance on the boat-buying process. With over four decades of ocean cruising experience and 204 sail training expeditions, John Neal's unparalleled expertise ensures that attendees will leave well-prepared to navigate their boat-buying journey.
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We think it's important to share why we’re so passionate about teaching you what we've learned about sailing. See, we teach it because we live it. It wasn’t too long ago that we were trying to figure out how to chart our journey and set sail. We did all the research, watched the YouTube videos, and read thousands of articles and blog posts. Everyone was saying something different! It was overwhelming and made the decision to start our adventure even harder. Quite frankly, we were nearly terrified... But we didn't give up on our dream life. Through trial and error we found what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work. Over the last few years, we’ve been able to help change thousands of people’s lives by sharing our experiences.

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Annapolis • October 10-14, 2024

This year, during the Annapolis Sailboat Show, American Sailing will be offering a lineup of live, in-person seminars led by some of the world's most esteemed and well-known sailors covering an array of topics - from mastering marine diesel engines and navigating the complexities of boat electronics to insider tips on purchasing the perfect cruising boat. Our expert-led sessions will cover essential topics for every sailor. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just setting course, these seminars will offer invaluable insights meant to enhance your sailing journey.

Guide To Boat Buying

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Who is this class for?

Ideal for aspiring boat owners, seasoned sailors looking to upgrade, and anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of the boat-buying process. Whether you're new to sailing or an experienced cruiser, you'll gain valuable knowledge tailored to help you find and purchase the perfect sailing yacht for your needs.

What Will I Learn?

During this live course, we will discuss the current state of the boat market, including trends and pricing. We will cover the entire boat-buying process, from selecting the ideal sailing yacht to understanding boat design and construction. You'll also receive expert advice on gaining the necessary experience for obtaining insurance, as well as a detailed two-page checklist to assist you in your purchase. By the end of this comprehensive seminar, you'll be equipped with the essential knowledge needed to make informed decisions in today's ever-changing market.
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TOPICS COVERED

PART 1 AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

(included with purchase)
  • Selecting A Boat
  • Purchasing A Boat
  • The Ideal Cruising Boat
  • Boat Design
  • Boat Construction
  • Current Prices
  • Market Trends
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YOUR HOST

JOHN NEAL
Author, Log Of The Mahina
John Neal’s 400,000 offshore miles include six Cape Horn roundings plus expeditions to Antarctica, Africa, Australia, and Spitsbergen. Since 1976, John’s passion has been sharing his ocean cruising knowledge through 204 sail training expeditions aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 and various other yachts. John is author, co-author or contributing author of 17 books including Log of the Mahina. When John’s not at sea leading sail-training expeditions he teaches Mahina Offshore Cruising Workshops and offers boat purchase consultation services. Details on mahina.com
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