Purchasing the barge

We have now paid for our barge, but just like buying a house there are a number of other costs, legal requirements and other preparations involved, all of which need to be organised and paid for upfront before you can take your boat away. Boat survey First, (before we forked out the full amount for the boat), we needed to have a survey done. This must include a hull report(the insurers will require this). The hull survey will determine the thickness of the metal throughout the hull as corrosion can occur over time. Just as important we needed to make…

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