Second yacht seen.
Valencia in December. Again another Jeanneau 12.5m Voyager, berthed in the recently built marina. This time the asking price was slightly higher but the condition of the boat was considerably better than the last one viewed. Having looked through all of the documentation, taken many photos, the agent and I retired to the marina café to discuss many things and some of them included the boat. I had flown over by myself so a decision wasn’t going to be made on the spot. Having booked the hire car for a couple of days I thought I would kill two birds with the proverbial stone and drove down to Denia, where an old school colleague ran a bar. Having got the address from his sister I found his place in Denia after an hour or so searching. Going up to the door of the bar I read…. ‘Bar shut until 12th December, back in the UK visiting family’. Just my luck! I drove to the nearest supermarket, bought some provisions and returned to Valencia airport. I rebooked my flight and settled down for the night with a baguette, cheese and hams and a few beers. Back in the UK offers and counter offers were made on the boat but we could not agree on a sale price, so another one went by.
A much better presented yacht. Very clean interior, including the engine that appeared to have been cleaned by hand! Yes, there were several items that needed addressing, the bimini spray hood had seen better days, as had some of the teak decking, but these could easily be put right. Unfortunately the owner was not prepared to reduce his price so it was off to see another one.