Deposit Made

Tuesday 11th. June

P1010505Well I have just paid the deposit for the purchase of our Mediterranean home.  ‘Exotica’ is the last boat we saw in Mallorca and instantly fell for.  Although now eight years old the boat has been little used and hardly at all in the last year, however she has been scrupulously maintained by the aforementioned Frank and is in superb condition.  The decks are pristine with the teak beautifully kept and down below the woodwork is a rich, warm mahogany colour.

P1010499In addition she is also equipped with such luxuries as a generator, air conditioning, a water maker, a washing machine and satellite communications.

The brokers acting for the owner are in England and we felt it would be sensible to return to the UK to deal with them face to face.  In consequence we have been in the UK for a week negotiating the deal.  Although it is a bit like buying a house, (and not much different in price), the process for conveyancing boats is a lot less formal and is all over in fourteen days from acceptance of the offer, so we have to organise a survey and sea trial in short order.

We fly back to Mallorca tomorrow – Wednesday – to complete the deal before returning to the UK towards the end of the month for a feast of opera.

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