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How To Search a Landing Craft For Sale?

 September 21, 2019

There are several options that can be used to search for a landing craft for sale. Basically, you can search for a landing craft tank through an online or an offline way. However, first, you will need to understand what you need in detail such as, the desired dimension or deadweight ton (DWT) of the landing craft, what are you plan to load on the landing craft, desired classification (based on the sailing area or IACS), target budget, etc. Knowing the detail of what you need will help you to search more efficiently thus reducing your cost. Furthermore, the more detail you know about what you need will help you to easily narrow down the offer that you have in your list.

First, you can choose an offline way to search for the vessel. This option can be said the most costly option that you can choose to search for a landing craft for sale. The way you do this is by inspecting shipyard by shipyard. By doing this, you can easily find the direct seller of the vessel to get a better price and for a better reference for your next purchase. The problem is you will need to go to places without knowing if the shipyard has the landing craft that you need or not. Furthermore, if you are not familiar with the location (if you are searching to other countries), it will consume a lot of your time and money.

To counter the problem above, most people choose to go to a shipbroker to guide them get the landing craft that they need. Shipbroker is the third party which will help you to search the landing craft for sale efficiently with the list and connection that they have. The benefit that you get from a shipbroker is the list of the vessel that they already have in hand and also the connection of shipyards that they have. Furthermore, after the inspection process, you can identify the shipyard itself and make it into your reference for the next purchase. The downside is that you will need to give a commission for the shipbroker or usually the fees already included in the price that you get.

The second way to search for the landing craft for sale is by going online. Nowadays, you can get most of the information online. There are many shipyards which already has a website and you can find them online. Not only that, if you prefer to contact a shipbroker instead, you can also find them online. The simplest way to use this method is by typing the keyword “landing craft for sale”, or you can also add the basic spec of your desired landing craft such as the DWT, or even your desired price. You will find all the landing craft available in the market just by browsing through your gadget.

There are several things that you need to consider when you search for a landing craft online. First, you need to ensure that the website is safe and you can contact the person in charge either by phone number or email. Second, you need to confirm the price of the landing craft even though some website already put the price tag of their vessel on their website. Third, you need to ensure that the vessel is still available for sale and the person in charge can act as a professional middle man to guide you to do a vessel inspection.

Vessel inspection is a must in purchasing a vessel. First, you need to match the photos given to you and the actual condition. Second, you need to ensure the price whether it is as is or there are other conditions. Third, you need to ensure that the vessel actually exists and available for sale. By using this method you can get your desired landing craft for sale. Else, you could always choose a trusted shipyard to be your partner to build your vessel from scratch. It will usually take 10 to 12 months to build a vessel up to 1,000 DWT.

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