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« on: July 01, 2009, 02:56:32 pm »
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I am presently looking at the following ship:

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I wonder if this might be a good candidate for having it converted into a treasure recovery vessel? It is in good condition, has plenty of space, especially lost of work space and the price is tempting, too.

Any thoughts are most welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 03:08:43 pm »
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No Christian . No No No . I know this ship . It is not suitable as a salvage vessel  . It can only be used on rivers and estuaries . Not good to work even close inshore  . It is simply an old party boat for fishermen .    Better to buy a North Sea trawler  . They are not expensive and there you have a sea going boat .   Cornelius

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 03:21:07 pm »
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Hello Corenlius,

thank you very much for this information!

It is quite funny you infact know this ship.

One of my concerns had been the beam / draft which is quite shallow, too.

Thanks again for your help Cornelius!

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 03:35:13 pm »
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Christian what you want is a Dutch decommisioned fishing trawler  . They are cheap and ready to hit the oceans !    Cornelius

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 03:49:36 pm »
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Hello Cornelius,

do you think a ship ike this one would be more suitable?

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About how do you think one should spend for a decomissioned fishing vessel? The above ship e.g. seems to require lots of work = money to put it back in nice condition.

Can you recommend any places for looking for used shipps? I keep on checking various websites but they do not seem to have many different ships in stock.

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 04:05:13 pm »
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Christian . That is a nice ship . Do not look at the rust . That will only make the price lower . The things that count are the hours on the engine . The Horse power  and the insurance papers .The GPS and the compass etc  .  I will help you scrape and paint the vessel  Wink    Cornelius

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 04:07:29 pm »
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Hello Cornelius,

in order to put for example this ship back in mint condition, what would you roughly estimate it would cost? Another Euro 50.000 ?

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 04:32:07 pm »
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All it takes is a good inspection . That will determine the cost of bringing her in good condition . There is no other way . Your close inspection will tell you what you are buying .  You will have my support as a Marine engineer . It does not cost you a penny . I am retired and do not need the money . I am here to help you if you are serious  .  Cornelius

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 04:43:02 pm »
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Hello Cornelius,

this is a very kind offer and I appreciate it very much. I would be very happy to take advantage of it when looking for a ship.

From what I can tell the ship market north of Germany (Netherlands, Norway, Sweden) is much more attractive.

Thanks again Cornelius!

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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 05:03:48 pm »
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Christian . Always remember one thing , and that is :  Wrecks around the UK islands can be worked on without a lot of trouble . Your salvage vessel should be close to the target to be salvaged .  ( cost of fuel etc etc . ) . There are plenty of wrecks to be salvaged in the UK . They don't make it hard on you when you are working these wrecks . Look at the cost of moving your operation to the Philipines ! Who gives you a sure target ?  It is all in the maybe we are lucky , maybe we are not realm . Christian there are so many wrecks right here that have never been discovered yet . The VOC and the WIC had so many wrecks that it will take for ever to discover and salvage them all . Why look at far away places when the mother load is right here .  Cornelius

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