Dream Boat Finder 2017-10-19T09:30:56+00:00


Interested in purchasing a new boat but overwhelmed by the market?  Have a budget but don’t know where to begin on what kind of boat that will purchase?  How do you get the most boat for your money?  Not sure if a wooden boat is for you?  Like the nostalgia…but not sure what is involved?  Not sure of the pros and cons of diesel versus gas engines, pods versus jets?  Want something that you can handle but that can get you to the Black Dog in Vineyard Haven for breakfast?

Let Ned, owner of E.M.Crosby Boatworks and lifetime seafarer, use his all-encompassing knowledge and experience to narrow down the field and help you choose a vessel that is right for you and your fellow boaters…

Please fill and submit one of the questionnaires below.  Ned will contact you and help you find your dream boat…

Sail Boat Client Questionaire

1. Are you looking for a daysailor?*

1b. Is being able to spend a night or two onboard important?

1c. If yes, how many nights?

2. What is the maximum number of passengers that will be sailing at any particular time?* (Example, 2 adults and two children, six adults, etc.)

3. Is the ability to sail single-handed important?*

4. Will the vessel be sailed within the "Three Bays" area of Osterville and Cotuit, and thus require shallow draft?*

5. Will she be sailed in both the bays and the ocean (Nantucket/Vineyard Sounds)?*

6. Exclusively the ocean?*

7. Is long range motoring important (voyages to MV, Nantucket and beyond)?*

8. Will a motor be used simply to come and go from a mooring or dock?*

9. Is a simple "Marconi" rigged boat preferable over a gaff-rigged boat?*

10. Used versus New?*

11. Extent of woodwork preferred?*

12. Will the vessel be raced?*

Power Boat Client Questionaire

1. What is your level of power boating experience?

2. What size boat do you have in mind?

3. How fast would you like to go?*

4. Is the ability to overnight important?*

4b. If yes, how many nights?

5. Are longer distance trips to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket considered?*

6. Is an engine type preferred?*

7. Will the majority of your time onboard be for entertaining?*

8. Is shallow draft important?*

8a. If yes, what is maximum draft?

9. Do you have a style of boat in mind?

10. Used versus New?*

11. Extent of woodwork preferred?*

12. Would you consider fractional ownership?*

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