At the San Diego International Boat Show, the Association Mexico Marina did a presentation to help the boating community with issues about obtaining and cancelations of TIP’s. The step by step how to obtain the Mexican Temporary Importation Permit, Cancellations, and Contact information was presented by Jose Octavio Gomez, a Mexican authority from the Central Administration of Custom Operation. Please click the link below.
BALI 4.0: A SMALL AND REVOLUTIONARY BOAT. THE COMPLETE SEA TRIAL.
BOATANDBOATS SAIL, BOATS / / MAR 14, 2016
Catana/Bali’s producing establishments are four, in addition to that one of Canet en Roussillon (where the biggest Catana boats, from 47 to 70 feet, and Bali 4.5 are produced): they are located in Marans, near La Rochelle ((Catana 42, Bali 4.3 and 4.0), in Tolone (seat of the brokerage and big custom models) and finally in Tunisia, where Bali 4.0 is produced but only in the charter version with four cabins. The advantages of a construction site in North Africa are, in addition to a good manpower cost reduction, an easier delivery in the harbours where charter Bali 4.0 has its natural intended use: Greece, Turkey, Southern Italy, Croatia.
Here is another argument article by the Catamaran Guru about the Bali Catamaran Range – Arguments to counter the criticisms of the competitor. To read more, click the link below:
If you are a Catamaran enthusiast, read the article from Catamaran Guru about the Catamaran Dealer and their Biases for or Against Products.
Catamaran Dealers & Their Biases For Or Against Products
Bali 4.0 vs FP Lucia 40 Catamarans
After the Paris boat show, a Bali owner alerted me about a blog post by a Fountaine Pajot dealer criticizing the Bali 4.0. He was a little miffed and asked for our opinion. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t pay attention to these snipes, but the post was blatantly misleading and I felt compelled to respond. The dealer published predictably negative comments but in this case, the dealer abandoned all reason and logic.
While the dealer’s blog post should not at all reflect badly on the Lucia 40, it should be noted that these comments demonstrate that dealers are often biased and find it hard to be objective about products that they do not sell. It is important to be impartial when presenting any brand of catamaran to a potential buyer. I have taken some excerpts of his blog post and posted our rebuttals below each comment:
Dealer: “…A solid deck all the way forward. Other catamaran designers and delivery captains must be scratching their heads…”
Click this link to continue reading: Catamaran Dealer and their Biases for or Against Products.
Boaters – be aware that CA Sales Tax Decreases – San Diego combined sales tax decreases down to 7.75% effective January 1st, 2017.
To see the new rates by district, see the Board of Equalization’s chart here.
County of San Diego Office of Property Tax Service – Tax Rate by Tax Area Search here