We’ve answered our most frequently-asked questions, below. Click each question to view the answer. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, or would just like to chat about our boats, give us a call!
Where are your offices in Mexico?
La Paz – located north of Cabo San Lucas on the Baja California Peninsula.
Mazatlan – our main hub office located on the Pacific coast of mainland Mexico, about 150 miles East across the Sea of Cortez from Cabo San Lucas.
San Carlos – located in the Sea of Cortez not far from Arizona and about 400 miles north of Mazatlan.
Puerto Vallarta- located about 200 miles south of Mazatlán
Why buy a boat from one of the Mazatlan Marine Center Offices?
Boats in Mexico are better equipped and are proven cruising vessels. They have much more gear than many of their counterparts in the US that are outfitted only for day sailing. Compare the equipment lists of our boats with those of many of our US or Canadian equivalents and see that we bring you better value.
Purchasing a vessel in Mexico is an offshore purchase and may yield tax advantages. We are not in the tax business so we suggest you contact professionals in that area to ensure that you understand your obligations which can vary by state and country.
The crew of Mazatlan Marine Center is made up of boat owners who have cruised the US, Canada and the west coast of Mexico. We have lived the cruising dream and have chosen to stay in our adopted country. We have gained first-hand knowledge of what it takes to outfit and maintain a boat for living aboard, coastal cruising, offshore sailing, day sailing, or fishing.
Can I get a survey done in Mexico?
Our certified surveyors work with US, Canadian and European insurance carriers on a regular basis. Current survey rates range from $10 to $14 per foot. E-mail us for more details.
How does the boat buying process work?
If you see a boat that interests you, contact us and let us know! Each boat has an ‘Inquire About This Boat’ button that will connect you directly with us so that you may ask questions about each boat. We will respond quickly to your inquiries and provide you with detailed information and assessments of the boats we have in inventory. Once you are ready to make an offer, we will work with you to draw up an “Offer to Purchase & Sales Agreement” which details the conditions and any contingencies of the purchase. Our brokers will work with you and the seller to come to a mutually acceptable price and terms. Upon the offer being accepted by the seller, the 10% deposit must be submitted to the title company noted below in Washington State. This amount is held in your name in a trust account.
What happens after my offer is accepted?
Ok, I'm ready to come to Mexico. Where do I stay?
Can I get work done on my boat in Mexico?
Absolutely! La Paz, Mazatlán, San Carlos and Puerto Vallarta are very large cruising communities with multiple yards and marinas. Each city has virtually all the marine-related services and supplies that a boater would want – boat yards, marinas, chandleries and a wide range of marine professionals such as sailmakers, riggers, refrigeration and diesel mechanics, canvas & upholstery, boat maintenance workers. etc. Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to provide more information on the services that we recommend to our clients.