When purchasing a new, or new to you, home, it’s pretty common to have a list of Wants, and list of Must-Haves. The perfect home in an ultimate location might be given a pass if it’s missing a 3-car garage or a Michigan Room.
For boat owners moving to a new home, the list of must-haves can be unique. They may include a larger dock or substantial sea wall depending on the body of water or the size of the boat.
Or, the purchase may depend upon the ability to build the necessary accommodations for a bigger boat. If the structure isn’t already present, permitting, zoning, or other limitations may make or break the sale.
For the owner of a vessel 30- to 40-feet in length or larger, many standard docks are not strong enough to handle the vessel if…