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    Posted: 26/Feb/2010 at 10:41pm
Hi to everyone. My name is Nick. My primary residence is in Greece and I am a student in the UK and after saving up enough money I would like to purchase a used jet ski as I am in love with the sea. I am new to this forum and i'm writing to you for some advice. As I have not found anything of great interest back in Greece, I resorted to looking here. I have found a few but i would like to know what procedures I need to go through in order to purchase it. I.E. any paperwork etc? (Note: I live in Greece but am a British citizen with a British adress). What would i need to do to register it in my name? also, what would I need to look for before I purchase it? besides the hours and damages to the engine and body and its services documentation?

any help would be HUGELY appreciated. 
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I could give you a list of people not to take it to if it breaks down!  Welcome to the forum Nick.What are you hoping to buy, a sit down or stand up? What budget do you have? What will you use it for ?  Wave jumping, cruising if sitdown ect ect.Some of the more experienced guys on here will help you with everything you need to now.Smile
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They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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Originally posted by billyboyno1 billyboyno1 wrote:

I could give you a list of people not to take it to if it breaks down!  Welcome to the forum Nick.What are you hoping to buy, a sit down or stand up? What budget do you have? What will you use it for ?  Wave jumping, cruising if sitdown ect ect.Some of the more experienced guys on here will help you with everything you need to now.Smile
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hi there, its good to see people willing to help. Well, im not looking for a stand up. I like sit downs as they are good for holidays in Greece. i.e. i like to cruise a lot (as i have used them) but also like to have the power for a few 'playful' moments if you know what i mean. Im a huge fan of sea doo. After asking technicians and manufacturers in Greece, i was told they are the most reliable (this coming from a yamaha dealer). My budget isnt too big, i was hoping up to 8k. However i do not want a supercharger as they are not as reliable and very fuel consuming. My ideal choice would be the sea doo gtx 155. I found one with less than 10hours on it, a 2007 model at a good price. That is the one i was thinking of going for but i would like to know what kind of paper work id have to fill out and what the procedure is.
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Not an illegal imigrant are you?Star
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in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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what does 'I am a british citizen' tell you exaclty??
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your well trained?
I was depressed last night so i called

lifeline. I got through to a call centre

in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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P.S.  It also takes to have a good sense of humour as a british citizen NickLOL
I was depressed last night so i called

lifeline. I got through to a call centre

in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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See what im doing is getting your post count up so you can go awol from the newbie sectionWink
I was depressed last night so i called

lifeline. I got through to a call centre

in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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nicely played...haha...i dont mind where i am, i would just like to get some advice on what im suppose to go through..i know how it all works in Greece but im not sure about the procedures here..:S
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Pay your money, get your ski, put it on the sea & ride.
You are advised to "Datatag" it (65, i think) & you may need insurance on some slips & allmost all lakes.
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And never go out alone..................  EVER!
I was depressed last night so i called

lifeline. I got through to a call centre

in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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Ltes give the guy some usefull advice, an 8k budget will get you a lot of ski for your money.
 
If you are going to be useing it in greece, is it not cheaper to buy one from greece, rather than ship it etc.
 
All modern skis are pretty reliable, the supercharged skis will need more maintainece, are you living in the uk at the moment?
 
The yams, doos and kawasakis are all about as reliable as each other to be honest, I have owned all makes and many models and none have been particularly more reliable than others.
 
You may well get a nearly new ski or your 8k budget, will that be with insurance and clothing etc. 
 
There are dealers in the uk that will let you demo a few craft and see what you like best, as at that budget dealer backup would be usefull.
 
If you are useing it in greece, then bear in mind local dealers (and there reputation) as you will need it serivced etc.
 
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hi, yes it does help. Thanks for the advice. I didnt really get anywhere with anyone on this subject. I am living in the uk at the moment but only till may as I am spending the next year and a half back home in Greece. I have tried out sea doo and yamaha but i prefer sea doo. I found a good opportunity here in the uk and would cost me less to transport it to greece than a similar one would cost back there. However, the only trouble is what kind of paperwork i need to complete to get it registered. what i mean is, I am a student, therefore do not have a job and not taxed but I have family in the uk and thus have a uk adress. Would it have to be registered to someone else? or can i still own it and also, what is the process of buying a second hand so to speak jet ski? what kind of paperwork do i need to go through?

thanks for all the help.
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Hi Nick.   There is no registration other than getting it datatagged which is not compulsary but it is advisable.Chances are its already datatagged so all you have to do is get it transfered in your own name.You dont need a job or to be paying taxes or anything else to buy a jetski.Hope this helps.
I was depressed last night so i called

lifeline. I got through to a call centre

in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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It does help a great deal. how exactly would I get it transferred to my own name? As i said, as far as how things like that work in the uk I don't know too much.

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If you buy from a dealer he will do that for you.If you buy privately he will or should have data tag registration documents and will show you how, but as i said its advisable but not compulsary.
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in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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Any of the other guys know more about it than i do so my word is not a binding contract Smile
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in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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I have the impression that it already is data tagged. thanks for all the help though. Out of curiosity, why is it that you don't need to have a job or be taxed. The reason I ask is because in order to buy something like that you need the funds which (presumably) come from work. In Greece at least, you get taxed and it has to be in the name of someone who has a job and fills out tax statements each year. Maybe thats the benefit of being in the uk and buying it as 'a brit taking his pwc to greece for vacation..:P)lol
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Bit like buying a loaf from tesco i quess!  Dont need a job or pay taxes for that although the way prices are going up you would probably need a loan for one.LOL
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in Afganistan.I told them i was feeling suicidal.

They got very excited and asked me if i could drive a truck.
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hahaha....that is very true...Greece is going to get rough to live in...with all the new measures and everything....but, it has to be done..:P
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yeah as billy said, if you go and pay for it in cash its yours, when you go to greece, you may have to register it with small ships regiser.
 
but you would find that out in greece, all that entails is you thinking of a name for thew ski, and get stickers put on it, look at small ships register online, but datatag is a good idea for yourself.
 
have you tried the kawaskis yet?  nitrojet hire them so you could have a long go on one, i love my doos having had a few and still got one now, i would look at a supercharged one instead, as as long as you look after it, it will be fine, and the extra kick you will appreciate it in the long term.
 
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Hi Gussie, well i was planning on taking it to Greece as a British Citizen going on holiday sort of thing (not that it would be entirely true but they don't know that)..it was the paper work here that i didnt know how to transfer it to my name.

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i would strongly advise you get it tagged in your name and get a receipt for it...!
 
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there is no log book as such so a datatag and recipt as wrennie says is youre best bet mate
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If you pay cash for it the dealer may be required to give your details to the Tax man if you are a UK resident. I don't know this for sure but in the building trade now if you rock up with more then 1000 in cash they start asking questions (which is fine by me BTW). You won't get asked question if it is a private sale.

If I was going to spend 8000.00 on a ski though I WOULD look at a recognised dealer so that if anything goes wrong you can take it back and moan (like a good Bristish Citizen).

At 8k, 65 for a data tag is essential. So is insurance. So is a life vest. So is that water coarse.

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YAMAHA: builders of fine pianos since 1887... KAWASAKI: Makers of the worlds best Jet-Skis since 1973.
how come yamaha win all the awards lol
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Originally posted by ii joy rider ii joy rider wrote:

YAMAHA: builders of fine pianos since 1887... KAWASAKI: Makers of the worlds best Jet-Skis since 1973.
how come yamaha win all the awards lol


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hey guys i would just like to ask 2 questions,

1st, apart from data tagging the jet ski, is there any sort of boat 'permit' or license that the boat has to have?
2nd, is it required by law to insure the jet ski?

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