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Old 18-06-2013, 17:25   #16
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Simply spending millions to but the ultimate survival boat is ridiculous. I mean just buy a lifeboat then. Flemings are different from Selenes are different from Nordhavn etc. each has a niche its good at. You need to evaluate your requirements are predicated usage. No point buy a 7kts boat if you only have daylight hours to get 150 miles etc. its horses for courses

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Old 19-06-2013, 08:50   #17
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Ask yourself, do I really need a boat that screams "I'm rich" or do want to have fun on the water.
We got an old fishing boat for 30k and fixed it up to go anywhere for another 250k. We have 1000 sq ft of living space with 8 ft ceilings and 1000 ft of deck.
Do the math.
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Old 19-06-2013, 09:05   #18
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Ask yourself, do I really need a boat that screams "I'm rich" or do want to have fun on the water.
We got an old fishing boat for 30k and fixed it up to go anywhere for another 250k. We have 1000 sq ft of living space with 8 ft ceilings and 1000 ft of deck.
Do the math.
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"People buy things they shouldn't to impress people they don't know!"
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Old 19-06-2013, 19:52   #19
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Re: Fleming or Selene

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Ask yourself, do I really need a boat that screams "I'm rich" or do want to have fun on the water.
We got an old fishing boat for 30k and fixed it up to go anywhere for another 250k. We have 1000 sq ft of living space with 8 ft ceilings and 1000 ft of deck.
Do the math.
Lorenzo, I am very certain that you have a very nice boat... That being said, most people want to buy a boat that is in a bit more "cruise ready" condition, and not go through the process of converting a fishing boat into a cruiser...
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:10   #20
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Old 30-07-2013, 07:06   #21
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Re: Fleming or Selene

Here in Europe we don't have many boats like Fleming / Selene / Nordhavn,etc..
Beneteau's Swift Trawler 52 looks to be a contender.
What I'd like to know is are there boats out there wich offer the finish and quality of a Morris / Shannon sailboat. You know the handmade classic cabinetry with superb shiny finish ?






Lorenzo,
Is there any way to see pictures of your boat ?
I'm also interested to hear how you got the job done.
Website ?

greetings,

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If you google Lorenzo and Joyce it will lead you to our blog, scroll back to the beginning you can see pics.
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have a look for conrad 58
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Have owned a sailing vessel (mono hull) for apprx 30 years and am now looking to move to the dark side and venture into and with a trawler. I'm seeking recommendations as to which vessel - Selene or Fleming (55' to 60') for say travelling from the NW Passage of Canada down through the Panama Canal to the West Indies, The Mediterranean Sea and finally back into Australian waters and maybe short cruises to south Pacific Islands. The vessel would be shipped between USA, Mediterranean and Australia. I've been investigating these 2 makes and whilst I would prefer the Fleming, would the hull of the Selene be better for open water passages. Would appreciate some advice.
Since you plan on using the boat out side of US and Canada, you might want to look at the engines and the AC/DC power when deciding. In different parts of the world parts and service for some engines may be difficult. Also AC power is not the same as the US 120/240 bolts, and hertz.

There are several other boats in the Fleming and Selene price range that you might want to look at.
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