Welcome to CF.
I can't help you estimate the value of this yacht, but do have a couple of general comments.
If the photos are current
, it appears well maintained, at least cosmetically. The Gardner engine
is a big plus, if it has had even meager maintenance
, for they are bullet proof, forever sorts of beasts. They're heavy for their output, but on a vessel like this it isn't so important..
seems quite tidy, with one exception: the wiring
around the nav station looks quite untidy, and pretty amateurish. This leads one to wonder about the wiring
in less accessible spots. This can be a big worry on a metal boat, where leakage currents can lead to destructive electrolysis
. One should have a competent surveyor
, one who is quite familiar with steel
construction, have a very close look for internal corrosion
, for this is where steel
boats are most vulnerable.
Finally, a big and very heavy boat like this requires a large sail plan to move her along. The sailing loads (sheets, halyards, etc) are large, and if the deck hardware
isn't of adequate size it could prove to be a hard boat to manage for a small crew.
Hope that this is of help, and that you succeed in finding the boat best suited to your needs and abilities.