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Old 07-07-2011, 17:36   #16
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Re: Buying a Yacht in Australia

A good idea is to start scanning the Boat Point and Yacht Hub sites to see what is out there. Just Google either. After a few hundred hours you will be getting the idea. In this market you should be looking at an excellent boat for that kind of cash.

In passing, how’s this one for a nice cruising yacht? The price seems to have been reduced and having being sailed over from the US she should be ready to go. From a quick view at the dock she is in nice condition.

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A good idea is to start scanning the Boat Point and Yacht Hub sites to see what is out there. Just Google either. After a few hundred hours you will be getting the idea. In this market you should be looking at an excellent boat for that kind of cash.

In passing, how’s this one for a nice cruising yacht? The price seems to have been reduced and having being sailed over from the US she should be ready to go. From a quick view at the dock she is in nice condition.

http://control.visionscape.com.au/page17162/USED-csy44.aspx
It's the same one I refferred to and said that I wouldn't reccomend it. However, the price I saw in the brokers window at Newcastle said $159,000 and the basis for my non-recommendation was only that I thought that it should go cheaper in today's market. It seems they really do want to sell.

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It's the same one I refferred to and said that I wouldn't reccomend it. However, the price I saw in the brokers window at Newcastle said $159,000 and the basis for my non-recommendation was only that I thought that it should go cheaper in today's market. It seems they really do want to sell.

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I was keen to convince a mate of mine into doing an inspection for a look and see. On first appearances it is a really good high volume passage making vessel. I have been in other similar American boats and have been quite impressed.

Not many of the other boats at the same brokerage have been moving too fast, even after this and others such as the big Herreshoff have had decent price reductions, so it might well be worth making a serious offer?
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hey,
thanks for all the replies. good to see there are other crew out there looking for the same set up.

did consider the option of a cat as a mate of mine of looking into one. the things is that with the price difference between the monos and the cats (at least the ones ive come across) it seems to put alot of them outside my budget. the advantage of a shallow draught would be a bonus but is not a make or break point. to be honest, and im not sure why, i prefer the monos to the cats. if the right boat was to come up and was in survey it would be a bonus as well as it opens up a few options for the future but is not something that i am actively looking for.

yeah im currently in the process of trawling through the different sites online and seeing what is out there and what is getting sold as well. ive got a bit of a rough filing system mostly based on where they are and working my way through from there. im still trying to get and idea of the price difference between oz and the states and how much can be saved after the paperwork and headache, and so far, with my set up with work the time frame even though the savings are there im not sure if they are worth it. still trying to figure this out though. alot depends on finding the right boat and how many trips it takes over there and time in getting it back here.

getting into a project isnt really what im after either, its gonna take a bit to get things to the way i want them and working through different things but want to be able to start enjoying it as well. though as said this does have the advantage of knowing things inside out.

had a look at the CSY 44 online and she looks good, something along these lines is what im after, something that is all ready fairly well set up. might be worth a look maybe on my next break.

greg as far as the other american yachts you mentioned, what other designs would you look at?

these are some of the others i have looked at online, what do you think?

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You guys should keep a watch on Thailand. There are lots of boats for sale there these days.
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You guys should keep a watch on Thailand. There are lots of boats for sale there these days.
Any particular websites you could suggest?
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The yanks will be coming in all the well known production brands like Catalina & IPY but I'd be looking for Pearson, Morgan, Pacific Seacraft & Tayana. Because of the trade agreement between USA & Oz there is some tax advantage to buying an American built boat. Someone on here will know the detail.

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but I'd be looking for Pearson, Morgan, Pacific Seacraft & Tayana.

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Exactly what I am after

Any hints on where I should camp out!
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Well the Boatpoint website lists a couple of nice Morgans and a few C & C's as late 1990 for around the money your talking. No Pacific Seacraft and 1 nice Pearson 44. Dockwise must be running out here now cause there's a few Hunters as well.

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This one is US built. Save 5k right there.

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On the other hand they are cheaper in California.

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thanks for all the replies. good to see there are other crew out there looking for the same set up.

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thanks,
didn't really think about thailand and the rest of asia as an option but gonna have to start looking into it. bit closer than the states.

shane if you mate does go down for an inspection on that CSY 44 would you mind letting me know a rough idea of what it was like, just for info sake.
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Exactly what I am after

Any hints on where I should camp out!
If you are talking about Oz, the majority of incoming yachts go to Bundy, Brisbane and Coffs, probably in that order. No one sticks around Coffs very long, so to pursue this approach I'd think about the two B's in the early season. And mostly, Brisbane really means Manly, BTW! Some drift to the Sydney area around Christmas for all the activities there.

Keep up the good fight, guys... your dream girls are out there somewhere!

FWIW, it took us 3 years of fairly intensive searching to find I-two, and when we finally found her, it was through word of mouth... she was never on the market in the formal sense. In fact, we hounded the owner/builder for months before he finally decided he was ready to sell. A struggle to be sure, but worth it in the long run!

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A particularly good spot to research is Bundy in late October when the Port-to Port rally arrives there. Usually about 40-50 boats coming in from Vanuatu and New Cal, all within a few days.
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