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Old 21-06-2013, 17:21   #1
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Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Hello everybody.

We moved to the US, NJ, and we had to let our first 22 behind. It has been hard i must say after almost 10 years with her, in Belgium first and after in Spain.

We are now looking to buy one here in the US.

Not much beneteau around so it is for me a new area of investigation.

I am looking for a boat between 27 and 30 feet (we getting older and a bit more confort is welcome ) and our budget is between 0 and 10k $. We mostly use the boat during the week-end, arriving on Friday till Sunday night. During summer we tend to spend some weeks on board. We don't race very much and prefer crusing.

I have been looking and it seems the three most common options here in NJ are Hunter 27, Catalina and O'Day. I was surprise to see so much of them. In Europe we have a lot of Beteneteau, Dufour, Etap, etc..

Any specific recommandation considering these 3 boats?

We are as well looking for a Marina and i was thinking the area of Fork River, Tom River. The place seems very nice and this inside water space seems very interesting particulary considering the bad weather you had these last years. What do you think of the place?

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Old 21-06-2013, 23:28   #2
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

The Catalina is a well put together boat and fairly roomie for their age. The O,Day???...not really. If I said anything about Hunters, i would be jumped on...so I'll just recommend the Cat.
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Old 22-06-2013, 04:50   #3
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Thx. I found as well a C+C Redwing 30. I don't know very much this boat but from what i have see on the net they seems good. I will try to see her this week-end.
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Old 22-06-2013, 06:46   #4
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Ok then I will say something about a Hunter 27. Fabulous little boat. Loved it.
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There's a sweet looking Cal 27 advertised on here for $4K.... may be a bit far for you tho'... but then again... be a nice ride up the ICW...
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

There is are a few Ben's on Delaware River side as there is or was a dealer in Riverside. Tom's River has lots of traffic and yacht club sailing schools in summer, so not much space often as too shoal in many places towards banks for long tacks. The larger boats stay in Ocean Gate then turn the point south for larger part of bay as nothing available for sailing to north towards bridge. Forked River or Waretown would put you in better sailing area immediately. However anything over 4ft draught will give you more nightmares than pleasure in Barnegat Bay. The options to head to open sea are limited to. The notorious Barnegat Light Inlet, or up the Point Pleasant Canal to Manasquan Inlet.
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Old 22-06-2013, 07:37   #7
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Thx you Crimea. Very useful information.

And yes i saw a nice Catalina here in the forum but in Florida That's a hell of long trip . The boat is looking very nice. Not sure how much transport can cost but i am sure it is possibly more expensive than the boat.
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Take a weekday off ( traffic is nightmare weekends and summer ) and travel route 9 from Barnegat to Toms River. Go down every little side street towards bay. Plenty of unadvertised marinas and boats for sale. If you want, send a PM and would be glad to go kick some fenders for a day and show you better locations.
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Cruising World has an article this month on three 30 footers, new of course. C&C 101, S&S 30, and Harbor 30.
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Great Hudson Sailing Center, Beneteau Platinum Yacht Dealer

you didnt say where in NJ... this dealer is close to northern NJ... they have new and used, large and small... they might be able to help you...
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Most of the C & C's are great sailing boats... however... watch for the ones with cored hulls. Hard to go wrong with a Catalina, good sailing and popular to resell. The 30 is a very popular boat. For 10K, it just depends on t he condition of the particular boat and how well that particular model was designed and built. ie: some Hunters may be terrible from the get-go and others may be good.
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Old 22-06-2013, 10:32   #12
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Re: Hello :) Looking for a boat and new in the region.

Thx again for all the answers, very usefull when you arrived to a new area and a new country

I am in the area of Neshanic station, NJ, so basicly i have a lot of option with a 2 hours drive from home. Since i am looking to go every week-end i don't want much longer trip .

I will try to see the cc this week-end. Possibly i can see others in the same area.

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