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Old 28-01-2019, 16:41   #1
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Seeking Aluminum Hull Project Boat, 45'+

Hi Folks,

Please allow me to ask for a little help from the Forum Members. I am looking for a retirement project and hope to find that old aluminum hull sailboat long forgotten at the back of the yard. As long as the hull is sound (or repairable) and the size is 45-55 in length, I would be interested in learning about it. Ideally, I hope to find an a abandoned project that needs finishing. I am looking internationally as well as North America.

So if you've seen a hull buried somewhere and thought, "That might be a great fixer-upper," please pass it along and I'll take a look at it.

Thank you.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:22   #2
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KMYachts holland have a few.
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KMYachts holland have a few.
Link? Reference? - They had a hull some time ago for sale, but I don't think you will find 'abandoned projects' or 'buried hulls' there.
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Try reaching out to 'The Metal Boat Society' (based out of PNW) on FB or the website. I recall a presentation last year or year before at the annual conference - the gentleman and family had an excellent hull and looking for someone to carry on the dream.
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39 foot alu hull for EUR 75k + VAT... new not a wreck though...

Other designs Tonger 39C Hull / KM Yachtbuilders
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Check kijiji Alberta under sailboats for sale.
There's a new hull that a guy built, his family is trying to sell, the owner passed away afew years ago
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Re: Seeking Aluminum Hull Project Boat, 45'+

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39 foot alu hull for EUR 75k + VAT... new not a wreck though...

Other designs Tonger 39C Hull / KM Yachtbuilders
This is a very different project to an old boat, but in many ways it is much better option.

KM sold another similar hull project a few years ago. I have seen the finished version. The home finished solution was fantastic. It was a basic plywood interior but extremely functional and easy to achieve for little money.

The owner ended up with a beautiful proffesionaly built hull and a new boat for (I suspect) a similar effort and cost to a major refit of an older boat.

However, a project such as this will take time, money, skills and persistence. Make sure you have plenty of each of the requirements before commencing.
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Hi Cruisers,

Thanks for the input and ideas. This helps push my search forward. I'm eager to join the ranks of the full time cruisers. Thanks.
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