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Old 24-10-2008, 07:05   #1
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Cheap Boats for Sale in Hong Kong ?

i am currently boat-less in Hong Kong. I am very short on funding, but i am looking to put together a boat and set sail from here. does anyone know of any boats in this area for cheap? i know that this is a very open ended question when i say "cheap", but i really don't know what my budget is. anyways, if anyone knows of any boats in hong kong, or even elsewhere in southeast asia, please post them up. i have been trying to find boats on classified sites like yacht world and all that, but i am having NO luck.

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Old 24-10-2008, 11:09   #2
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Dan, skip the RHKYC -- too much big money there. Try Aberdeen or check out Nim Shi Wan and Cheung Sha Wan (?) at Discovery Bay.

I owned a Taipan 28 for a few years and sailed her across the S. China Sea to Viet Nam ... through a typhoon. Great sea boat and there are (or were circa 2005) at least 25 kicking around Honkers. I bought mine for the equivalent of USD$5,000.
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i am currently boat-less in Hong Kong. I am very short on funding, but i am looking to put together a boat and set sail from here. does anyone know of any boats in this area for cheap?

You are right - Define cheap - LOL.

Here is the search I keep my eys on the most - I don't search HKG just my neighborhood. There are also a number of boats holed up in Sebana Cove in Malaysia. Its up a river, brakkish water so a lot of cruisers lay up there.

Boats Search

Also if you are looking for a broker the Howison's are good folk. I know them pretty well.

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Seems you can get a "steal" if you are lucky to be in the right place at the right time.Few months ago there was a loaded Fuji 32 for sale in Brunei for $20k.
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I found a couple of boats on the asia boat site. seems there are a couple of 30-32 foot sloops in the 10-12k USD range. Thanks to the new poster who posted that up. It's a cool site, but for some reason it wouldnt show me the details whenever i clicked on the "show details" button. maybe cause i use a mac or something. im gonna try to look at the details of those boats from a different computer back at my hostel. it will be cheaper for me to go back to the states via japan, so i might try to check those out when i fly home for business.

Ex-Calif, that Howlison brokerage site only had really huge boats, like 47-70 feet, listed on their site, but i think i might call them on skype tomorrow and see if they have any smaller offerings, or know of any other smaller boats. thanks for the info, though. ill follow up on it for sure.

to everyone else, this post is really intended to help me find boats in or around hong kong. if you wish to flame me, or talk about why im in this situation, please do it in another post. maybe someone can start up a "ronnie simpson is a dumbass noob thread" or something like that, where everyone can just flame me all day long.
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...to everyone else, this post is really intended to help me find boats in or around hong kong. if you wish to flame me, or talk about why im in this situation, please do it in another post. maybe someone can start up a "ronnie simpson is a dumbass noob thread" or something like that, where everyone can just flame me all day long.
Very good point, Ronnie.

There were about 10 posts made in this thread commenting on the wisdom of Ronnie's offshore venture that were off-topic to the intent of this thread. I moved them over to the "Offshore Sailor Needs Advice" thread. (Note: I was guilty of an off-topic post myself--my apologies!)

Let's keep our posts here on the topic of finding a cheap boat in Hong Kong. Thanks.
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Ex-Calif, that Howlison brokerage site only had really huge boats, like 47-70 feet, listed on their site, but i think i might call them on skype tomorrow and see if they have any smaller offerings, or know of any other smaller boats. thanks for the info, though. ill follow up on it for sure.
With the price of advertising and the small yachting markets, cheap boats will almost always go via word of mouth. I do know of a 30 footer in Sebana Cove that was sailed solo here from Canada. It was listed for a while and I saw the boat a few weeks ago again.

I believe he was asking over US$30k

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ex calif you dont by chance know anything about this one do you?
1994 Home made ROGER SIMPSON DESIGN sailboat for sale in Outside United States
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ex calif you dont by chance know anything about this one do you?
1994 Home made ROGER SIMPSON DESIGN sailboat for sale in Outside United States
No but I certainly could poke around and find it pretty easily. Not many places to hide a boat here.

If you contact the seller and get the Marina it would be a bit more simple.
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Singapore is a small place so I just wondered if you knew anything about it.It looks interesting to me but I am tied to a business at the moment and I dont want to bother a seller untill I can get free.So dont put yourself out but if you hear anything about its condition and history please pass it along.Is that a Danish flag?
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If you have to go back to the states for businesss, why not look for a boat there and start fresh? May be a lot easier and you won't have to deal with as many potential title problems.
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If you have to go back to the states for businesss, why not look for a boat there and start fresh? May be a lot easier and you won't have to deal with as many potential title problems.
The boat will be cheaper and the chandleries will be cheaper.

Low volume = high prices...
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i know it would probably be much easier and much cheaper to return to the states and start fresh, but it's my youthful stubbornness keeping me here. The way I see it is that I set off to sail around the world, and essentially ended up shipwrecked in China, so I really hope to continue my journey from here, or at least from this region of the world.
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The way I see it is that I set off to sail around the world, and essentially ended up shipwrecked in China, so I really hope to continue my journey from here, or at least from this region of the world.

Ha, ha. OK Ronnie - I am one of your fans but I gotta call BS on this one. While it might make for great journalism getting 4-500 miles from California and calling it shipwrecked in China is too much of a stretch even for me - LOL.

Especially if you are eating at McDs and partying in Wan Chai - Ha, ha!

Now Tom Hanks, that FedEx guy on castaway, he was shipwrecked. After gettin' home from wan chai at 5 am, you are just wrecked
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