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Old 21-02-2015, 12:00   #1
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Recommending Boat Brand and Model...

Hello - I'm looking at buying my first boat. I can only afford between 10k and 15k and so thinking I can get somewhere between 26' and 30'. I want to be able to cruise and sleep 2-4 people with a reasonable galley. I don't mind work on the aesthetic elements inside and out, perhaps a little more. I accept it'll be a project. I'd really appreciate a head start in knowing brands and models that are good value for money in this respect - and perhaps ones to totally avoid. Any help would be gratefully received.
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Re: Recommending Boat Brand and Model...

Simon, your question is very open. You should do some of your own due diligence and come back and ask for opinions on specific models and you will get better feedback. Cheers!
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Re: Recommending Boat Brand and Model...

Aloha Simon,

Are you considering powerboat or sailboat and where are you buying? I'm familiar with US models but European so I may not be able to help at all. In the U. S. the least expensive boats are in Florida but there are so many brands and designs that anyone who answers will need quite a bit more information from you.
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Re: Recommending Boat Brand and Model...

Yes- pretty broad question. It depends on where you are and what type of sailing you are interested in doing. Unless you're sailing in shallow/shoal draft regions you likely want a full or fin keel boat. Shoal draft, swing keel or centerboard designs are generally more suitable for shallower waters (and easier to trailer if that's a factor). See what types of boats people are sailing in your intended cruising region. Hang out at the marinas and talk to owners about their boats. See and sail as many as you can. You will soon be able to narrow the choices down. Cheers!
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Probably the best advice I could give you is to go walk the docks where you want to sail and take note of what the boats near you are and ask questions of the guys there. Since you delineated in pounds I assume British, but where, the channel is a real nightmare and requires a different boat than a lake somewhere.

Once you have the suggestions of a few locals (and they may have a line on a boat for sail as well). Please post back for better guidance.
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Since you are buying in pounds I assume you're in England. Classic Boat magazine lists a lot a very cool boats for sale. Worth checking out.


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