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Old 03-04-2014, 03:21   #1
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Which YACHT to buy?

Hi I am ready to go bigger. Who'd love a Yacht to retire on and cruise the world.
My question to the more experienced in this matter is :

Do I look for a newer model monohull that is cheaper than my dream Boat a Catamaran, or do I rather go for a older Cat to suit my price range? Do a older boat cost that more to maintain? Will the lesser draft of the Cat be so a big plus point in cruiseing the world and visiting Exotic Islands that it is anyway better to go for a Cat?

The Boats I am looking at is 40 to 45 Monohulls or 38 to 40 Cats.

To sum up :
Newer Monohull or older Cat to suit my price range?

Thanx in advance!
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:52   #2
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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

We should get about 7-800 posts on this

If you use the search function her on CF you'll find 500+ threads on exactly this topic
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:37   #3
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We should get about 7-800 posts on this

If you use the search function her on CF you'll find 500+ threads on exactly this topic
EXACTLY THE PROBLEM. 500+
WHERE DO I START? DO U THINK I DID NOT TRY SEARCH FUNCTION!!!!!

Please , there must be boat owners that have done the same thing I want to do and have real experience to share.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:51   #4
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EXACTLY THE PROBLEM. 500+
WHERE DO I START? DO U THINK I DID NOT TRY SEARCH FUNCTION!!!!!

Please , there must be boat owners that have done the same thing I want to do and have real experience to share.

So what are you saying, that you can not read those threads?

Besides what difference does what other people say? Get the boat you like as there really is a way to justify whichever.
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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

This has nothing to do with mono Vs Multi, but buy the boat you want, if you have to wait awhile or buy a little older one do so, but buy what you want, if you don't you will always regret it.
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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

What's your price range to initially spend?
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April fools still?
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EXACTLY THE PROBLEM. 500+
WHERE DO I START? DO U THINK I DID NOT TRY SEARCH FUNCTION!!!!!

Please , there must be boat owners that have done the same thing I want to do and have real experience to share.
And you have probably managed to just tick off just about anyone who may have been willing to help. Stop being lazy and dig through those threads. You'll find a wealth of info in them.

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:49   #9
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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

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Hi I am ready to go bigger. Who'd love a Yacht to retire on and cruise the world.
My question to the more experienced in this matter is :

Do I look for a newer model monohull that is cheaper than my dream Boat a Catamaran, or do I rather go for a older Cat to suit my price range? Do a older boat cost that more to maintain? Will the lesser draft of the Cat be so a big plus point in cruiseing the world and visiting Exotic Islands that it is anyway better to go for a Cat?

The Boats I am looking at is 40 to 45 Monohulls or 38 to 40 Cats.

To sum up :
Newer Monohull or older Cat to suit my price range?

Thanx in advance!
Ahh ill bite and toss in what could be insite. Im bored and got some effort.

In a simple answer. It all depends with so little information and what design you seek of the first two, only two specks or criteriea.

Anchorages or at the docks not outin the anchorages im guessing are more for a cat in compared to a mono of close to size due to beam.

I see you may already own something so some costs you will have a idea of.

Does a older boat cost more to maintain. Yes and no. It all depends how well you need to outfit and the overall condition when you buy it. Are you skilled enough to do some of your own work of whenever something goes wrong you will be seeking assistance. How technology dependentnare you. You know more the goodies more the chances for issues. A cat also there is two motors, two rudders, more steering linkage to worry about. If budget is a deal breaker. Could be twice the trouble to wear out.

If seeking a mono only a few feet less I would think a cat has a higer upkeep more then just a little in such a small split in length. Guessing just with having 2 motors alone.

Draft well look at the charts of where you plan to go. A mono with a 6'6 draft does not like 5 feet of water to much. She may groan and leave you hanging.

In the end...... Don't allow anyone to stop your dream if you have the kitty to support the dream. You have to call it home no one else.

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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

No one who's actually gonna buy a boat asks "which yacht to buy". Unless we're talking about of if these 10+ year plans (pipe dream).
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Did I miss something, or did he ask what yacht is in his price range without even providing the price range?

Apart from that, the "which boat do I buy" threads should be filed along the "what color do I like" and "which car should I buy" as needing a lot more personal research/self exploration before trying to forumulate (get it?) a question.
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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

I'm thinking I need to write a forum post robot that automatically replies to 'which boat', with my opinion, that one should not buy one, but build a 40ft catamaran in a boat building cooperative for under $100k.
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No one who's actually gonna buy a boat asks "which yacht to buy". Unless we're talking about of if these 10+ year plans (pipe dream).
I don't know, a few do, most don't I'm sure, but once in a blue moon.
Less than a yr. ago, mine was a 10 yr plan (pipe dream, I'll admit), but through largely rooting around here and listening to you guys, reading blogs etc, and a long hard look in the mirror. (who the Hell is that old guy anyway?) I decided that if I wait 10 yrs, I may have waited too long. I leave today to begin the delivery of my new to me boat, and I'm telling the wife five years now and I retire. (remember I broke her down from 10 to five, gotta take it easy) I've decided based on how things go, I may not make it to five years. Only thing stopping me is our 15 yr old. I feel I owe her a normal family life until she starts College, but when that happens, I don't think I'll be getting up every morning at 05:30 to go to work for long.
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Re: Which YACHT to buy?

OP, you say you're ready to go "bigger."

What boat are you on now?

Like others have said, I don't know why you would complain about getting a lot of threads when you search for information.
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