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Old 24-01-2012, 11:48   #196
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

Buy a $500k boat, put $1 mil in account paying 10% and hire a crew and sail the world.
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Old 24-01-2012, 12:00   #197
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

with NO sailing experience how do you hope to know the right vessel when you see it??

good luck to you
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

Have a look at the Passport 615 Renevatio a boat almost never used with recent price reduction of 500K to $1,450,000. It was built 2009 and is fully equipped including a dive compressor. I got this information this morning from Stuart Gough of Passport Europe.
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

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Buy a $500k boat, put $1 mil in account paying 10% and hire a crew and sail the world.
Thats the right approach but where are the 10% accounts that allow you to spend the money out of country?
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with NO sailing experience how do you hope to know the right vessel when you see it??

good luck to you

read the OP again..
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Old 24-01-2012, 16:02   #201
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Thats the right approach but where are the 10% accounts that allow you to spend the money out of country?
Easy invest in Bain Capital, seems pretty easy with the right amount of capital.
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Old 28-01-2012, 06:19   #202
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

Mark,

For the 2 of you, and at looking at a sailboat, I would also suggest looking at the Tartan Line. I have the 4400, and love the boat, and for your budget, you can look at the larger models, if more cabins are the requirement. Epoxy hulls, carbon fiber mast, an open modern feeling with it's deck saloon layout and under the new ownership, Tartan is much more customer service oriented. I am Southern California, and would be happy to show you the model if near Santa Barbara. Look at YouTube, for video from factory of my boat, and the other Tartan Models.
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We want to spend the first 10 years cruising the world. At first we were looking at Trawlers, Fleming and Nordhavn 55’s, and we’re going to ship then across instead of cross ourselves. Now, we both are leaning towards sail, which I’m very happy with.

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I've spoken before about my great admiration of 'MotorSailers', and in particular multihull ones.

But I also harbor a great admiration of a couple on monohull ones. With the rising fuel prices that have come upon us in the USA finally, I believe the motorsailer is really going to come into vogue again. And not everyone will be drawn to the multihull.

So I am embarking on a 'moderization redesign of two particular older 'classic designs' that should have lots of appeal in the future market. I'll be starting a new subject thread on this redsign project in a month or so.

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These will be steel hulls cut via computer, and have composite cored decks and super structure,....and lots of interesting new details to become world cruising vessels as well as great liveaboards.
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

i think with diesel close to $8/a gallon in most european cruising grounds even motor sailers are going out of vogue!
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

With $1.5 million to spend cost of diesel may not be much of a consideration.

Different world from us folks.
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

Most folks that would consider a trawler type, or a vessel with some sails on it (which the originator of this subject thread did specify) are fuel conscience, whether they have considerable sums to spend on a vessel or not....so fuel cost will matter.

Besides a lot of these folks didn't amass a get-away fund by disregarding the cost of their expenditures.
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Re: $1,500,000 to Spend . . .

Buy 3-4 boats in different parts of the world & fly to the best weather.
Don't spend all you $$$ on boats!!!!
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Buy 3-4 boats in different parts of the world & fly to the best weather.
Don't spend all you $$$ on boats!!!!
What (boat) would you build with a $600 million Lotto ticket?
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Something like this?

Now if I had the $600 million it might ba a bit differrent. Probably ferro...
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