Hi and welcome to the forum!
Yes, I did indeed go and view and i'm sure it's the same one as they seem quite rare, it is berthed in Benelmadena, near Malaga. Not the boat for me so I don't mind giving you my honest opinion.
Good points- Price
, a solid, stylish, center cockpit
(well, more of a 'rear center cockpit), 42ft sailboat for less than £30k, not bad value and was told that even though it's been reduced already, there's still a bit of room for negotiation.
She is a very pretty boat, unusual in having a basicaly flush deck
, giving her very clean lines.
This has the knock on effect of giving a very spacious feeling to the inside as headroom/storage is not restricted by the side decks cutting in.
Reasonable sized V berth up front, head
next to it between it and the main saloon
. A bit tight for space in there but does include a shower
light and spacious, seating on both sides, usual folding center table arrangement.
on SB side next to companionway
, U shaped and a reasonable size. Unusual in having two companionway
hatches next to each other. This gives great light into main saloon and makes the galley
almost 'open air' when open.
layout so Aft cabin
is a very private double with acces alonside engine/companionway or from seperate hatch
from above in cockpit
Bad points- The entire deck
is covered in teak
and would look fantasic in good condition. Unfortunately, it isn't and basically needs ripping up and replacing entirely. Like I said, there is A LOT of it and so this will be expensive. I've been told 10,000 Euros is likely.
If you'd want to do any serious cruising, the radio
, instruments and Nav gear
are all either way out of date or seriously lacking. Again, a few bucks to bring upto date.
The layout looks great on paper but the Aft cabin
would be a pain in real life. The access from inside is by way of a 2-3ft high crawl space. If you dont want to crawl then you have to be quite athletic to use the cockpit hatch
and you run the risk of getting the bedding dirty/wet each time you do so. This turns the usual favoured 'owners cabin' into one more suited to kids
Other than that, she'll make someone a great little boat. It was the layout, especialy the Aft cabin I just mentioned that turned me off mainly. The deck/instruments, etc. are pretty much reflected in the price
, you could probably buy her and have her all done for about £45k total. With a brand new golden teak
deak laid, she would look fantastic and i'd love to see her brought back to her former glory.
Hope this was usefull, good luck with your search. BTW, want to buy a motoryacht