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Old 18-05-2015, 14:23   #1
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Beneteau Idylle 13.5

Hi everyone, it has been awhile since my last post, and I am sorry for that. Life on land has been pretty all consuming lately. Anyway, I am trying to change that by purchasing my better half's and mine next home in a Beneteau Idylle 13.5 that is for sale in Miami. Just curious on the thoughts of using this boat as a live aboard / longer distance cruiser. Wife and I have several years experience living in very cramped surroundings, so I do not foresee that as a problem. We have also spent as much time as we can since my last post learning to sail and logging hours (even bought a 17 foot Rebel so we can sail anytime, anywhere the mood strikes us, btw, great way to feel the how the wind effects the boat, thanks to the contributor that advised me to buy a small boat to learn in!). Budget for outfitting and purchasing is 100 - 120 k.

I look forward to hearing everyone's opinion regarding this, I know everyone has a favorite, and all suggestions are welcome!

Thanks again for letting me be a part of this community.

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Old 18-05-2015, 15:56   #2
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Re: Beneteau Idylle 13.5

They are very well put together, kind of when Beneteau start to make good boats, no offense to the actual ones but the Idylle is one exception, with a thick hull and thick deck they age very well, its a frers design so is a warranty , i dont know how they sail but overall the quality is really good for a Beneteau, who i know that? i got the chance to slice my grinder in a Idylle ... in any case a good surveyor is going to see the flaws or problems, good luck ...
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