Guys I really am extremly greatful to you for your input and your efforts in this matter. I have learned more on here ion a couple of days than in almost two weeks of searching the net for some REAL details on these yachts.
It seams the broker in this particular instance is not being to forthcoming with the truth on this yacht. When I contacted him regarding either shipping
or skippering the boat here to England
, he mentioned nothing about it not being seaworthy
as it is or the fact that it has been out of the water
so long..... I smell those surprises as well Don.
I have no problem taking on a refit
if I find the right boat in the right location but to organise one so far from home would turn into a serious project
I still like the look of these boats though although it goes back to the traditional lines (that I have always prefered) which means that on and off access will get a little tougher and as Sandra and I are not getting any younger I had been concidering something a little more modern with a sugar scoop stern for those reasons. Any sugestions as to something suitable? As a guide we fell in love with a Hunter
Legend 450. More for its interior
layout and ease of shorthanded sailing. The winged keel
and spade rudder
put me off a bit as a serious blue water
would be around $150 K.
Thanks again guys for all your fantastic help.