Originally Posted by MarkJ
As far as I could see the Shipman 80 -about a year old - in Las Palmas marina and going on the ARC has about the same chance as my Beneteau getting across the Atlantic.
As to shorthanded, well, there was nothing on the foredeck except for beach towel space and all the push buttons made things happen automatically (on the Shipman this is, not the Bene 393) So I think you could cruising easily with a Husband and Wife team.
Oh, you may also need an Engineer.
and a Chief Engineer
An Electrical Engineer and offsider
Mechanical engineer and staff
Ancillary assistants to all Heads of Department and sundry Gofers, Polishers and Lickers de Bottie.
But, as I said, only 2 to sail it.
I think you should buy one. Or a Beneteau.
PS Looks like it was T-boned at the waterline amidships and there is one rough patchup job LOL Must have done it in the water and waiting to haul to buff it.
Mark - you sound just like my old man, who I have the greatest respect for, because there's wisdom in what he says! My eyes are on the Shipman 59, with family
as crew. Just need a banker for a friend. Also, I loved your item on Pirates. Worked on making that area hopefully a lot safer in the years immediately following.