Dude, I didn't mean no disrespect. If you think this is the right boat for you go ahead and get it.
But if you want a bit more details on why I'd stay away from this boat, here they are:
I sailed for 3 months on a racing
sailboat that looked similar to the one you are looking at (from Montreal to the Bahamas) and I can tell you one thing: the comfort level is near to none and on the long run, it really gets to you. After all, you are on the water
to enjoy yourself, not to be miserable. The headroom
is 5'6''. How tall are you? Are you ready to bend every time you move inside? How many times do you think you will knock your head
in a given week? Look at the "cockpit" outside, where will you sit to relax and have a cold beer
? The seller mentions it's a custom design. From the pictures, I think he really means it's homemade. Very low resell potential.
I could go on and on but my intention is not to rain on your parade, far from it. If the boat "talks" to you for some reason, get it and don't look back. You will find ways to enjoy it for what it is I'm sure of that. Somebody else did and travelled around the world with it. Many people with deluxe boats never leave the marina.
But keep this in mind: with the economic crisis, there are a lot of good deals out there and there will be even more in the months to come. I got myself a very decent Hunter
34 for $11,000 last Fall...