Originally Posted by Tylerbjh
Thanks for the opinions. Mike I must say you have a nice yacht and I may have to consider it. The t
Reason I am so interested in the 31 is the owner must sell and said I could have it for 6k. I am hesitant as I am leaning towards a proven blue water performer although the price
obviously goes up. I'm considering just looking for a cotessa 32 as they seem to have a proven track record
. Aany other recommendations under the 35000 range?
Thanks Tylerbjh, we've been upgrading our Grampian for a few years now with the aim of moving on board and heading off on an extended cruise
. The only reason we're selling is b/c our new (old) boat was a deal that was too good to pass up.
I expect you'd find many boats these days under $35,000 that would work for you. You'll want to start refining your search though. Where do you plan to sail? How do you plan to sail? Crew? What sailing characteristics are you looking for? Then there's hull
design & layout, storage
space, engine, tankage... the list is long, and is best made by you. Finally, what tugs at your heart strings? A boat is more than just a floating vehicle, after all. When we were searching for our new (old) boat we made a spreadsheet of all the criteria we were looking for. This allowed us to objectively compare different boats against each other.
All that being said, assuming the Grampian 31 is in reasonable shape, getting her for $6,000 is probably a good deal. That leaves you with a lot of $$ to play around with. One thing though, don't expect to recoup any investment you put in this old boat. Good equipment on old boats (like ours) doesn't really increase the value much. We've probaly put over $25,000 into Elysian since buying
her, and we're now selling her for much less than we originally paid