We very nearly bought the 34 foot version a 1984 Sunshine. She had crossed the Atlantic twice and this was the keel
stub and lifting plate version. She had a few battle scars and cleary been well used and lived onboard. Sadly the total lack of paperwork suggested she might have been imported into the EU initally so possible big outstanding £6k VAT liability which both broker and owner couldn't or wouldn't sort. Despite the S shaped mast
because some muppet had fiddled with the rigging
, holes in the cushions
, 4 flat batteries and dock
scars on the outside, crawling around inside with a mirror suggested she was still holding up well. SHMBO didn't want a project
though, which finally killed that one off.
Re-searching at the time suggested the 1980s yachts were more substaintially built than the later versions and included Kevlar in the hull