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Old 05-12-2012, 14:17   #1
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Newbees here respectfully requesting help re: Cyclades vs Oceanis

We are brand new to the cruising world but are looking to start taking small steps in order to go from our usual chartering in the BVI to getting on to more outlying islands windward as time allows as we are too young to be able to retire yet but far enough along for extended trips. We are looking at the possibility of picking up a deal with one of the Beneteaus that are coming off charter in the BVI at Moorings/Sunsail and any advice on any of this you can give us would be so much appreciated especially with regard to those two models themselves. Thanks very much in advance!
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Old 05-12-2012, 14:24   #2
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Re: Newbees here respectfully requesting help re: Cyclades vs Oceanis

Welcome to the forum! If you search, I suspect you will find various threads concerning used charter boats in general. For opinions on specific boats, you should really provide particulars on the models and years you are considering under a separate thread.

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Thanks Brad, will do!!
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My boat is excharter. It hasn't sunk yet.
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Mine is too! As far as i know, the Cyclades came out To compete with the economic Bavarias, and regain lost charter market share for Beneteau.. Therefore they do not hold a great reputation. Still, it all depends on appetite and capacity to diy, as well as your particular needs.. The oceanis series is the mainstream caravan-boat of bene...
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Mine is too! As far as i know, the Cyclades came out To compete with the economic Bavarias, and regain lost charter market share for Beneteau.. Therefore they do not hold a great reputation. Still, it all depends on appetite and capacity to diy, as well as your particular needs.. The oceanis series is the mainstream caravan-boat of bene...
on what basis do you make the claim "herefore they do not hold a great reputation." Its a cost reduced Oceanis, mainly by trimming the interior
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on what basis do you make the claim "herefore they do not hold a great reputation." Its a cost reduced Oceanis, mainly by trimming the interior
I am merely reflecting on reputation (not scientific proof!) and resale value of these boats in the Greek market...
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I am merely reflecting on reputation (not scientific proof!) and resale value of these boats in the Greek market...

That may have been more to do with the fact that they were in charter rather then the make. I had a chance to crawl over a cyclades once, A bit spartan for me, but the basic makeup was strong as befits a boat designed for charter.

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My boat is excharter. It hasn't sunk yet.
Yes but it's only been around the world once.

You will need at least another couple of circumnavigations before we will believe its seaworthy.
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Bendi's are okay... I've solo'd 2 across from the WI to the UK and was not worried at any time... apart from the Orca checkout...
Would recommend getting a surveyor from out island though (its the 'don't crap on your own doorstep' syndrome)... and be there for the survey so's you can see for yourself and put forward any pertinant questions and set the throughness...
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YOu guys are awesome, thanks so much for the info!
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