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Old 07-05-2010, 14:19   #1
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OK, Another Round Is in Order...(of Advice)

Alright, if you wanted a boat capable of safe swift passage making, were able bodied, leaned toward 2 private cabins (exceptions exist: loved corbin pilot house layout), you would be on it for 3 years in attempt to go round the world, and had 100k total for boat and outfitting (read:50k to 80k for boat), what would you be looking at and why?

First of the week I am heading down the eastern seaboard once again on a mission: find "the one". We have looked at numerous Corbin 39's, Cal 39, Rasmus 35, Westerly 36 and 39 cc's, Sigma 41, pearson 424, and even a decrepit Morgan 43.
We have been close on a couple of these but for one reason or another "the one" did not definitively emerge...we loved the corbin's but of course they vary quite a bit and at present none seemed suitable...so the game is still on.

On this next jaunt I am set to see a pair of Hans Christian 38T's and a Vancouver 42. What else should be on my list?

And MarkJ, if you say a Beneteau 393 exactly like yours you had better provide a link!!! (reminds me of that SNL skit..."Da Bears"...Da 393...lol)

Thanks in advance :-)
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Old 07-05-2010, 18:53   #2
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Go for safety and comfort, then try to get some speed too if you can, why not. One can make a fast boat go slow not a slow one go fast. Look for an easy boat. easy to run, easy to steer, easy to maintain and to sell. Do not convert a racer into a cruiser, unless you are a racing person. Go for a proven cruising design, probably.

Follow your heart - get the boat you will love to look and come back to. Oceans have been crossed in nearly everything. There is no best boat but do try and find one that will best serve your aspirations and inspirations.

Rasmus will (?) be too small for you.

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Old 07-05-2010, 20:16   #3
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Rasmus will (?) be too small for you.

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Yes it is...that is why I am still looking

Good advice...i will be taking it. Some specifics would be great though.
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Something you might look at, and not trying to change your mind, just give you another option..
Many of the early ocean Racers are infact set up for comfortable cruising.. and I'm not talking about a stripped out, bear hull.. but the first series of the beneteau, built in france and designed to perform and take the punishment of Off Shore racing..
many of these boats ended up in the charter industry and are cheep to find fo the boat they are..
The FIRST 38 built in the early 80 can be had for around 50k the 42 is a little more and the 456 is still higher, but all have been a proven ocean performer and can still be found in good condition..
Andy and Liza Copland did a 6 year, round the world cruise with 3 little boys aboard.. you'll often find liza at boat shows selling books and videos of the trip..
Andy was a Yacht broker in BC, and didnt sell Beneteau's but it was a FIRST 42 that he chose to perform a "swift and safe passage" for him and his family..
Even Steve and Linda Dashew, have pushed the facts that a newer performance design is the best choice..
You'll here all kind of stories of a performance design being less comfortable than a heavyweight..
But a good look throu U-Tube at race videos, and watch the horrizon in the video.. the boats dont rock around or move about as many say.. a good performance boat is easy to opperate, even single hand, and they're designed to move smothly throu the water, and effeciently..
And comfort, ours came with a full teak and holly interior...
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Cal 40. Easily within your budget, with money left over for the cruising kitty.
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There is a Freya 39 for sale here in Florida:
Proven circumnavigator and well equipped, come and take a look.
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I agree with Randy, lot's of good older racers can be found at quite atractive prices,
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What's wrong with a Tayana 37 or Valiant 40, both of which can be found for 80K. Or an older Shannon 38 or Southern Cross 39.

Or this Allied 42: 1981 Allied 42 XL Cutter Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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