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Old 22-08-2010, 10:31   #1
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Settling on Brand

I'm pulling the trigger on moving onto a sailboat. My price range tops off at 100k. Iíve looked at Catalina, Hunter and Jeanneau. I want to live on it and luxury isnít what I want to pay for. What brand is "plain Jane?" 34 foot'ish or so is what I'm shopping for. I want used when attempting this.

Thank you in advance for your ideas and recommendations.

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Old 22-08-2010, 11:22   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, mypearl.

Catalina, Hunter, Beneteau, and Jeanneau might all be considered "value" brands, roughly fitting your criteria.

BeneHuntalina' boats (Beneteau, Hunter and Catalina) are the major 'production' boat builders

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I would go for an older monohull that has lots of cruising gear on board. Maybe you can find someone coming off a cruise. The cost of basic cruising gear - radios, anchors, chain, spare sails, radar, gps, and a thousand other things can quickly add up to the value of a used boat. You can get a lot of bang for your buck on a well-equipped older cruising yacht.
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You might find something here.

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There are lots of boats out there that should suit your plans.
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