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Old 01-04-2010, 00:49   #1
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Suggestions for 42-46' 3-Cabin Cruisers ?

I am looking for an approx. 42-46 foot used 3 cabin cruiser to accomodate young kids and guests. Mostly weekend trips and some coastal sailing (Southern California). Wondering if anyone has suggestions that may help me to narrow what type of boat I should be looking for? Thanks for your help.

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"Cabin cruiser" -- you mean motorboat? Or sailboat?

If you're talking about sailboats, then the purposes you describe are well suited to inexpensive French production boats like Beneteaus, Jeanneaus, etc. They are quite affordable especially when 5 years or so old. They have excellent sailing qualities in weekend, coastal kind of situations (they are not as good for heavy weather). They have a lot of accomodation for their size. Find one which has not been chartered; look at a lot of them before you get tempted to buy one. Then when you started to narrow it down, hire the best, the toughest and most thorough surveyor you can find. Be prepared to spend a lot of money on upgrades and repairs after purchase, even on a boat which the surveyor says is in perfect condition.

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Thanks Dockhead for your quick response. Your guess is right, I am only looking for 3-cabin sailboats.
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