Originally Posted by vistech1
My wife and I are planning to start our cruising life in Europe in 2016 and we are looking to buy a cruising yacht in Europe somewhere between 37 and 41 foot, I have been drawn towards the Corbin 39 but there are not a lot in Europe mostly The U.S. And Canada
as the hope of buying
a Corbin 39 in Europe becomes less of a reality I am after some advice on Proven Bluewater cruising yachts aval on the European market under USD 100k.
We are from Australia
and will be travelling to France
in May 2016 for work
I would love to hear from anyone who has done what we plan to do with any advice to give?
While I have not yet done what you are planning, I have spent some time considering it seriously.
Coincidentally, today I looked at a Corbin 39 (online) that is in Canada.
With a budget
of up to $100K (for asking price), I think you should be able to find many boats that are good.
If you had a little more, I would search for a Alubat OVNI
. I have seen those used for about $130K. I like the design.
High on my list (or RADAR) would be:
But, given that you like the Corbin (a heavy cruiser), I would look in the Netherlands
. Many of the boats I have seen there are styled after a Colin Archer boat style, some have very nice wood interiors, and they are built for North Sea conditions.
There are apparently many Van De Stadt boats on the market with those being built by small yards and some 'home built' and finished by owners. Some look nice.
Amel Mango and Sharki would be on my RADAR
too (if you want an older, but quality brand boat).
I am not listing the newer production boats, because they don't look anything like your desired Corbin.
Considering boats for cruising in Europe, I think it is a good idea to stick with a European brand boat (rather than an American boat).
Here is a thread I started based on my research
(ongoing) into European boat brands within a range (for asking price). I looked at this for three different price
ranges (for three different threads).
As you do your own research
, please feel free to add what you find to the following thread (if the boat fits the parameters of the thread topic).
Here is the first thread:
Best European Cruising Boats $60,000 (€48K) or Less
Here is a Google
Custom Search I did today for you with key word "European" and it contains several threads that can help you:
European - Google Search
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