I've come across a sad tale about a boat for sale
in the Sth Pacific.
Over 2 years ago an old salt
fell over board and died. He had lived alone and had based himself in the South Pacific
Islands, he leaves behind a son and daughter (all grown up) in the USA. They aren't interested in boats, are desperate to be rid of it and want the matter resolved as it has been dragging on for so long.
The vessel in question is a Morgan Cutter
45 in GRP. By all accounts (from reliable, experienced cruisers) the boat is in sound condition and has been sailed by the local yacht club in the odd regatta
. By the way, the club are the ones that "salavaged" the boat and have been looking after it and trying to sell it. They are very motivated to be rid of it as well.
has been described as "in needing of attention", the rigging
are in fair and perfectly sail-able condition. There has been some talk of an engine
problem, but it's been described as "minor".
It "will need at least a month's work" before it could be sailed out of the islands, however wouldn't need to be brought all the way up to CAT1.
Photos are non-existent as the local club isn't the easiest to communicate with and they are the only ones that are able to provide any real info.
They are asking for offers over $25,000 USD. Yep, $25k.
What do you think?