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Old 20-10-2004, 11:05   #1
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Vagabond Yachts?

Anyone know anything about Vagabond Yachts? A web search finds little besides some ads for boats for sale. Any comments regarding quality, history, manufacture, sailing capabilities etc would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 22-10-2004, 07:20   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I did see that post and was hoping for something more. Seems a difficult company to find info on on the web at least. Thanks again!
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I am looking for any information on Vagabond boats also. I have recently purchased a Vagabond 42.
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You might do better searching under boat yards or manufacturers in Taiwan.
I have a thread running with boat history under Formosa boats mono hull thread.

Formosa Boat Building Company
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Vagabond 42 Westwind 42

I have owned a Vagabond for the past 15 years. We have put more than 30.000 miles under her keel from Texas to Guatemala to Cuba to the Turks and Caicos, all through the Eastern Caribbean and back to Texas (a couple of times). It is a great sturdy boat. It is heavy and slow. We have put Callisto on a reef in Mexico and up against a dock in a hurricane in the Bahamas. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking. We have also replaced all the tanks, put in two engines and three generators. We have replaced the standing rigging and all the running rigging a couple of times. New winches go on this week. We have done the usual things adding electronics, autopilot, water maker, ice maker, etc. I love my Vagabond. It has great classic lines, it is roomy and comfortable down below. All boats are purpose built, Vagabonds are great cruising boats. Ours is set up to hang off an island and be comfortable. The boat leaves Texas in two weeks headed back for the islands. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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Re: Vagabond Yachts?

My Husband and I are thinking about getting an Westwind 42. Would you be able to tell us how she handles? Is there any inherent issues with her hull?
How much does she cost you a year in maintenance. We were going to buy her and live aboard. Any thought would be greatly appreciated? Also do you know what cord is used on her fiberglass?
When you say slow, How many knots are you talking about?
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Re: Vagabond Yachts?

You will also find that of the six or so manufactured China Clippers Vagabond and CT are the better ones. Use of better fittings and better construction have shown CT and Vagabond will demand and hold a higher value. All in all a good boat.
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