Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-09-2016, 22:00   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 15
What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

looking to buy my first sailboat, to live and cruise and one day circumnavigate. looking for a great deal with 45k usd to spend.

I've taken a IYT bareboat 11 day skipper coarse and have about 1k nautical miles experience. Most of which I gained helping deliver a friends brand new Lagoon 450S from Singapore to Thailand, and have been living on it and helping out for the past month and a half.

I believe what would suite me is...

A monohull with solid fiberglass hull for strength and ability to live long as this boat will already be 30+ years old.
med-heavy displacement for comfort, but can still make respectable speed.
enough room for 2 people/separate cabins. I plan to do mostly single handed while I learn and pick up crew for longer passages.
I feel like just under 40' is a good size for me and my budget.
sloop rigged..

Now i'm currently living in Thailand, but I can pack up and leave with an hours notice. While I like Thailand a lot and think it would be a good place to improve my sailing skills, hire cheap labor, I am curious to hear if there's something i'm not thinking of? (of course there is!)

Maybe I can find a lot more boat for the money somewhere else?

Maybe a different ocean would be better for beginners?

not knowing much about boats it's hard to look online and really determine how great a deal vessels are.

I've been looking at Hood/Wauquiez/Bristols 35.5 and 38'
which I really like.. and makes me think I would really be more comfortable in a 38'+
i can even stand upright in the 38 Wauquiez! (i'm 6'5" tall)

Where I start geographically doesn't matter that much to me..

If I purchased in Thailand/Langkawi i would most likely stick around SE Asia for a year or two until I felt ready to cross the Indian Ocean towards South Africa.. but I can get almost as excited about starting somewhere else if it made more sense..

thanks for your thoughts, advice and time

Joel
__________________

__________________
JoelGSilverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 02:17   #2
Registered User
 
daletournier's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seychelles
Boat: Catalina 470
Posts: 1,629
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Hi Joel, I'm selling my Freedom 32 in Phuket. Its ready to go, I was planning to sail to Europe or africa next year but have changed plans. Lots of new gear. Seriously nothing to spend. Haven't listed it yet, on the hard doing a few things. I believe you know John & Mic of Java
sailing ?
Heres a link.
https://youtu.be/Th8aPlg710o

I'll pm you my email if you are interested.

Sent from my vivo Y35 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
daletournier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 02:23   #3
Registered User
 
daletournier's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seychelles
Boat: Catalina 470
Posts: 1,629
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

http://sailingmagazine.net/article-561-freedom-32.html

Sent from my vivo Y35 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
daletournier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 03:17   #4
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 15
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Quote:
Originally Posted by daletournier View Post
Hi Joel, I'm selling my Freedom 32 in Phuket. Its ready to go, I was planning to sail to Europe or africa next year but have changed plans. Lots of new gear. Seriously nothing to spend. Haven't listed it yet, on the hard doing a few things. I believe you know John & Mic of Java
sailing ?
Heres a link.
https://youtu.be/Th8aPlg710o

I'll pm you my email if you are interested.

Sent from my vivo Y35 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
yes i do! saw those guys last week for their match racing regatta in Krabi.. they were speaking very highly of your Freedom 32! Thanks for the message, i will do some more research and get back to you if interested.
Cheers
__________________
JoelGSilverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 04:19   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Finally finished flying for the summer, packing all the junk i bought for the boat; Boats in Simons Town RSA
Boat: Dix 38 pilothouse
Posts: 204
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Joel, that Bristol 35.5 is a nice boat and could be had cheap . It's roomy , the previous owner spent a lot of money on it , it needs a few things but if you were to do the majority your self it would be - bargain

The only thing I'd do would be to have all the sails out and take a hard look at them .

I know of a waquiez 35 forsale , pm me

Barry


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
lamadriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 06:38   #6
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 15
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamadriver View Post
Joel, that Bristol 35.5 is a nice boat and could be had cheap . It's roomy , the previous owner spent a lot of money on it , it needs a few things but if you were to do the majority your self it would be - bargain

The only thing I'd do would be to have all the sails out and take a hard look at them .

I know of a waquiez 35 forsale , pm me

Barry


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Hey Barry!

ya I like a lot of things about that Bristol, but I believe the engine is done (or just about done) it also needs a new fridge compressor, anchor windlass, plus maybe sails.. after all that,, I wouldn't want to offer much..

I also would really like a 2nd cabin.. and also would like to be able to stand upright (headroom is a hair too low)

I made an offer on the Wauquiez 38 today, but the owner wasn't having it.
spent the rest of the day looking at yachtworld.com and am very tempted to fly to the east coast of the states and look there as there seems to be great deals and lots of options..
__________________
JoelGSilverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 06:59   #7
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,796
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Quote:
Originally Posted by daletournier View Post
Hi Joel, I'm selling my Freedom 32 in Phuket. Its ready to go, I was planning to sail to Europe or africa next year but have changed plans. Lots of new gear. Seriously nothing to spend. Haven't listed it yet, on the hard doing a few things. I believe you know John & Mic of Java
sailing ?
Heres a link.
https://youtu.be/Th8aPlg710o

I'll pm you my email if you are interested.

Sent from my vivo Y35 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
I like the layout of the Freedom 32. Like the other Fredoms I have seen, they have a Nice saloon, nice galley design, nice use of wood, nice head near the companionway, etc. And your looks nice inside (comfortable and colorful space with art etc.

The video you posted helps get an impression of the interior. A view of the other key features like the cockpit, lines led aft, etc will likely help thiose unfamiliar with the boats. Good luck on your sale and hunt for your next boat.
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 07:11   #8
Registered User
 
daletournier's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seychelles
Boat: Catalina 470
Posts: 1,629
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steady Hand View Post
I like the layout of the Freedom 32. Like the other Fredoms I have seen, they have a Nice saloon, nice galley design, nice use of wood, nice head near the companionway, etc. And your looks nice inside (comfortable and colorful space with art etc.

The video you posted helps get an impression of the interior. A view of the other key features like the cockpit, lines led aft, etc will likely help thiose unfamiliar with the boats. Good luck on your sale and hunt for your next boat.
Hi Steady, thanks. Next week I'll post a proper for sale ad.

Freedom 32 are very large for there size. They do most things well but like all boats not perfect. Although beamy for her length she still sails really well as the hull tapers of towards the waterline, less boat dragging through the water, of course the downside is less storage. She has a large rear cabin which is unusual for her length. All lines come back to the cockpit, the whole idea of freedoms is they are easy to sail. Shes been my home thus ive tried to make her homey, art etc.

Sent from my vivo Y35 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
daletournier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 09:14   #9
Registered User
 
picklesandjesse's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Australia
Boat: Adios Burgess Trimaran
Posts: 100
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

C&C's are well built boats and there are some in your price range. Boats often sell for a fair bit less than asking price with winter coming too.
__________________
picklesandjesse is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 09:25   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Yacht BVI. Me Ireland
Boat: Cascade 36
Posts: 12
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Hi Joel:
My Cascade 36 "Transcendence" is for sale due to illness.
Well inside your budget.
Based in Caribbean BVI at present.
Have a look at the links and if interested I'll answer any questions.
Caribbean a great place to get to learn about living aboard and honing sailing skills
Michael

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...V8BVIMYKvQ/pub

https://goo.gl/photos/gHDVFuz4zjay7vpT7
__________________
TTranscendence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 09:43   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 21
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

WE have a fully upgraded (new Yanmar less 100 hrs.) Hood design 37' Tartan sloop 603 582 1426 The hull design # prior to ours circumnavigated for 2 years.


http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...&&ywo=rocknaks&
We were planning to take her out like you, but had to get 40' to accommodate our 10 grandkids!
__________________
19Valiant79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 09:50   #12
Sponsoring Vendor
 
LTDsailing's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Grenada, West Indies
Posts: 241
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Another option for you - How about the Caribbean? We are located in Grenada and have several boats listed here for under $45,000.

1977 Pearson 365 for $39,000
1985 Moody 34 for $35,000
1986 Pearson Freedom 32 for $30,000
1996 Beneteau 351 for $40,000

Let me know if you would like more information on any of those boats.

Beam winds,

Chris
__________________
Chris Rundlett
LTD Sailing - Living the Dream!
www.ltdsailing.com

LTDsailing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 09:54   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 21
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

WE have a fully upgraded (new Yanmar less 100 hrs.) 1969 Hood design 37' Tartan sloop The hull design # prior to ours circumnavigated for 2 years.
Your price range Ready to go coast of Maine. Call us now. 603 582 1426 You will love her. We were going to take her out but needed to go to 40' to accommodate our 10 grandkids.
__________________
19Valiant79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 10:02   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 21
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Forgot to say, the Tartan 37' has brand new genoa and rest of sail inventory very good condition. Every system excellent, you'll want to talk with us...603 582 1426 she's in Rockport ME
__________________
19Valiant79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2016, 10:09   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 21
Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

Sorry...There is also has current complete survey of the Tartan 37' by classic boat expert surveyor, Belfast ME


603 582 1426
and finally our 6'6" guest was very comfortable even sleeping in the V-berth last time we had 'Alida' out
__________________

__________________
19Valiant79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want To Buy: Blue water pocket cruiser in California <$15,000 northoceanbeach Classifieds Archive 5 30-09-2014 20:43



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:41.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.