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Old 23-07-2011, 00:16   #61
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Re: Multihull Cost

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To be clear, anyone that chooses a Bluewater 420 has a very very good boat. Just not a very cheap one.
Maybe so. All I know is that there's definately not enough cash left to convert it into a cat.

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Old 23-07-2011, 01:34   #62
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Re: Multihull Cost

For the cash strapped multi enthusiast, interested in blue water, the Prout snowgoose elite provides good value for money. Slow by modern multihull standards, but a very capable cruiser that has been used by many people to circumnavigate.

The Gemini proposed earlier is a very nice boat for coastal cruising , and an occassional crossing, but would not be my choice for sustained blue water. I wanted some strength in the boat and was prepared to accept the performance penalty. A lot of coastal sailors will say that their high performance boat can stay ahead of weather. If you are doing sustained blue water, there will come atime when that doesnt work, and you will have to ride out a storm.

Ignorant postings by mono sailors are normal on any multihull thread in this forum, that is why a lot of multi posters have moved to a different forum.

I am also preping slowly for retirement cruise in a couple of years. A Cat was the only solution for me as well.
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Old 28-07-2011, 12:04   #63
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Re: Multihull Cost

Another option for the cash-challenged multi-afflicted would be a Wharram or a tri. Very nice Pahi 42's can be had for less than 100k, the older designs even cheaper. The market for tri's has been very favorable for buyers for a long time. The Searunners are excellent cruisers and also can be had for well under 100k.

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An extra year or two of work to get the boat you want? Go for it.

It took me 4 years to build mine, and was worth every second.
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Re: Multihull Cost

The advice is good and solid another point on multihull cost is maintenance!

No matter what comfort one use, maintenance play a significant part. Long ago i learnt that maintenance not only save money in the long run but breed dependability!

Out yonder in the deep blue you need dependability more than breakfast or coffee. The maintenace list on catamaran is not much more than that of a mono hull but neclecting it can lead to a "mayday"!

So buying or building and sailing a catamaran is really nice but just so that you know buying a catamaran is only the begining!
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Old 08-09-2011, 23:10   #66
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The cheapest 10 year old Gemini 105 on Yachtworld is listed at $119,000, nowhere near the $50K you mentioned in your earlier post. Even in a buyer's market it's unlikely you'll get it for $50K?

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What is more likely to actually happen, 50 or 119?

Do you think that someone is going to bring 119 of cash today and pay more than the original buyer paid?

Granted, in the fairly recent history, boats stopped depreciating for a while. But house prices also doubled in that same period.

And now house prices are correcting drastically, and boats are holding to inverted depreciation curves set during the high tide of the credit bubble because ....
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:04   #67
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I certainly would wait and go with a catamaran :-)
I am anchored in Panama and close to my boat is a Prout, Quest 33 for sale. Nice boat, well equipped and ready to go. I do not know the asking price. If you like I can get you in contact with the owner.
Hi we are looking for a cat. & will be arriving in USA in a few months, can you send me some info on that cat. where you are thanks
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Re: Multihull Cost

I waited 40 years for my Pussy.
2003 Gemini, $150,000-00
I would not retire on a Mono in a fit,
Standing at 45 degrees all the time, Give me a break.

And yes I am about to sail blue water. There is a few Gemini's traversing the world,
They are a very capable blue water vessel, even if most people think they are a coastal cruiser,

Save up and get the cat you want, you will never regret it like you will if you buy a mono.
But getting one for under 100,000 you might be pushing it.

And I can park mine on a beach, Can a mono do that, I think not, Hahahaha
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:22   #69
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Simon, I don't believe I've seen a Gemini 105 listed for less than $75K and those were 1st year (of the 105 model) boats. But I do agree that in this market offering 85% of asking price is certainly a reasonable starting point in negotiations.

There's one for sale in the link in my sig.
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Simon, I don't believe I've seen a Gemini 105 listed for less than $75K. But I do agree that in this market offering 80% of asking price is certainly a reasonable offer.

There's one for sale in the link in my sig.
Hahahahahahahahaha

That Tere Hau Nui 34 foot Gemini 105MC in Muskat Cove Fiji with the sale pending sign on it,

Thats my new pussy, I now own it,.

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I was gone for nearly 3 weeks. Where does the O.P. stand now? Hopefully busy working towards a cat........i2f
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Prout Snowgoose Elite - $79000 (Shelter Bay Marina Colon)

Date: 2011-09-05, 10:36AM EST
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1989 Prout Snowgoose Elite, 36 feet,12 meters long and 16 feet, 5 meters wide. New hard bimini, large stainless steel structure with solar panels and wind generator on structure. Sitting on the hard for inspection of bottom. Many extras. Asking $79K, contact thru craigslist.
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Old 12-09-2011, 20:00   #73
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This boat like so many others, Looks ok & is one that we would travel to see on our trip if its still on the market. The problem is its in Colon Panama & i would never by just from pics as i have seen one boat in Tonga & it was rotten but the German owner sold it with pics from 2 years earlier that were used when he purchased it, & there are so many scams around.
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Hahahahahahahahaha

That Tere Hau Nui 34 foot Gemini 105MC in Muskat Cove Fiji with the sale pending sign on it,

Thats my new pussy, I now own it,.

Cheers,
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This boat is / was ? For sale for 159k so did they drop the price ? By how much if they did, ? Are you the one that is in Australia & having it delivered ? As I have read that someone is or is doing it & have not seen the boat.
Either way again a nice looking boat & goo luck with it.
We are heading to USA as part of our round the world search for one as we hope to start in Florida as we are ship wreck searching :-)
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Welshdiver,

If you want a Prout 38 with the sugar scoop extended by two feet i might just know of one that is in a superb condition here in Cape Town. It was built in England and then sailed to Cape Town where it was upgraded.

The interior is almost brandnew and the motors has low hours. The sails and rigging is in good condition, let me know if you want to know more by email gdmarais@gmail.com . I am not a broker so you are safe, i do not need commission or spread BS to earn a living!

Pic's can be deceiving big time, but it beats description and one can take pic's and compare to the original.
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