I have been searching off and on for a 40ft sailing cat and are in the $150k price
I know I am on the lowest price
range. The challenge is finding the right cat to live on and sail around the world. Most cats are built to stay near shore, ties to a dock
at night and they are built for that. Finding an offshore
is a huge challenge and I find online nobody wants to talk negativity about their cats or others. Honestly about cats is not common online.
I have personally dealt with allot of brokers they want to make only high commission deals. I have $150,000 cash and not one has led me to a boat worth buying
..maybe one a 42 Fountaine pajot
in the west coast
..asking $160,000 told they would take $125,000 but no offshore/live-aboard equipment
and FP have terrible galleys. I will be back in Florida
, I live in Key West
in Feb and will search again.
I will watch your posts to see how you do.
I have also spent lots of money
flying into islands only to find the photos of the boat were 10 years old and it has sat in the yard for years rotting. It seems no photos are ever recently taken. Lying seems to be the common theme when looking to buy boat.
Every owner thinks their boat is worth double of what it is worth and every buying
thinks it is worth half. To point out flaws in someones boat is to insult their own child
They will be hurt and get angry.
If you are in the Keys in Feb let me know..if you want me to look at a boat that is near me let me know. I will be taking trips around Florida in Feb and March looking.
What is your price range and models you are thinking about?
Best of luck