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Old 19-01-2014, 21:47   #61
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Re: Ready Set Go... Catamaran Search

I have been searching off and on for a 40ft sailing cat and are in the $150k price range.
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 equiped catamaran 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 of Florida..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
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Old 19-01-2014, 22:38   #62
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I have been searching off and on for a 40ft sailing cat and are in the $150k price range.
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 equiped catamaran 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 of Florida..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
Rick

40 foot sailing cat that is offshore ready and equipped for 150K?
It may be a buyers market, but what you are looking for will generally sell for much more than bottom dollar. Just because you can find multiple examples of a model at a low price doesn't mean that's what they are worth if they are well maintained, updated, and outfitted.

Now if you wanted a monohull....
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I really like this one. It is priced near the top for this model but it seems really well kept. How many time do you see a one owner 20 year old cat?
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Old 20-01-2014, 15:00   #64
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Nice TPI. Would rather own a 20 year old well maintained boat than a much newer piece of crap. Thanks Sandcrab.
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Your welcome. How about this TPI42 in Cancun for $160,000.
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99 lagoon 40 in the DR for a good price cheaper than the older tpi

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Your welcome. How about this TPI42 in Cancun for $160,000.
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Like.

But I am thinking it is about due for standing rigging again, Maybe running rigging, a couple of sails maybe. And for sure an anchor upgrade.

I did not see the price anywhere.

Owned by a vetrans foundation......errr hmmm.
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I did not see the price anywhere.
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They had an idea to help veterans by sailing. It's different.
Uh huh.

Also note the boat is in the Seattle area. Too far for me.
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Ads posted on Seattle CL. But they say the boat is in Cancun.
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I have been searching off and on for a 40ft sailing cat and are in the $150k price range.
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 equiped catamaran 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 of Florida..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
Rick
The question for you is what do you consider an offshore 'blue water' boat.. and what in your opinion is adequate offshore liveaboard equipment...
What you may consider vital.. I may consider a waste of money..
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What about when buying a boat from a builder?
if you have never involved a broker, and the builder wants to compensate their broker anyway, is this something that is absolutely required?
For instance, a boat builder who has an exclusive relationship with a broker for sales in the UK or USA, and you are a citizen of the UK or USA...if you purchase through a corporation, perhaps not a UK or USA corporation, but foreign one, and you deal direct always with boat builder, is it reasonable for boat builder to charge you broker's commission?
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The question for you is what do you consider an offshore 'blue water' boat.. and what in your opinion is adequate offshore liveaboard equipment...
What you may consider vital.. I may consider a waste of money..
Boatman, with the experience you have had, what do you consider adequate "vital" offshore equipment and that which is a waste of money...and I guess some of this might be specific to multihulls but most would apply to monos as well. Thanks for your thoughts and I don't think this is TD but forgive me if it is...

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Anyone seen the 98 Prout (KALAMUNDA)in St. Vincent.... Its intriguing...


I just hate it when they put Brochure pictures instead of actual boat pics...
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