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Old 15-05-2014, 21:46   #16
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Re: Secondhand liveaboard

Depending on what you are looking for.... Also search Asia as there are often great deals available and easy to sail back to Oz
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Search Kijiji B.C Canada, Craigslist around PNW or UsedVictoria for what I am talking about.
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Depending on what you are looking for.... Also search Asia as there are often great deals available and easy to sail back to Oz
Easy if you fancy a 3-4000 mile trip against the prevailing winds in a boat you are not familiar with
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Old 22-05-2014, 02:08   #19
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Easy if you fancy a 3-4000 mile trip against the prevailing winds in a boat you are not familiar with
Depending on route and season... Not all hard to Windward....
From Philippines long tack to Solomans then via Jommard Pass.
From Phuket / Singapore... SW monsoon season
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Old 23-05-2014, 08:34   #20
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Re: Secondhand liveaboard

Hello

Living in Hong Kong, we have high end, and the low end is 13 meter to 15 meter wood vessels.

I personally have been talking to Bertram in the USA about the pre owned vessels listed on thief website.

Have a look at the pre owned listings on Bertram.com and you can even search for a pre owned Bertram in your area, but as everyone says.. Prices in the USA are low, and working with Bertram, they can assist with all the knowledge to get it to you in Australia safely !!

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Depending on what you are looking for.... Also search Asia as there are often great deals available and easy to sail back to Oz
That's what I was going to suggest. I saw a number of reasonably priced (compared to similar ones) boats for sale in Langkawi, Malaysia. I have a feeling that's the end of the voyage for a lot of people who don't want to continue or turn back.
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I can just tell you from my personal experience. I looked for a boat in Florida for 2 years searching every website and free publication and ended up buying my boat in Maryland. It seems to me that places where there is a short sailing season have a lot of boats in marinas that aren't being used and can be bought cheaply. Countries that are close to your location make sense too.
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Re: Secondhand liveaboard

I think a lot of Americans setup the boat and go cruising only to get disillusioned

I know there are a lot of boats in Mexico that never made it very far; but were I you I'd be concentrating on Thailand and the Philippines maybe Fiji and Tahiti too because in all of those places there are well setup ($$) boats that have lost the dream for one reason or another

Plus as a smaller market I would think there's less competition and lower prices plus; closer to Australia
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