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Old 02-02-2016, 15:18   #1
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If you won the lottery

This "winter blues" question was inspired by the "work on a boat vs sailing her" thread. If you won a lottery what kind of a boat would you get? Or if you'd keep your current boat what extra mods or doodahs would you install?

I would probably get an early 80s IOR Swan 47 or Mariner 47 (NH). Refit inside and out - update engine, electronics, rigging, gel coat, the usual needed stuff on a 30+ year old boat. Not really into anything 90s or younger, just not my cup of tea aesthetically or otherwise. Or may be would look into a steel or aluminum 45-50 footer but really don't know anything about them as these were always out of reach for poor old me.
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Old 02-02-2016, 15:20   #2
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Alubat Cigale 16

This is all i need/want to cruise the world !
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Old 02-02-2016, 15:41   #3
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What's the lottery win in cold hard cash? Wasn't there one in the USA where Someone won $320 million...

I would probably sell my Beneteau and move to a "Blue Water" Ship.



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Old 02-02-2016, 16:08   #4
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Garcia exploration 65 (or maybe even the 52 ft) for cruising, first choice

Dragonfly 35 trimaran, all carbon fiber, eccc

But i would like also a 1970... 100-120 ft ship..Gardner engine,eccc
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I'd buy whatever boat I wanted and go sailing without any financial worries.
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Boreal 57. That's what I would get.


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how to become a millionaire and own a yacht?.....................
start off as a multi-millionaire and you will soon become a millionaire

I think I would buy a boatyard and a chandlery,(with a licence to print money)......then start looking for a yacht
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$320 mill? Hmmmm...

Could nearly finish the refit with that much.
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The biggest boat I could sail without a hired crew.
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The biggest boat I could sail without a hired crew.

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and you could hire some electric winch to work for you...
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and you could hire some electric winch to work for you...
could it be a scantily clad winch?
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LOL

Only pure shining stainles steel winch...

Wait...winch is a male world...OPS..

Better to cover it
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I'm not greedy, I could make do with a Krogen 58 I think. Although they are coming out with a new 68' Expedition model. I guess it depends on the payout.
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I think I'd keep the boat I have. But man, the inside accommodations and instrumentation would be phenomenal. Stip it to the fiberglass hulls and have it all redone. Replace everything that's removable.
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