First - Welcome to the Forum. You will receive many different points on view. Follow Ex-Calif advice - Do not get emotional! Lead with the head. There are many $40,000 s/v on the market. Why play with hurricanes. Why do you tink some of the s/v are for sale
? The owners are tired of playing with the hurricanes and the impending storms. It is not fun readying a s/v for a hurricane. Why do you want to sail in dangerous weather
? The hurricane season is not the time to cross the Atlantic. Many hurricanes follow the Gulf Stream
straight to London. TheAtlantic needs to be crossed at the right time of the year. It is no fun to sail in storm conditions. The s/v for you will be there when the time is right. Did you figure in the cost of insurance and the fee for a surveyor? I think it cost me an additional $5,000 for the surveyor, haulout, and repairs
. Good luck on your search. Search with your head and not with your heart.
wow $5000 to turn the key, what were your costs of just the haulout and survey
.? i wont be doing any atlantic crossings until the time is right. i work for one of the delivery companies and have had a few choice words with them re this fact. they pay so little yet the poor sailors doing the crossings are playing with lives. to no avail, there are so many people out there wanting to get sea miles, so in the end i only offer my services when the season is good. anyways i have gotten the experience i wanted and will be looking at other forms of work on the water