Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-04-2011, 14:43   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada/ Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands
Boat: Nacra 17, Catamaran
Posts: 5
Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

After spending 6 month constantly finding myself on this site I finally decided to register. Just graduated university with a Master Mariner degree , I have been hired by Shell and my schedule is 4 month working, 3 month vacation, which I plan to spend on my dream boat. A sturdy Blue water catamaran circa 40 feet, nice interior, lots of storage space, with good load capacity, speed is not of great importance, but comfort is, something that will last me around 10 years. Looking for something probably used but no older then 5 years and no charting history. Open to any suggestions, so far looked at Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Admiral, Broadblue, Antares, Privilege, Nautitech and Roberson and Caine. Please tell me now if any one these companies do not supply something for living aboard, Price range below 350,000.
Looking forward to many discussion
__________________

__________________
jaggerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-04-2011, 14:53   #2
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,197
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Hi everyone

To rich for my blood...
I'm the under $30K guy....
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-04-2011, 14:56   #3
Registered User
 
Mark1977's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Halifax, N.S Canada
Boat: Tanzer 26, Walk22
Posts: 930
Re: Hi everyone

Welcome aboard, you should have no problem with that budget. Happy sailing.
__________________
Mark1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-04-2011, 16:32   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada/ Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands
Boat: Nacra 17, Catamaran
Posts: 5
Re: Hi everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Its a lot of money but I am treating it as an apartment, I will no have any other accommodation, or vehicle, also not being a resident in country will all help the mortgage.
__________________
jaggerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-04-2011, 17:02   #5
********* Emeritus
 
SaucySailoress's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 8,235
Re: Hi everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Haw. My stepson is in his first year working for BP. He has ridiculous holidays, arns more than the pair of us put together... and do ya think he's offered to pay for our flights in return for all them years we paid for his? Yeah right...

I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous...

Welcome aboard, ya lucky bugger!
__________________

SaucySailoress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 07:03   #6
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
Re: Hi everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Welcome Aboard and enjoy CF
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2011, 08:37   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
Lancerbye's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ladysmith,BC, Vancouver Island , Canada
Boat: Lancer 44 Motorsailer
Posts: 1,757
Images: 32
Re: Hi everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Welcome aboard. Enjoy
__________________
The basis of accomplishment is in never quitting
Mengzi Meng-tse
Lancerbye is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2011, 08:35   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Abaco, Bahamas/ Western NC
Boat: Nothing large at the moment
Posts: 820
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Sounds like you are on the right track!
__________________
Tingum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-04-2011, 19:37   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. You'll have no trouble finding what you want with that kind of budget.
kind regards,
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2011, 08:42   #10
Registered User
 
SV.Maverick's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seabrook, TX
Boat: Gulfstar 50
Posts: 292
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Welcome to CF. I have spent the last 10 years looking for the dream boat, however my dream keeps changing. What ever you do remember to not spend it all on the boat just in case you get that little pink slip from work one day.
__________________
SV.Maverick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2011, 09:14   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 310
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Jaggerman,

Welcome to the forum. Where do you plan to keep the boat once you make the purchase? What part of the world do you plan to call home at least for a while?
__________________
Abaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2011, 14:00   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada/ Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands
Boat: Nacra 17, Catamaran
Posts: 5
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

I will be living in Ontario, Canada for one more year, then for the next couple of years after that the Netherlands will be my home, my parents own a house in each countries, and I have dual citizenship. I have not yet decided where I will live, I love the Netherlands with all my heart, but not enough to pay the incredible tax there, (52% after 55,000 euro)I will be looking for a different country as a tax harbor, where in the world I have not decided, but purely statistical, I wont actually live there. As for storing my cat while I am working I still have to find a solution, I cant imagine that after 3 month of cruising I will end up at same place I started every time. Its a tricky situation, and I am bit worried about leaving my boat unattended for 4 month in a foreign country.
__________________
jaggerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2011, 14:03   #13
CF Adviser
 
Bash's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: sausalito
Boat: 14 meter sloop
Posts: 7,260
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

You want the dream boat? Sorry. I'm the current owner, and she's not for sale.

Welcome to the forum anyway.
__________________
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
Bash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-04-2011, 14:21   #14
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,197
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Sorry Jaggerman but the title of your thread took me back a few years to my youth......
YouTube - ALMA COGAN Dreamboat
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27-04-2011, 15:38   #15
Registered User
 
oxmetal's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7
Re: Hi Everyone: Looking for Dream Boat

Jaggerman..great budget, sensible and will afford you a vast choice of Catamarans of all brands to choose from...are you looking for a new yacht or used? Re the Tax thing probably not a bad idea to look around the Caribbean as most islands here have zero (or close to it) tax and the used yachts are in the whole tax free..if you wish to tell me what you really want for your liveaboard i.e a/c , watermakers etc or rather go the simpler (and better route) ...whatever you choose to do make sure you have the yacht sruveyed prior to buying ..however good the deal may be unless of course she is new..and we can offer you a new liveaborard for pretty much your budget..
__________________

__________________
oxmetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DREAM BOAT Keegan General Sailing Forum 41 10-04-2013 05:14
Tell Me About Your Dream Boat RELEASEME General Sailing Forum 1 20-12-2009 07:57
Hi all - old dream, new boat svcovenant Meets & Greets 6 27-03-2009 02:51
first hello all, now help please looking for my dad's first dream boat* cubajean10 Dollars & Cents 7 30-07-2008 17:46



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:02.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.