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Old 31-12-2013, 05:55   #1
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Newbie and Blue Water Cruiser Advice

Hi all,

Been a 'lurker' on the site for a while gleaning lots of useful information so thanks to everyone for everything I've learnt and read so far.

I thought it was about time to say hello though as I will hopefully become a proud owner of a boat in the not too distant future.

I worked in the sailing industry for many years as a delivery skipper, charter skipper and cruising instructor and have clocked up about 15,000nm. Now I am back in the 'real world' with a 'real job' and think its about time i get to do what I love as a hobby rather than work.

I'm looking to buy a second hand blue water cruiser, my plan is to take her round the UK and the Baltic within 5 years (a summer for each) and then to the Med or even further afield more down the line.

My budget is 100k.

I've been looking at the obvious choices; Oyster (435 is pretty much the dream), Hallberg Rassy, Malo, Sweden Yachts but are then any others I don't know about and are worth a look?

She must be a capable blue water cruiser, probably around 40-45ft, easily sailed short handed, able to sleep 6 (preferably in 3 cabins, 2 double and bunk), and preferably centre cockpit with owners cabin.

Any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Pete
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Hi all,

Been a 'lurker' on the site for a while gleaning lots of useful information so thanks to everyone for everything I've learnt and read so far.

I thought it was about time to say hello though as I will hopefully become a proud owner of a boat in the not too distant future.

I worked in the sailing industry for many years as a delivery skipper, charter skipper and cruising instructor and have clocked up about 15,000nm. Now I am back in the 'real world' with a 'real job' and think its about time i get to do what I love as a hobby rather than work.

I'm looking to buy a second hand blue water cruiser, my plan is to take her round the UK and the Baltic within 5 years (a summer for each) and then to the Med or even further afield more down the line.

My budget is 100k.

I've been looking at the obvious choices; Oyster (435 is pretty much the dream), Hallberg Rassy, Malo, Sweden Yachts but are then any others I don't know about and are worth a look?

She must be a capable blue water cruiser, probably around 40-45ft, easily sailed short handed, able to sleep 6 (preferably in 3 cabins, 2 double and bunk), and preferably centre cockpit with owners cabin.

Any advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Pete
100k might be a little light for your intended vessel list ?

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100k might be a little light for your intended vessel list ?

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True.. unless you shop in the Carib...
you forgot Moody's.
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True.. unless you shop in the Carib...
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Re: Newbie and blue water cruiser advice

yeah saw one older Moody 44 CC for around the right price.

I realise I might be asking a lot but a late 80s boat in good nick is doable on the budget I reckon?
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You'll find the right boat at your price I'm certain. Looking for boats is a lot of fun.

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Re: Newbie and blue water cruiser advice

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Pete.
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Re: Newbie and Blue Water Cruiser Advice

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

I've just signed the S&P agreement and paid the deposit on an Oyster 435, within budget as well!

I'm a very happy chap! Survey and sea trial to follow>
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