Thanks guys, I love the rain and it never stopped any of my previous parades
So, bearing in mind that there is a eensy weensy tiny possibility of selling the boat in Oz, would you get more for a 50ft yacht compared to what you bought it for, or a 43/45ft yacht, including the difference in what one might spend on a 45ft in comparison to a 50ft (hope that makes sense).
Regardless of the taxes
etc. (which you would pay on any boat with a foreign flag), there is no doubt that yachts in Europe
are significantly cheaper than Australia
, even with import duty and I think a one way sail over 2 to 3 years with maybe a couple of breaks in the rainy/cyclone season for contracting again and dry docking
the boat (IT contracts are about $850 per day so worth a few months and a flight home for a break in the rainy/cyclone season etc.) I might make a few dollars on the boat. I understand that it would not cover the cost of the trip but I have money
Also, would you think a production boat sells better than a blue water
cruiser if we had any chance of selling it here in Oz i.e. Bene vs ???
I only ask because maybe a 47ft boat is big enough but if there is a possibility of the 50' being more lucrative once in Oz then it'd be lovely to have the extra size for living aboard
It seems that the general feeling is that a 50' is a lovely size to live on and not much different to sailing a 47' which is the smallest I would like