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Old 30-12-2015, 10:42   #16
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Tried to get an old Amel Maramu... sailboatlisting.com is a good starting point... Run from "custom" boats... Another good one could be a Morgan.. cheap but as good bluewater like the Amel...
Take back what I said about Amels being too expensive. Found a 1973 36' Amel Kirk on yachtworld for under $20k but no Maramus for under $75,000.
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I have a Hallberg Rassy 352 for sale. 32k. do your home work and let me know if you are interested. At present moored at Indiantown Marina.
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CSY 33. Again an older, not fast but very solid boat. No wood at all in the structure so no concerns about structural rot.
My ex CSY 33 is for sale in Key West.
Well equipped and a proven cruiser, it has crossed the Atlantic twice.
Deep keel version and the optional 4-108.
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I have a Hallberg Rassy 352 for sale. 32k. do your home work and let me know if you are interested. At present moored at Indiantown Marina.
Hallberg Rasseys are very nice boats.
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My ex CSY 33 is for sale in Key West.
Well equipped and a proven cruiser, it has crossed the Atlantic twice.
Deep keel version and the optional 4-108.
Would be an excellent option for the OP. In addition to solid, no wood construction (assume the 33 is like the 44 in that regard?) they are very roomy boats.
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Yeah, no structural wood construction.
Good boat for sure. This one has a recent auto pilot, plotter, HF, Navtex, AIS, dual hard mounted VHFs with DSC on separate antennas, dual auto bilge pumps. 2 roller furling fore sails, more anchors and chain than God, etc, etc.
Fitted out for around the world cruises.
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Maybe I should have clarified that part we have been sailing for 5 years now we are tired of only sailing a week or two at a time we have not rushed to this decision and we have done some research I'm just looking for a little additional guidance from people who have been doing this a while.
I'm not knocking any of that, but there are thousands of boats meeting all of your criteria. You've asked the cruising equivalent of "I want a 3 bedroom brick house. Which house do you recommend?" It may be that you like the first one recommended, but it may also be that you have some criteria regarding livability or performance.

Go look at some boats. I recommend looking at lots of them, not just a specific recommendation. Like I said, use the search function. Focus on condition. Go small.

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Amen, go small unless money is no problem and the budget is big.
Been there, done that.
Started this sport with a 44' Yawl, then the CSY 33. Now down to a light 27' Bahamas Sled.
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Yeah, no structural wood construction.
Good boat for sure. This one has a recent auto pilot, plotter, HF, Navtex, AIS, dual hard mounted VHFs with DSC on separate antennas, dual auto bilge pumps. 2 roller furling fore sails, more anchors and chain than God, etc, etc.
Fitted out for around the world cruises.
If your asking price is in the OP's budget range this sounds like an excellent choice to me. From the description very little if any major work would be required.

Which AP does it have?
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Re: 35 to 41 ft bluewater boat near Florida

LOA is just one indication of size & not always the best. LWL, beam & displacement can often be more indicative. Also, it's important to be realistic about how you're really going to be using the boat. If you're going to be cruising Florida for the next few years till you're ready to head off around the world get a shoal draft boat (under 4') optimal for cruising Florida & the Bahamas. You can always sell it in a few years after you have more experience.
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If your asking price is in the OP's budget range this sounds like an excellent choice to me. From
Probably not in the range, but a turn-key boat is worth gold..
I bought the CSY33 in 1999 for $40k, then put $70k into it before I stopped counting. New rudder, new rigging, new chainplates, etc., etc..
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Re: 35 to 41 ft bluewater boat near Florida

There is a Westsail 32 on my pier that may be going up for sale. Mobile, AL
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Thank you this is some great advice. When I finish work today I will read through more thoroughly, and create a response. I'm sure I will have more questions
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I have a Hallberg Rassy 352 for sale. 32k. do your home work and let me know if you are interested. At present moored at Indiantown Marina.
Do you have any pictures? Very interested.
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