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Old 24-01-2021, 09:50   #1
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42'-54' Bluewater Cruiser Monohull - Ready to Buy

Looking to buy a 42'-54' bluewater cruiser. Fiberglass preferred, steel & aluminum ok. Fine with some refit & repair needs, however not looking for a major project boat. A big plus if it is located around the Mediterranean, but Europe and Caribbean are fine. Eventual goal is circumnavigation through South Pacific. <7' draft. Yanmar or Volvo Penta. Up to $100K for a project boat and up to $150K for a recently refitted cruiser.



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Looking to buy a 42'-54' bluewater cruiser. Fiberglass preferred, steel & aluminum ok. Fine with some refit & repair needs, however not looking for a major project boat. A big plus if it is located around the Mediterranean, but Europe and Caribbean are fine. Eventual goal is circumnavigation through South Pacific. <7' draft. Yanmar or Volvo Penta. Up to $100K for a project boat and up to $150K for a recently refitted cruiser.



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Check our our Endeavour 40 on this site. Fully refit for 99k
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Old 24-01-2021, 13:06   #3
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Check our our Endeavour 40 on this site. Fully refit for 99k
Thanks, it is a bit smaller than we need.
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https://www.gulfstar50.com/

Lots of good boats out there. Here is one.

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Thanks, will look into it. Not too keen on non-white hulls, but keeping an open mind.
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42-54’ covers a lot different features

Get a buyer broker, tell hom what you want and let him search for.
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42-54’ covers a lot different features

Get a buyer broker, tell hom what you want and let him search for.
I have already sent out the wish-list to a number of buyer's brokers. In parallel doing my part to speed up the search.
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I have already sent out the wish-list to a number of buyer's brokers. In parallel doing my part to speed up the search.
I would be inclined to find one really competent broker to act for me. Need to get someone with a lot of experience so they have the contacts and someone you can trust. They do exist.

Also 42 to 54' is a huge range wrt to displacement, size, and cost. Something over 50' for for price range is going to be tired. I would look 42 to 46'. Personally I would stay away from Volvo engines, parts are ridiculously priced and many are turbo-diesels which is an unnecessary complication. Yanmar or Beta would be good as would finding a boat that has been re-engined within recent years. In your price/size range a lot of boats will have older engine with significant hours on them.
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I have tried, and continuing to try the broker approach. Have also noticed good leads through by-owner mediums. Pursuing them in parallel.


Yanmar is my preference as well, and have already located an older design naturally aspirated new box in stock. So won't hesitate to re-power the boat if the situation calls for it. ($20-$30K depending on the install)



The age parameter has been a surprisingly evolving topic. After all the boats I have seen in person, I am now comfortable with a bluewater in the 1980s-1990s range, and a production boat in the 1998-2012 range.



The mast condition has been a deal breaker for some of the 1980s bluewaters I looked at. The corrosion has penetrated quite a bit and re-masting estimates came out around $40-$55K with a 3-5 month lead time.
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https://uk.topboats.com/yachting/use.../freedom-45-cc

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Thanks boatman61. Sent an inquiry for the Moody. Will research the Freedom and Ocean Star as I haven't seen them before. Grand Soleil is a no-go due to the color and cockpit traveler.
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Ooo! That Moody's alright, Boatie. You have such good taste... for a catamaran lover! lol

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I know that boat - Great owners and great boat. Well taken care of. It was docked next to mine for years.
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