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Old 01-03-2023, 03:11   #1
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CORROBOREE will be For Sale--soon!

We are approaching the end of our circumnavigation with Corroboree. We hope to “tie-the-knot” on our round-the-world route in Grenada come mid- to early June 2023, just three months away. Corroboree is my very first professionally commissioned design (1984-85) and is very similar to and of the same vintage as the Gary Mull designed Freedome 36.

We intend to pick up our shore lives again, and that means that Corroboree should pass onto a new and caring owner. While Corroboree’s availability for sale begins in the Caribbean, we understand that a buyer may want to see her back in the US before committing to a sale. We are prepared to deliver Corroboree to south Florida if necessary to facilitate that process.

We have written out the “Corroboree For Sale” specifications in the attached document. Our asking price of US$64,900 is comparable to similar Freedom yachts of this size and vintage. Corroboree was built in New Zealand in 1986-87 of wood-epoxy, Western Red Cedar and Kauri. Kauri is a type of pine indigenous to New Zealand and is now quite rare. Kauri is no longer available for boat construction. Corroboree is quite well equipped, and we do expect to negotiate a suitable final price based on a qualified marine survey and inspection.

You will see that we do not expect Corroboree to necessarily go onto anyone who has dreams of circling the globe. Corroboree was designed for relatively protected waters such as the Great Lakes, and she would be quite suitable for calmer regions along the east coast of the US. Corroboree has been a remarkable boat and has served us well for our 6½ year voyage. But it is now time that she goes to a new home, to someone who will take good care of her in a welcoming environment.

We will be leaving Cape Town soon (early March 2023) to cross the South Atlantic Ocean. We will be out of conventional internet range for the next 5,700 miles, but from mid-March we can be reached through our satphone by text, voice, and email as follows:

Satphone: +8816-52426206 (text)
To speak by voice, send your telephone number in a text, and we’ll call you back. It is cheaper for us to call you than for you to call us at this number.

Primary At Sea email: corroboree827@myiridium.net
Back-up At Sea Email: sponbergryan@myiridium.net

You can track the final stages of our voyage in real time on these websites:
PredictWind: SV_CORROBOREE https://forecast.predictwind.com/tra...SV_CORROBOREE/
Garmin: Garmin Explore™ https://share.garmin.com/CORROBOREE

Cheers,
Eric and Arliss
SY Corroboree
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town mobile: +27 663 871390 (text and voice)
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Corroboree was built in New Zealand in 1986-87 of wood-epoxy, Western Red Cedar and Kauri. Kauri is a type of pine indigenous to New Zealand and is now quite rare. Kauri is no longer available for boat construction.

That's right, Kauri, the best wood in the world, was almost completely chopped down by the Europeans for their tall ships among other things. They are shy seeders and take 400 years to grow. (not dissimilar to some of the members of this forum)

So if you want a boat with Kauri, you only have two choices, one of these is to plant a seed and wait 400 years!
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That's right, Kauri, the best wood in the world, was almost completely chopped down by the Europeans for their tall ships among other things. They are shy seeders and take 400 years to grow. (not dissimilar to some of the members of this forum)

So if you want a boat with Kauri, you only have two choices, one of these is to plant a seed and wait 400 years!
The other choice is to scavenge for trees that have already been felled by nature--there are some of those, but I am not sure if you could easily gather enough to build a boat. I learned that there have been no yachts built of Kauri in New Zealand since 1992. Indeed, it is a fine but rare wood.

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We are now official circumnavigators! We pulled into Port Louis Marina in St. George's, Grenada on Friday morning, 5 May 23, at 10:30 AM, now having tied the knot on our circumnavigation route. We'll be here for a few weeks prepping to return to Florida. Corroboree is now officially for sale, and we welcome any and all inquiries.
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We are back in Florida now in Boca Raton, temporarily, and we are looking for a permanent place to keep Corroboree. She is available now to any new owner who would like to have her. Contact info: Mobile: (904) 522-7714, email: eric@ericwsponberg.com or ewsponberg@gmail.com. Cheers! Eric
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UPDATE ON CORROBOREE: PRICE REDUCED TO US$59,000.

Also, we are now located at Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA. AND, in securing new insurance on the boat, we have had a C&V survey done, which rates the boat as "above average" and which values the boat at $61,500--hence the price reduction. The survey and a revised spec sheet are available on request.

Contact info: Mobile: (904) 522-7714, email: eric@ericwsponberg.com or ewsponberg@gmail.com.

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Re: CORROBOREE will be For Sale--soon!

Corroboree is still for sale--new price: back up to $64,900 to reflect some of the maitenance we have been doing.

Also: We have posted a video on YouTube:

Still open to enquiries.

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Eric, for a yacht that has just completed a multi year RTW trip she looks spotless

Good luck with the sale.
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Eric, for a yacht that has just completed a multi year RTW trip she looks spotless

Good luck with the sale.
Thanks, Pete. Like all boats, she has her blemishes, but we keep everything in good working order.

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