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Old 17-02-2023, 20:53   #91
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Re: Special Blue Water Cruiser Ready To Take You Anywhere You Want

Originally Posted by flyboyerich View Post
The fact that the other one on the market is not in the same league makes itís half price point irrelevant. If youíre in the market for a boat and compare two (or even several) always, ALWAYS buy the one that has been meticulously maintained. The fact that this one is a one owner/original owner vessel is a huge amount of Ďpeace-of-mindí icing on the cake and is well worth the additional $30K.
Right or wrong, that's not how the market works.

Reality is assuming the cheaper boat isn't a steam pile of @%#$#, most buyers will gravitate toward the lower purchase price figuring they have $30k to spend on upgrades that matter to them. This assumes the boat is reasonably clean and functional.

If the higher price boat is a better deal depends greatly on what the potential buyer is after. Having a top of the line wind vane (no idea of the OP's boat has one), is great if the buyer is planning a lot of offshore passages and prefers windvane over autopilot. For a weekend/coastal cruiser planning almost exclusively day sails, it adds no real value and may be seen as something they need to pay to remove thus detracting from the value.
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Old 23-02-2023, 21:13   #92
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Re: Special Blue Water Cruiser Ready To Take You Anywhere You Want

Hi, just a little food for thought. When I shipped my boat home from New Zealand now 10 years ago (2013) to Seattle on a commercial freighter, it went on a "flat rack" 5 ton rectangular piece of steel beams that was 40 foot long and 12 foot wide. My boat was just under 40 feet(documented 33.5 ft.) and the cost was $17,000. If I exceeded 40 feet the price tripled to $51,000. To get it from the yard in NZ to the ship, and from the ship (in Tacoma) to the yard was $18,000. That was a total $35,000 for my boat, So if you are really going cruising in your 40 footer plus make sure you love it or you may be looking at $75,000 to get it home . Needless to say most people just sell it or give it away overseas.
Any rate didn't want anyone to think my boat MIRAGE 34 foot Gale Force was a piece of trash as the 3/8 inch headstay, ProFurl NC42 (big boat), with brand new jib (Schattauer) cost $12,000. Everything on the boat was done right spare no expense. Thanks for all your thoughts, Spring is coming soon. THX Myles
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Old 09-03-2023, 13:29   #93
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Re: Special Blue Water Cruiser Ready To Take You Anywhere You Want

Hi, just had a little spare time today for you folks who are thinking of buying a sailboat to run the inside passage thru British Columbia to Alaska. We carefully tracked our first 5 month trip North. It turned out to be 3500 Nautical miles of which 3000 was powering and 500 was sailing. This is an expedition where things are very expensive so the more you can carry the better. (Note check diesel prices in Canada). If you can do the West Coast of Vancouver, you will be rewarded for your efforts and especially if you can get to Haida Guai Islands. There are nice Hot Springs many places to visit. The scenery in SE Alaska will blow your mind. Try to get to Glacier Bay and spend a week there. Also take a run out to the Katmai, Kenai, Columbia Glacier, and return under Mt. FairWeather (15,000 feet) high a few miles from shore at Cape Spencer,

Just be sure to watch the 25 foot tides, 10+ know currents, and high winds. The weather reporting is much better these days. For those of you that probably laughed at a small boat carrying 300+ feet of chain, We had to sit out 50 knots on a lee shore with a rock wall behind us with no way out of our anchorage, so be prepared!! That said summer is on the way and for those of you going North, MIRAGE would love to join you!! THX Myles and Sandy
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