Long time reader, first time poster.
Iíve been dreaming of getting a sailboat for years. My goal is to learn it by day sailing
on the weekends, and make an occasional trip to the Caribbean
(Iím from Georgia
so itís not too far). Hopefully one day cross the Panama Canal
and make it to the Pacific!
Anyways, Iíve been looking for boats in a cheaper price
range so I can make cruising and any costs that might appear be more bearable.
Some of the boats I was looking at was the Alberg 30
35, Amel Kirk, Albin Vega
27. There are more but these are the ones that appealed to me the most because of what I have read about them and their price
range. Amel boats appeal to me the most, but all of the ones in my price range are over in France
and I donít see the justification to pay transport and taxes
on a boat
. So that has left me taking a serious look at the Albin Vega
My question is, what is considered a good price range for it? I know it depends wildly. But letís say itís in a great condition, and comes with decent equipment
, whatís the most you would pay? Iíve seen some that look awful selling for $1,000 and others that come with decent equipment
and looks in much better shape for $16,000. Iím certainly drawn to the $16,000 one, since thatís less work
and time I have to do to get to that point. But $16,000 seems really high for these boats, right? I will get an inspection
of course, Iím just wondering whatís the max one should pay for these? The listing prices seem to vary so much on these which is why I wanted to come here and ask how much did you pay for yours?
I read the typical things to look out for on these boats, but is there anything else besides the window, mast
support I should look for?