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Old 30-10-2013, 17:31   #1
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Best built world cruiser between 250K - 500K

Hi all,
I was having a similar discussion with several other sailors, about what we all though was the best built mono-hull between $250K - $500K?? This includes all sizes, used or new, etc.. This is purely for true world blue water cruising. My list includes:

Hinckley
Little Harbor
Bristol
Tayana
Mason/Taswell
Han Christian
Southerly

There's tons of others, but that was off the top of my head.. I'd be curious to hear what you all think or opinion is..?

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Old 30-10-2013, 17:40   #2
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I would add Malo and HR.
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I'm biased. A Caliber 40LRC.
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Ovni...end thread. To be fair, that's design vs build quality and mass produced boats.
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Island Packet.
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fast, rugged, easy sailor, proven blue water cruiser. lots of room, lots of people love the Corbin 39.
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Ovni...end thread. To be fair, that's design vs build quality and mass produced boats.
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Re: Best built world cruiser between 250K - 500K

a used AMEL
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Old 30-10-2013, 18:17   #9
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Old 30-10-2013, 18:22   #10
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Cabo Rico. I am a bit biased
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Old 30-10-2013, 18:25   #11
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I agree with all, I've actually been on most of those boats listed.. I was actually impressed at how solid the IP's were.. I was aboard on one last year and it totally changed my mind..

Great additions all, keep them coming..
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Re: Best built world cruiser between 250K - 500K

Beneteau Oceanis...provisions loading/unloading convenience; the lowering/raising of the stern's platform. Unmatched ease of boat's accessibility from a dinghy.

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.....picking a boat for 500k to sail around
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My original buyers list three years ago was identical to the OP's... Ended up buying an Oyster instead. So, add Oyster to the list... You might be pleasanty surprised like we were.

We made offers on some excellent boats including Island Packet 485, Tayana 58, Beneteau 58 and two Jeaneau 54DS. Carefully, examined and previewed all those listed.
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Must put any Kanter on the list.......
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