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Old 23-10-2016, 09:20   #196
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

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Steady - thanks for starting and restarting this thread. It and the other thread on skinny water boats are bracketing nicely the categories of boats I'm currently thinking about. I've made a decent living moving boats in blue water, but my wife gets seasick, and we both like gunkholing. Even live in Florida.
Which leads me to ask, do you know if the Beachcomber 25 is still available? Link leads nowhere as of today.
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Howdy!
I am glad you like this thread. I aim to keep it going as I see boats I think fit the criteria (and you or anyone can add boats too). Evergreen thread.

As for the links? I post them when I see a boat for sale. Sometimes the listing is very recent (recently put up for sale). Those boats may sell fast (if they are a great deal) or they may linger.

I have NO Money connection to any of the sellers, brokers, or boats.

So, if the link is dead, it is likely because the boat sold.

My primary purpose of this thread is to ILLUSTRATE the types of boats that are available at this price point (Asking Price = LESS than $30K).

I do that by posting a few photos and a link to a currently advertised boat, so others can see it and possibly take action. I hope that if we all do this, we may help one another find "good deals" on "outstanding boats" and so help our sailing community (both sellers and buyers).

Good luck boat hunting!
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Steady - thanks for starting and restarting this thread. It and the other thread on skinny water boats are bracketing nicely the categories of boats I'm currently thinking about. I've made a decent living moving boats in blue water, but my wife gets seasick, and we both like gunkholing. Even live in Florida.
Which leads me to ask, do you know if the Beachcomber 25 is still available? Link leads nowhere as of today.
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I think Innovative Marine went out of business in the late 80's so the only Beachcombers you'll find are usually on Craigslist. I did find this boat for sale this week & it's a real step up from a Beachcomber although it's a big step up in price too.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/5823277634.html
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I think Innovative Marine went out of business in the late 80's so the only Beachcombers you'll find are usually on Craigslist. I did find this boat for sale this week & it's a real step up from a Beachcomber although it's a big step up in price too.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/5823277634.html
Thanks for posting the link to the Seapearl. Outstanding!
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Great thread! I am currently in the under 10k range and just recently looked at a Pearson 34'. https://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/5817069973.html The asking price is 9800. From what I saw this boat is exactly what he advertised. it needs a fair amount of TLC in the interior. Anybody own a Pearson 34' have any advice? there is way too many electronics we need to rip out to name. The motor started right up but he did say he thinks there in an alternator problem. There in a compressor that is not working but he has not investigated it. He has only owned this boat for a couple months he sailed down from Tallahassee but does not have time for the project. Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Great thread! I am currently in the under 10k range and just recently looked at a Pearson 34'. https://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/5817069973.html The asking price is 9800. From what I saw this boat is exactly what he advertised. it needs a fair amount of TLC in the interior. Anybody own a Pearson 34' have any advice? there is way too many electronics we need to rip out to name. The motor started right up but he did say he thinks there in an alternator problem. There in a compressor that is not working but he has not investigated it. He has only owned this boat for a couple months he sailed down from Tallahassee but does not have time for the project. Thanks in advance for the advice!
That looks like a nice find to me, because of the price point it is attractive.

Looking at the photos, it does not show anything that looks "bad" and interior refinishing can be done over time with new cushions, new cushion covers, and sanding and refinishing (oil or varnish or paint) to the interior to give it a new look. Some owners spend about $2500 on new settee cushions and such, while others make their own.

Of course the major things like ENGINE, SAILS, and HULL condition are the most important.

But, as a starting point, at $9800, it looks like a good candidate for consideration and possible refit.

BUT...since there is a very nice looking boat available in Miami for $13,900....I would look carefully and consider the total costs to match the two. For example the one in Miami has a Bimini and some nice interior already. Factor that into costs.
https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/5810785529.html


Good luck on your decision.

And you did mention "electronics." I saw the photo below of the switch panel or electrical panel and do want to mention it is the only one I have seen like that (with so many additions).
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Mojito is still for sale... Had some "tire-kickers" but no serious offers yet.
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Here is one that is rare to see USA sale listings:

Westerly Fulmar 32

1983 model
(Octo 2016) Asking Price $23,000
Location = Miami Florida
https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/bod/5839267362.html

LOA: 31'10"'
LWL: 26'
Draft: 5'3" fin keel
Beam: 10'11" Construction: fiberglass
Ballast: 4,210# iron Displacement: 9,900#
Headroom: 6'2"
Engine: 27hp. Yanmar '05
3 cyl. diesel, 100 hours
Tanks; fuel: 14 gal. water: 35 gal.
Electrical: 12v. starting battery,
2 6v. 200 amp hr. house banks
1000 watt sine-wave inverter, new
Spars: Alum. Rig: s/s Masthead rig
insulated adjustable back stay
Mast: ~ 50'
Builder: Westerly Marine Ltd.,
Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK
Designer: Ed Dubois

ACCOMMODATIONS: For 6.
V-berth with filler, sleeps 2, deck hatch. New legal head to port with solar vent. Saloon sleeps 2 to port, 2 to starboard. Large deck hatch. Centerline teak drop-leaf table with storage locker. Wide bunks, long, new cushions in '12. Galley has a new Force 10, 2 burner propane stove and oven with broiler. Large oval s/s sink with fresh water pump, foot pump and saltwater pump. Teak dish and cup racks. Teak and holly sole. Aft to starboard is nav. station, with desk, seat and quarterberth. Numerous lockers throughout.
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Endeavour 32

I am posting this boat to represent a type or model of boat that is often seen at asking prices below $30K.

Notes from SAILBOATDATA.com
The ENDEAVOUR 32 was the first boat from Endeavour and was actually the same basic hull as the earlier IRWIN 32 with modifications by Dennis Robbins, in-house designer for Endeavour at this time. Other changes to the design (by Bob Johnson?) were made in 1980.
Earlier ENDEAVOUR 32's could be purchased with a fin keel or keel-centerboard (like the IRWIN).
By 1979, both the deep fin keel and keel-centerboard versions had been dropped in favor of a shallower draft, fixed keel model. Shown here is the later version.
See ENDEAVOUR 32 CB for more details.

Keel/CB version:
Draft BD: 7.83' Draft BU: 3.5'
Shoal draft fixed keel: 3.16'

1977 model
Asking Price (Oct 2016) $22,500
Location: Miami FL

This particular boat is currently on Craigs List Miami.
https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/bod/5813531688.html

I am posting it here because after viewing the sale listing photos, I think this is the "cleanest" looking boat of this type I have seen online. Also note the newer engine.

Some notable features for the Endeavour boats are the shallow draft and the numerous opening portlights for ventilation.

For this particular boat:
2002 Yanmar 3 cyl 27 HP diesel 1130 hours, New ports hatches and cushions, Refrigeration 12 volt, Force 10 LPG stove and oven, New AC and DC panels, Autohelm autopilot, Furuno depth and speed, Mainsail, 125%, 100%, Stor
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Endeavour 32
For this particular boat:
2002 Yanmar 3 cyl 27 HP diesel 1130 hours, New ports hatches and cushions, Refrigeration 12 volt, Force 10 LPG stove and oven, New AC and DC panels, Autohelm autopilot, Furuno depth and speed, Mainsail, 125%, 100%, Stor
That engine is incredibly clean...
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That engine is incredibly clean...
Clean enough to eat off of... Panini anyone?
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If I were in the market for a sub 30K, boat I would be on my way to Long Island to look at the boat linked below. A S&S designed, Hinckley 38, being sold by the original owner, "new" engine (fine print says 10 hours since rebuild), new paint, good suit of sails, rod rigging, etc, Great designer & excellent builder. All at an asking price of $25K!. For disclosure sake, I have no interest or affiliation with the boat.
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Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20

Asking Price (Oct 2016) = $10K - $30K+

You can find several Flickas listed for sale. Here is a list (updated every few months) on the "Flicka site" where you can learn more about this boat.

The lowest priced one is just $10K.

Flickas For Sale

Draft = 3' 3"

The Flicka is one of my favorite boats to see. It is "cute" and loved by their owners. Some have sailed across oceans. They can be trailered. They are known as surprisingly roomy for a 20 foot boat. They are considered a "blue water" boat and only 20 feet long. Full keel. Some have inboard Diesel engines, some have outboard motors. Some have porta-potty portable heads, some have a marine toilet. Some are "kit" or owner finished interiors, and some were factory finished. The photos below are from a mix of boats. Look to the page link above to see specific boats for sale.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Dimensions
LOA: 24 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 0 in
LWL: 18 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 3 in
Displacement: 6000 lbs
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Allied Seawind 32 1979

Asking Price $7,500
Location ANNAPOLIS
Oct 23, 2016
http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5831135969.html


NOTE! This particular boat has newer Yanmar engine (2010), newer sails, etc.

See review at http://bluewaterboats.org/allied-seawind-ii-32/

Specs from Sailboatdata.com. (Not the Sale listing)
Specifications
LOA: 31′ 7″
LWL: 25′ 6″
Beam: 10′ 5″
Draft: 4′ 6″
Displacement: 14,900 lbs.
Ballast: 5,800 lbs.
Sail Area, Cutter Rig: 513 sq.ft.
Sail Area, Ketch Rig: 555 sq.ft.
Bridge Clearance, Ketch Rig: 43′ 0″

Headroom: 6′ 2″
Fuel: 40 US Gal.
Water: 60 US Gal.

Engine: See sale listing. 2010 Yanmar

Year Introduced: 1975
Year Ended: 1982
Total Built: 129
Designer: Tom Gillmer
Builder: Allied Yachts
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Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20

Asking Price (Oct 2016) = $10K - $30K+

You can find several Flickas listed for sale. Here is a list (updated every few months) on the "Flicka site" where you can learn more about this boat.

The lowest priced one is just $10K.

Flickas For Sale

Draft = 3' 3"

The Flicka is one of my favorite boats to see. It is "cute" and loved by their owners. Some have sailed across oceans. They can be trailered. They are known as surprisingly roomy for a 20 foot boat. They are considered a "blue water" boat and only 20 feet long. Full keel. Some have inboard Diesel engines, some have outboard motors. Some have porta-potty portable heads, some have a marine toilet. Some are "kit" or owner finished interiors, and some were factory finished. The photos below are from a mix of boats. Look to the page link above to see specific boats for sale.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Dimensions
LOA: 24 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 0 in
LWL: 18 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 3 in
Displacement: 6000 lbs
If only Flicas were a bit more like the Tardis when it comes to interior room. As when it comes to ease of handling, boats of her size rock.
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Allied Seawind 32 1977
1977 Allied Seawind II Ketch Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Asking Price $29,900
Location GROTON CT
Oct 23, 2016

Photos in listing show a well kept boat with nice interior and exterior.

NOTE! This particular boat has newer Westerbeake 40hp engine (2014) with few hours! newer sails, and much more newer equipment,etc.

See review at The Allied Seawind II 32 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org

Specs from Sailboatdata.com. (Not the Sale listing)
Specifications
LOA: 31′ 7″
LWL: 25′ 6″
Beam: 10′ 5″
Draft: 4′ 6″
Displacement: 14,900 lbs.
Ballast: 5,800 lbs.
Sail Area, Cutter Rig: 513 sq.ft.
Sail Area, Ketch Rig: 555 sq.ft.
Bridge Clearance, Ketch Rig: 43′ 0″

Headroom: 6′ 2″
Fuel: 40 US Gal.
Water: 60 US Gal.

Year Introduced: 1975
Year Ended: 1982
Total Built: 129
Designer: Tom Gillmer
Builder: Allied Yachts



Check out the equipment listing for new and recent updated equipment!

Westerbeake 40hp fresh water cooled engine NEW in 2014!
New sails! New oven, Etc.

Engine / Mechanical
New in 2014 Westerbeke 40 hp. fresh water cooled diesel with 80 original hours.
Max Prop
50 amp high output alternator
New shaft with flex coupling 2014
New dripless shaft seal 2014
New cutlass bearing 2014
New raw water system 2014


Sails/Canvas/Rigging
New Schaeffer Roller Furling system
New number #1 Genoa
Main and Mizzen sails in good condition
Storm or inner stay sail like New
Sail cover
Dodger
Awning
Spinnaker pole
Boom vang
Whisker pole
Barrient self-tailing winches


Additional Equipment
All berths have been replaced
New electric head
3 anchors with 15' chain and 200' rode
Windlass
Bilge pump
3 fenders
Fender boards
Docklines
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