Originally Posted by funjohnson
While I'm not a fan of any of the boats you listed (except maybe the Alden) I just had quick look at what the Hunter is going for on Yachtworld...are you kidding me? $100,000 plus for that boat? I seriously thought they would be in the $50s range and that your suggestions were way off base. I'm now firmly with your idea to look elsewhere. $100,000 can buy you a lot of boat right now.
You guys crack me up. How is it that you believe a boat that sold
new for 200k should lose 75% of its value in 20 years if its maintained? What if the owner just replaced the rig added new sails
and a genset? Maybe a watermaker
for extended cruising
? This cost allot and retrofitting is expensive.
I maintain that a well cared for, well equiped boat is going to cost close to 6 figures unless she is ancient. Keep in mind those prices on yachtworld are asking prices and the real sale
ammount will most likely be somewhat lower. Now back to the boats mentioned above, they are nice well founded boats but they wont appeal to everyone. If you only sail and and never spend a considerable ammount of time living onboard and swimming diving
then the boats listed above are great. But for me there are several glaring issues that would make all of them a no go fo us.
1 athwartship berths. Im getting to old to crawl over my partner to use the head
in the middle of the night. She hates being woken up while I crawl over her so for her it is a deal breaker as well.
2 . With no easy water access, swiming diving
or just plain old getting back onboard if I fall over in the middle of the night is a problem. For me it seems like a no brainer, there is more safety
with a swim platform and steps. Being divers we enjoy being able to launch multiple folks at a time off our cat. The hunter passage has a wide back swim step so launching two at a time seems dooable on it as well.
. We like to get away from the beaten path and particularly in the keys and Bahamas
so 5 feet was the maximum draft
we would accept. The Passage barely meets this requirement.
4. Quarter berths cant stand em. Nuff said.