Hey confused noise!
So I did end up going to look at Alchemy, and talked to the boats broker. Found out a lot of good information, for the most part the boat looks very sound there some stuff that you would expect to from an older boat in that price
range. But in my opinion; as a novice
never owned my own boat but done a lot of reading and lived on a wooden power boat
for a while (lol) It's def worth at a look especially if you are looking for this type of sailboat. The owner & broker seem very forthright about everything that the boat has to offer and if you get serious about actually wanting to buy her they have people on site that can actually knock off some of the stuff that's on the to-do list. The man who owned the boat previously was a "boat mechanic" (not sure exactly) and he did most of the installs/upgrades/modifications. For someone who intends to buy her, the broker I think would be willing to put the new owner in touch with him in order to ask any questions about systems etc. Over all great boat, engine had a lot of hours, (to be expected) but for the most part the through holes all looked good some minor cosmetic stuff but most of the things that I caught were due to the fact that it's been sitting a while. I was devastated that my dreams need more planning as the dog/child/location ended up being too much to logically move ahead right now but I would love for Alchemy to go to a loving sailor. Please let me know if you or anyone buys her so I can imagine long transatlantic voyages for her!
Originally Posted by confusednoise
Hi BThompson - just curious what you ended up finding out about Alchemy. Iíve had my eye out for a Praetorian and ran across that same yacht world ad. That boat looks like itís a pretty good deal. Did you ever end up checking it out?
Thanks! (long time lurker, first time poster)