Hi All !
of 8 and maybe growing !!! cruising aboard our Lagoon
450F these last 2 years now in need of a bigger cat but sticking to the $500k USD price
range. Currently in Grenada
hiding from hurricanes and insurance
Wants: older boat
, better sailing, more deck
space, no fly bridge, lower displacement
/ length ratio than our Lagoon
450 (~200 loaded).
We don’t stay in marinas
. I do instal / maintain my systems. We do want to passage
as a family
. We currently live off solar
with no diesel
genset and AGM’s so not power
hogs. We use 40 gallons of water
per day...go solar
I will deliver our L450F OV to Florida
to sell with our broker
. But would like to move onto a different boat
first in the Caribbean
but capable hands, the only help they need while docking
/ handling is for ‘helpful’ adults to stay out of their way...hehe, you know what I speak of.
Boats on our short list in order (we have been aboard all):
Fountain Pajot 60
Looking for something structurally sound but cosmetics don't matter. We want to make it a home, paint
walls, make bunk beds, go crazy.
Realistic monthly maintenance budget
: ~$1,500 USD (obviously doesn't include insurance taxes registration
dockage family needs, and I’ve had only 2 technicians aboard in 2 years) This aspect will be tough I know.
Resale not a big concern. We know older longer boats are hard to sell...