I think perhaps the price
is high but impossible to tell without going to look at the actual condition.
Outboard/s for a large tri is not necessarily a bad setup, of course most would prefer single diesel
which would probably end up lighter weight... The advantage of outboards is relatively cheaper/easier repairs
, & replacement cost. dual outboards could pivot a large tri into tight spaces, like having bow thrusters. and with 2, nice to have a backup...
as mentioned 50ft of tri is a LOT of boat
surface to paint
, etc. the cost goes up exponentially. I wouldn't consider any similar boat
a realistic "1 man" project
except for the rare truly dedicated boatbuilder
w/ the right experience, TIME, and money
.. I think you realistically need a full "team" to be successful with a large project multihull
the big thing to keep in mind with a boat like this (50ft tri) is the "unknown" design = hard sell. prepare for a possible long time on the market when you want to unload it. Cat's are a little more in demand/pricey in the large sizes but still a significant price
cut for an "unknown" design.
It's a short-sighted move by the original builder
to be sure. There are (and were even in the 70's & 80's) so many proven designs of all sizes.
Of course it could be that after a survey/etc the seller might listen to offers of half the 60k. A couple big project tri's I've seen over the last few years, (asking price) 52ft tri tampa/cuba 30k, there are photos and prbably meention of it in this thread etc, had red & white striped undersized mast
(a lot rougher shape and also needed rig), 60ft piver
(loaded down with big deckhouse and a lot of gear
etc but needed refit) 55ft cross very rough shape 45k(?). recent ugly duckling 52ft tri schooner on ebay (looked like monohull
wheels) 8-9k. On the other end of the spectrum Virgin Fire (gold coast 56ft, also outboard
for only about 85k(?) not too long ago in fairly good shape (not a project). Many more options if you go down to 45ft.. There just aren't enough comparable boats out there in the size range.
Why this boat is still for sale
I have no idea