I sailed an Endeavor 32 for a week-long charter
2 years ago on the Neuse River, out of Oriental North Carolina
. It was a nice boat, and sailed well.
I don't know the Morgan 33, other than what I have read in reviews
and from the stats in sailboat data dot com. People who have them seem to like them.
Finding a boat pleasing to your eye, counts for a lot, I believe, if you're going to own it.
I prefer a boat with no electronics, or outdated electronics. That was the case on my Bristol 35.5 I just bought. I used that fact as a point to negotiate a lower purchase price
, and now I can equip the boat with new state-of-the-art electronics that suit my needs.
New sails, brand new engine, snd new standing rigging are very valuable items, and should add to the value of the boat, and the sales price
The lack of navigation equipment, the need for new upholstery, and lack of auto pilot are issues that can be used to negotiate a lower price. My surveyor
listed a number of deficits on my boat, in the survey
recommending they be upgraded. I sent that list to the broker
and owner, and offered a lower price, which they accepted.
One thing about buying
a used boat
, is that it is rare to find one that will have exactly all of the equipment that you prefer. You accept the trade-offs, and then you have time to save money
and upgrade the boat the way that suits you. My Bristol is adequately equipped for me to enjoy sailing her for the next couple of years, as I make upgrades before I set out for wherever I choose to go later.