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Old 15-06-2019, 23:57   #16
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Re: Best 34-38 ft yacht for Pacific cruising

Pacific Seacraft 34......will do the trick and you might find one in your budget.....
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Old 16-06-2019, 03:42   #17
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Great idea, I'll try that. And yes, I do get a bit overwhelmed with the myriad of different boats available. I feel that as a live aboard the headroom is most important in the main saloon, nav station and the galley. I expect that only the 50+ ft boats will have that much head room anywhere else - but I will find out. Thanks heaps.
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Old 16-06-2019, 04:05   #18
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Hi Mike, Thanks, I'll have a look out for Tayana 37's
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Hi SV Sailfish,

Thanks for the ideas. I'll check out those locations first on the internet and then might come back to you for some specific info based on what I find, if that is ok with you.
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Hi Ramona and Don CL, That is exactly what I had in mind. What are the major locations the boats will be stranded?
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Old 16-06-2019, 04:51   #21
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Hi DonL,

Thanks, that will be great. I'll take the other advice above on board and make a short list of boats I am interested in and come back to the forum to ask owners what they think of them and what to look out for when purchasing one. At this time I have looked at a Roberts 36 and a Duncanson 37. I had fancied the American Island Packets and the English Rustler 37, but I have no experience with them. And anyway, they seem to be far out of my reach.
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Since you appear to currently be in Austraiia, I am puzzled why you want to look at boats in the US, Europe, etc. Poor local selection of what your are looking for or just looking for a bargain? With your budget you are almost certainly looking at a boat that needs work, doing that thousands of miles from home doesn't make much sense to me.
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Re: Best 34-38 ft yacht for Pacific cruising

I agree with Sailfish,start on the east side of the pacific ,always plenty of boats for sale in Mexico.

The downside is the aud is weak currently and will most likely get weaker.

Im not sure if you realise that you dont have to pay any taxes or duty until you bring the boat back to australia. Registering it in Australia is cheap,if you dont bring it back you dont pay anything. Also if you buy a US made boat theres no import duty when/if you bring it back due to free trade agreement.
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Hi JimsCAL,

I agree, buying a boat in AUS certainly would be easiest. I just wanted to put out the question to the forum because I am unfamiliar with other potential buying locations, i.e. the 'end of a dream' graveyard locations mentioned above. I have worked on boats in Germany, Croatia, Spain and Australia, and Sydney is certainly not the cheapest place to fit out or repair a boat. Also, a lot of the nice places are 'uphill' from Sydney, so having a bit of a cruise in the Caribbean or taking part in the coconut milk run down from Panama does appeal to me, although I do want to go to more remote locations later. Hope this makes sense. Thanks for you comment!
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Hi daletournier,

Thanks for your comments re costs. I have not researched the costs of changing a yacht's registration to Australia and your comments are a great starting point. Where is a good source of information on procedures and costs for yacht transfers to AUS? I have once imported a yacht built in Cape Town into Germany for a friend of mine and had to pay 19% of the yacht's value in Mehrwertsteuer (German VAT). And yes, that was only upon physically importing the yacht.
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Hi daletournier,

Thanks for your comments re costs. I have not researched the costs of changing a yacht's registration to Australia and your comments are a great starting point. Where is a good source of information on procedures and costs for yacht transfers to AUS? I have once imported a yacht built in Cape Town into Germany for a friend of mine and had to pay 19% of the yacht's value in Mehrwertsteuer (German VAT). And yes, that was only upon physically importing the yacht.
Hi, google AMSA, ive always found them to be very helpful.
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Re: Best 34-38 ft yacht for Pacific cruising

Yeah I first thought of the Rustler 36, but perhaps not within your budget yet.

I can't recall, but a good boat at a good price came up a while back and it was moored in Tahiti or Fiji, can't recall, but I thought that option sounded interesting, though it's a little hard to check it out before you buy
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Its buyer’s market in New Zealand as well. At the end of the season there is usually a variety of well set up cruising boats for sale by owners who don’t want to continue their circumnavigation or have done the cruising to the islands thing and are ready to move on. If you are not in a hurry it’s worth a thought.
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Re: Best 34-38 ft yacht for Pacific cruising

I agree with SV Sailfish: La Paz, San Carlos and Mazatlan all offer a lot of boats for sail because of the reasons stated. And all those yacht brokerages are owned by the same ol' bastard. Don't let him set the price.
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Re: Best 34-38 ft yacht for Pacific cruising

So just as an FYI the boat I was thinking of was an Allied 39 in Tahiti:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...47098-111.html

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I doubt it's still available, but just an example.
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