Originally Posted by heritage58
We always wanted a water
view. At my age (69), this may be the time. I notice a severe drop in prices in all assets, boats and houses and equities alike. I'm sure this topic has been written about but I'm new. Regards.
So you've seen all the usual responses to this often asked questions. Most are right. But I have another consideration, beyond "depreciating asset" and "it's a race
horse" and all that.
A Swan is a lovely boat, and a fast boat, and a seaworthy
boat. But it's a really lousy "anchor and look at the world" boat. It has small windows, a deep dark cabin
, and an uncomfortable cockpit
. Yes, it is large, a plus. And yes, it has exceptional craftsmanship, another plus. But there are far better boats for "water view." Catamarans and various power boats for starters. In monohulls, consider deck saloon
boats. And consider as shoal a draft
as you can work
into the compromises.