I've been browsing this forum for a few months now (what a cracking place!), and thought I probably ought to say hi.
My wife and I live in Singapore
, and are saving up for a sailboat. Our plan is to pick one up in a couple of years time, live aboard it in Singapore
(and have local trips in the area) while working for a while longer, then use it to venture further afield once we have some spare money
stashed away. We enjoy travelling a lot, have lived in several different countries, and are getting fed up of having to get rid of everything or ship our stuff to the new countries we move to. This seemed like a good alternative!
Neither of us have sailed since we were kids
, and even then it was only in little Lasers, so we have booked ourselves on to some local sailing courses to brush up in the meantime.
We have been browsing all of the usual sales sites, and it looks like it would be feasible to pick up a non-basket case Bluewater
in the 40-50' range for our projected purchase budget
of circa usd$50k. We are gravitating towards 70's/80's, centre cockpit
, GRP, deep keel Bluewater
boats rather than newer production Beneteaus, Jeanneaus etc. We are both pretty handy and would be happy refitting/wiring/upholstering/plumbing/engine tinkering anything that needs work
. Does this budget
seem realistic to the learned squires here?
Will continue to read and learn from the wealth of information on this forum, and may ask some more technical questions closer to the time.
Thank you for the help so far!