Re: Sailboat ready to cruise?
I think the biggest thing is that what you consider cruise ready and what the PO considers cruise ready probably only have a couple things in commen.
that being said I have heard of ships that get back from an extended trip and the owners decide that its not for them any more. so it does happen but not often.
rule of thumb I was given as a rough estimate is figure your budget use 2/3's to buy the ship the other 1/3rd to get it ready for what you want.