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capable world cruisers under $10k
I''ve bought a Tartan 30 for under $10k for the intent of long range cruising. Including several ocean passages. East Coast-Carib-South Pacific-Hawai''i-West Coast. The boat was strong, good hull and deck, and mast which like you is what I wanted. Most of the other ''stuff'' will be upgraded. Engine, Atomic 4 has been rebuilt, rigging will be replaced next year, electrical system has been updated. Bulkheads have been strenghthened. Basically, the boat will have been gone over thoughly by then. It''s a near perfect boat for us. There''s only two of us. In the end I expect to spend roughly $30k on the boat and supplies. This includes everything from the original survey, I had 3 done, to the purchase of the dingy and stereo speakers to pots and pans to rice. Well within my budget. If you look around though, there are some nice older boats for under the $10k price.