Yea, I went over to Houston and bought one in 1992....
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I've still got it, and I am keeping it.
Its classy lines now grace the peaty waters of Loch Ness.
It was the best money I ever spent..... very, very good value for money..... good electrics, alternator, rig, sails. The 110 volt ac was not a disadvantage... I never use it.
Be careful of buying a newer ship though. Those Europeans that gave you the euro are likely to obstruct you with red tape. They will want 20% of what it's worth when you arrive.