Originally Posted by MARKESS
I am also thinking about buying a tanzer 25 ft 1978 model. I have never owned a boat but took lessons. Is this a safe bet for two women to buy and sail on a llong lake in Canada? Is it stable and roomy enough to sleep on? What size motor do you need? Do you need to have mechanical skills or carpentry skills to own a boat this old? any advice is appreciated.
Is $14K a good price without a trailor?
14 k is high for that year of Tanzer. Two have sold at our yacht club both were asking 10k and sold for 8k. Both had road worthy trailers and were in better than average shape. As for a motor at that price it should have one. 9.9hp seems to be the norm for an outboard. There were a few with inboard motors. Tanzers are great boats. They sail well have good space for there size. They are a very well respected boat in Canada and the price can be higher because of that. I have sailed on many Tanzers and love them even considering it is not the boat i have. but i just cant see 14k as being a good price for the older models.