Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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I agree with Mitiempo about the boat ID. I doubt it is a 'Lloyd's' - I suspect that this refers to it being built to Lloyd's standards - which is a good thing - and is tied in some fashion to the famous marine insurance house in England.
I would not suggest that this is not a good deal, it may well be. Have you done lots of looking around? There are lots of decent available with prices starting at $0. If you have not checked yachtworld.com, have a look and search for boats from 20 to 25' and from $500 to $2000 and see what you like. I saw a Catalina 22 for $1000 and a C&C 24 for $2000. Note that Yachtworld is not the best place to look for real bargains since they are being sold through a broker. Keep looking at eBay and Craigslist and at bulletin boards at sailing clubs for the real deals.
Good luck with it.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.