Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired
I would suggest that you can BUY a boat for $30k and finish refitting for $20k more, so you can get your boat for your price of $50k. But you are unlikely to find a boat that you can simply BUY for $50k because all boats have a ToDo list and the older they get, the more needs to be done. Unless someone has just done a refit and walked away (as rarely but sometimes happens) you won't find a boat with all the projects cuaghtup and done.
If you want to buy a boat that needs no work and just take off, I'd suspect you will be looking at a 3-5 year old boat and tripling your budget, and even then those magical words "blue water" mean you'll have to buy and add thing$.