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First boat... a "first" 41s5? Any advice appreciated!
I'm a former land rat who has taken a dear liking to the seas. I've rented a fractional Oceanis 40 for a year, did a few longer range regattas lately (including the Transpacific this year) and am ready to take the plunge and buy my first own yacht.
I've determined my needs are primarily for a coastal cruiser for day fun in Sydney Harbour (where I have the privilege of living), and also to serve for long weekends, with the occasional offshore passage to be made. My wife and I enjoy a good glass of wine, and are "design aware", so having the Philippe Starck designed interior is soothing to me, I do not enjoy the "caravan on water" aspects of every other yacht I have come across (bar those out of my financial reach).
I found a 41s5 for sale in Australia recently and I intend to have proper inspection done of course before committing to a purchase, however, what is the common thought about glass hulls that age, and the 41s5 in particular? This particular ad seems to be for a yacht that's well equipped and maintained, and comes with a decent set of sails (I can't post a link as I'm new here, try vicsail dot com listing ID 1306, Sea Hawk is the name of the yacht).
Any thoughts greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Balt; 10-13-2013 at 04:36 AM.