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I love my Beneteau 373.
I picnic anywhere.....especially dockside.
I don't have to suffer to enjoy sailing.....
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I think Benehuntalinas are fine, if you are blind and like sailing in boats that look like clorox bottles
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[QUOTE=serenity4u2;369710]Originally Posted by SHIMSHON
2500 shares of Bank of New York!! Then with the profits buy my boat for $195,000.

Ignore that advice... Just look at merl Lynch and worst lehman...lol.../QUOTE]


Note that the "buy Bank of New York shares" advice was given in 2001, long before the sub-prime fiasco and recent bank failures.
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I saw a nice Catalina 36 on Yachtworld the other day for something like 95000, I'd recommend a Catalina, they are great cruising boats. I've got a 1988 Catalina 30 tall rig that I cruise around the great lakes, Georgian bay area.
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Read a lot of books by the folks that have sailed around the world... Pardey's, Hiscocks, etc. If you are doing the ICW, you need a boat with a mast less than 50 feet, a draft of less than 5 feet and a beam of less than 10 feet. You will also need to consider the maintinence, docking, repair and upkeep costs. So buy a boat around $30-40 K that is in great shape, has new sails and new motor, lots of new electronics and put the rest of the money in a market fund to fund your cruising life style. (Bigger is NOT better, more expensive is NOT better, shinney and lots of 'comfort' is NOT a better boat).
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As this is a 10 year old thread the OP should have bought something a few years ago!
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Re: What would you buy for $100,000?

For those that are worried about resale value, boats are not a financial investment, but more of a spiritual investment. I would not buy a new boat.
For modern design I would choose a Scanmar 40, I wonderful boat built by a Swedish company around 1990, fast roomy, comfortable and easy to sail, safe and great "sea boats". Their original sale price was $130,000 more than 20 years later they go for about $100,000 (so much for production boats not holding their value)
For a traditional design of about the same size, age and price, I would get a Han Christian 38 (this is the average price through a broker without looking around or finding a good deal). A Hans Christian 34 goes for waaay less than a 38 in the same condition, but I am comparing same size boats.
There were only 20 Scanmar 40s built and they are tough to find.

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Re: What would you buy for $100,000?

All this noise about the "Benehuntalinas". Such snobbery. It gives sailors a bad name. Sailing a boat one enjoys in safety and comfort is the point. Look at the websites for some of those yachts mentioned earlier and you who'll see. Some of the same creature comforts. Gosh, some even have in mast furlers. That doesn't seem very sailor like does it?
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Re: What would you buy for $100,000?

This thread is over 12 years old, But today you get more boat for your buck.
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