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Can anyone direct me as to details and history of Maruader yachts here in Australia... just trying to work out suitability for offshore cruising... although at 24 feet I reckon they are too big for circumnavigation work - just kidding... any information greatly appreciated.

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I think they're out of your price range... seeing as the two listed here are in the 40K range.
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You can get an early Marauder 27 for @$25k, most were raced, I woldnt call them blue water.
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Gday mate.

You might get a beat up compass 28 for your money but it will take a few bucks to get it to "bluewater" standard. The marauder is only a little above a trailer sailer. One at McKay Marine - new and used boats for sale, boat loans, boating insurance, yacht rigging, boating maps and finance for $11,500. Not strong enough in bulkhead for starters. Rigging too small. Almost zero freeboard.

Go for a folk boat, top hat or the old compass if you can get one in your budget.
The tophat has done a few offshore trips and is big enough for a single hander.

Time for you to go into "research mode" ol' son.

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Thanks All - greatly appreciated... looks like I have a shortlist of the following... and more to come and most likely go...

H28
Compass / Duncanson
TopHat _ coming out on top so far excuse the pun
Contessa - I have actually seen a couple of these on boatpoint / yachthub
Folkboat - only if I could get something in glass not much around this part of the woods.

I have excluded the Van der stats for no real reason - the ones I have seen to date have not excited me.

Maruader is now off the list.

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G'day again mate.

I have no idea where you live but if you live near the coast, get a copy of TRADEABOAT and phone a broker near you.
Be honest and tell him you know nothing, what you are doing and plan to do and ask if you can come in when he is not busy(probably most of the time) and tell him what you want to do and your budget.
Most are sailors or experienced boaters to start with and if he is sensible, he will want to get you on the right track. We all started out the same as you.
(And we still do not know it all.....YET).

A coastal boat is different to one that will take you 200 miles offshore.
One is for a day or two and is light built, the other is for a couple of weeks or so and is a heavier displacement. It will carry more water, food, fuel etc.
He should explain that to you and before you know it, you will know of the few boats that will suit you.

What you want and need might be beyond you right now but don't let it stop you.
It is only money and time. Both are there if you want them.

Good luck and remember, fortune favors the brave.

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