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What Would You Buy For 70 Grand
1) Not every boat has an engine hour meter. Besides, hours on a diesel is not the best way to judge the life left in the engine. But that''s a whole nother string I won''t get into. Just remember, Dave, that diesels like to be run. I''d be more concerned about frequency of oil changes, no excessive time idling, etc. rather than engine hours only.
2) If you haven''t done so already, go to Yachtworld and do a search using whatever criteria you''re happy with........1995 or newer, 28-30 feet, whatever. You''ll find that if you stick to your original recipe of about 30 feet, no older than 1995, and $70K or under, that you''ll see a whole bunch of Hunters, Catalinas, and Beneteaus.
Expand the criteria to something like 1990 or newer, 28-34 feet in your price range, and you''ll start to see some Pearsons, Tartans, Dehlers, C&Cs and a few others popping up on the list. For $70K you can buy a nice boat. It''s your money of course, so make yourself happy.
One question I have.........do you really want 6 people spending the weekend on a 30 footer?????????