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Gib Sea 43 2001

I am interested buying in a Dufour Gib Sea 43 2001 5'6" draft. Any owners that could give me a feed back on the boat.
A quick search on Yacht World shows not one Dufour for sale in the USA which seems very bad for a resale value, one of my concerns as I would only keep it 2/3 years.
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Search in the Caribbean, they are all over the charter fleets.
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Get the 2 cabin if possible. We got our ASA 101, 103, & 104 on a 3 cabin version and I can attest to the tiny sweat box me and my wife called home for a week.

The boat generally sailed well. We hit 9 kts in around 18 kts of wind just outside of Peter Island in the BVI.

I don't like the galley layout as you have to squeeze by the cook if you're going either direction.
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Get the 2 cabin if possible. We got our ASA 101, 103, & 104 on a 3 cabin version and I can attest to the tiny sweat box me and my wife called home for a week.

The boat generally sailed well. We hit 9 kts in around 18 kts of wind just outside of Peter Island in the BVI.

I don't like the galley layout as you have to squeeze by the cook if you're going either direction.
I found a way around the 'Sweat Box', I was the only person on the boat other than the captain when I got my ASA 101, 103, & 104. What was the name of the boat you were on in the Virgin Islands?
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Hmmm... We went with Fairwind Sailing School out of Red Hook. The boats name was Lucy II. Real gem...

Perfect for us beginners.
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Hmmm... We went with Fairwind Sailing School out of Red Hook. The boats name was Lucy II. Real gem...

Perfect for us beginners.
I went with the same school, on the same boat. Boat was definitely a blast! I can see why the OP wants one.
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I too am scheduled for a course at the same school on the same boat--any suggestions/recommendations of what to bring along (or tips from your course)?
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