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The first boat we really liked

Oh, it's not under consideration as our live aboard cruiser but, I was very impressed with the overall construction and quality of this boat.

It was built in 1957 (one year before I was born) for a family who has retained sole possession for it's entire life. It's been meticulously maintained.

For your viewing pleasure...I present, the one of a kind Helene.

1957 Franck / Seaborn Raised Salon Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

At an asking price of 119K...someone will likely adopt it and keep it in good care.

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Beautiful!!!

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This boat looks exactly like it probably did when it was first launched....amazing that it looks so good after all of this time! I wouldn't want to take it offshore with those large picture windows!
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Wow, what a beaut.

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This boat looks exactly like it probably did when it was first launched....amazing that it looks so good after all of this time! I wouldn't want to take it offshore with those large picture windows!
We did discuss that. One could make lexan outer windows for it to alleviate that concern.

It really did impress me though, with how clean it was inside and out. Even the bilge was spotless.

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That is some mighty fine boat porn... Really nice, except for that four letter word.
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That is some mighty fine boat porn... Really nice, except for that four letter word.
Yeah, I was speaking about the Helene last night in general conversation with my wife and she stopped and said, "we aren't getting the Helen. You do know that."

I grinned and said, "Yes, I know that."

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Funny thing is, I have found from talking with the folks at Jeanneau at some of the boat shows over the years, that they will tell you the Raised Salon was their idea back around 2000 or so. LOL.
They will tell you that they were the first to think of it; that is was their original design.

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It's a beaut! What a luxurious liveaboard that would be. The high life...

Still it's too pretty to take offshore, and the wood in that hull is 50+ years old? I'm just trying to give you some sourgrapes to ease the pain of not getting it
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