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Finding a boat

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I'm looking to buy a boat for under $15,000. 25-32 ft for sailing in Manhattan area. What are the best websites for finding a boat other than Yachtworld, Sailboatlistings, Craigslist, GoodOldboat?
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I would say you have hit them, there is also a boat.com or some such thing. Check local papers websites with online classifieds.

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Pick up a free copy of Windcheck magazine at a marina or marine supply store and peruse the boats for sale.
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eBay and walking the docks/yards are also good ways to go.
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There is also sailingtexas.com.
When using craigslist I advise you to search multiple locations. If you are near Manhattan, NY and not the one in Kansas I would search the CT shore all the way to RI, all of LI, northern NJ etc.
I know of an Ericson 30' (mid 80's) that is now in the water up at Nyack, NY that would be within your budget.
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eBay and walking the docks/yards are also good ways to go.
I second this! I was hung up on craigslist for a while. When I started checking ebay, there were several great deals. There is a seller, boatangelministries which I have found had some really good deals. As far as walking the marinas, that was something I wish I would have done even before buying my first boat off craigslist. The one I bought a few weeks ago was from marina walking but I had several I was watching on ebay.
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Check out the 1986 Hunter 285 in Brooklyn on Craigslist. Not a bad deal at $19,000 and within your budget once you negotiate them down....

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Soundingsonline also has boats listed.
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