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I really want space up to 50' but have been told I may be "safer" not going over 45

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Obviously you have been speaking to idiots. A 50 footer will always be safer than a 45 unless you too are off the trolly

With that money you will be able to buy a new shiny Beneteau 50 with all the new options that will give you a decade of extreemly low maintenance.

Beneteau 50 aprox USD$300,000
Options/Electronics USD$100,000
cruising Extras $50,000

http://www.beneteau.com/UserFile/Fil..._Voile_ANG.pdf
To convert put into Google a string like convert 209000 eur to usd - Google Search
Or get the US prices at yar Bene website.

You have the money to buy the best, so why buy an old shitlocker?


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This boat looks like a good buy. You need $100,000 in reserve and about $50,000 a year to cruise and maintain a boat like this.

For Sale: Amel Super Maramu 53' Yacht - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

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Thanks Everyone! and more...

Great Input. This has been the key question for me, whether to spend a hard 200k on the tried and true and save the rest for parts or whether going for something like the new beneteau is truly the better route. There is a guy selling something called a "wellington" 44' one owner like thirty years, called the bird of paradise, and he swears he prefers his to his friend's beneteau.

This is a real inquiry, to find out about me and my family background etc, go to strategicnews.com

and no, the end of the world has nothing to do with all that other nonsense, by the way, but we have nevertheless arrived. Also, I noticed talk of spare parts...VERY tricky I imagine depending....

So any other input is MUCH appreciated, as I hope to be on the water by May notwithstanding that DATE has NOTHING to do with my plans!

ANy other suggestions, boats, needs etc WELCOME, and I will let you know what is up for those who care to follow in a few months on strategicnews.com

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DELAN - SCURVY DOG - GREAT REPLY!!!! I am looking at two of those right now. THANK YOU!!! that is the kind of response I needed.
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Here's another.. we were on this boat in Seattle last month, she looks nearly ready to go again. Recognized designer/builder.

1995 Able Apogee Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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If you're in a big hurry, perhaps the cruising life is not for you. Resolving the question by throwing money at it may not be the answer either. Buying a new Hylas 47 or similar could fit your bill and quickly deplete your budget, but what do you really want? Where are you planning to go? Why? On our last cruise we met a couple who were barely able to handle their "larger and safer" boat. They'd have had big problems if we (or someone else) hadn't been there to catch their lines. What are your capabilities, beyond the checkbook?
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The 9'9" draft of the Apogee might keep it out of a few nice places.

I think an Apogee is a good choice but I would prefer one of these:
1995 TPI Composites Sundeer Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

This Sundeer knows the way around.

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Part of the answer depends on whether you like working on boats. A newer boat will has less maintenance / things breaking where an older boat will require a lot more hands on work.

With my current boat I could of easily afforded a newer yacht, however I enjoy working on boats. Plus when you are in the middle of nowhere and things start to break the knowledge / experience you gained working on your own boat comes in very handy.

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Im surprised nobody has suggested a Hinckley? I am know very little about this price range - a Nauticat or (preferably) Cabo Rico would suit me fine; but the few Hinckleys I have been on made me ache with desire....
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