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This is my first post and hoping to get some advice. I am looking for a used boat under 20,000 USD that I would moor off of Sag Harbor and do some day sailing excursions on. Sleep on every once in a while, but no passages.

I am looking for something with a the look of the Scandinavia 40 or the Hinkley DS 42... but don't need the bells and whistles of electronic control and carbon fiber. Have seem some older wooden sloops, but might be getting in over my head.

Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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A 40ft. boat for $20k? Anything you find will likely require a lot more money to make it safe and/or comfortable. If you are not the DIY type, then you will have some rather large yard bills.

You would be much better off finding the best 30 footer you can with that $20k. 99% of the boats you find will still require additional costs. 100% will require maintenance and dockage. The bigger the boat, the more it costs to own.
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Thanks for your reply. I should have been clearer. Size doesn't matter to me and I'm actually looking for something smaller. Just mentioned those boats because I look the "look" or them and the ease of use. What I am wondering is are there similar boats - old design, new build - out there that are smaller offer a similar experience?
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