Join Date: May 2011
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C&C Northern 24' or Bayliner Buccaneer 24'?
I was ideally looking for a 26' boat as I wanted something with a decent sized interior with a stove, and enclosed head (not enclosed together..haha). Enough interior space that I could comfortably go away for a weekend on and be comfortable. I have not yet found a 26' boat that is in the shape I am looking for for the price I am looking for ($5,000 to $8,000).
There was a 1979 26' Mirage I was looking at that was in fantastic shape inside and out with new sails for $7,900. I was going to buy that, but the motor didn't work, so I decided against it.
I have found a couple of 24' boats that are within my price range and in the condition I am comfortable with.
One is a 1980 24' Bayliner Buccaneer, $5,000: toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/boa/2353934402.html
The other is a 1987 C&C Northern 24'
//toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-boats-watercraft-sailboats-C-C-Northern-24-Sailboat-W0QQAdIdZ228857329]C&C Northern 24 Sailboat - Great Family Boat - Oakville / Halton Region Sailboats For Sale - Kijiji Oakville / Halton Region Canada.
I am going to look at the Bayliner tonight. It looks like it has a brand new interior according to the ad and seems to be quite roomy inside. Exactly what I was looking for.
The C&C is 7 years newer and in pretty good shape as well. Comes with an autopilot, which is cool, as well as a slip that is paid for (I already have a slip downtown Toronto paid for and this one is about a two hour sail away). Not bad having two slips I guess. The interior on the C&C was very small and cramped, but I may have to settle for it. I suppose I could live with it.
I would appreciate any feedback. From what I have read on this forum, the Bayliner is a pretty badly designed boat. The C&C on the other hand I have heard is a fantastic boat and highly respected. I am making my decision based on the interior. Speed is semi-important as well. Owner of the C&C tells me about 6.5 kts. I would guess the Bayliner is about a knott slower. Definitely a factor. If I am wrong, someone please correct.
Thanks for any feedback!
Last edited by Rockstar2011; 05-12-2011 at 05:10 PM.
Reason: (edit: it wouldn't let me post links as this is my first post, so I had to cut out the http at the beginning. Hpe that's ok