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Re: West to East - Trans-Pacific to Japan
Thanks, was wondering about this idea of a Hawaii/Mexico purchase. So, will add SF to this.
Not sure exactly when Yamaha stopped exporting boats to NA. These days their lineup includes the Y33S, Y31 EX SH, Y-30S, and 26 EX SH.
Here are the Y33S specs, run through a Jp/En machine translator
I think the new boats are well built, as ever. Not sure though how they would compete, features for price, in a more open market.
I would think keeping an eye on Hawaii and Mexico would be a good start.. there's always a few cruisers that have second thoughts, divorces, unrealistic expectations that can lead to well equipped boats available for a decent deal, just do your due diligence when transacting in certain areas. Even San Fran might be a 'quitting spot' for some whose dreams didn't quite match reality. Gotta say I kind of like the look of that newer Yamaha 31C - looks like they are still producing pretty nice boats - maybe not a ocean crosser, but a nice looking performance cruiser.