I sold my Columbia 43 on Saturday - easiest sale of anything I ever experienced. I got a call from a guy asking if he could meet me at the boat last Saturday. When he showed up, he introduced himself and handed me a cashiers cheque for the full asking price.
Apparently the 43 has been his dream boat since they were new and he had been watching the ad since I posted it, hoping it wouldn't sell before he got the money together. He once worked for Whitby Boat Works and his job was rolling on gelcoat non-skid - exactly what my boat needs after the deck core repairs - good Karma or what?
Anyhoo, that is by way of lead in to the fact that I am currently boatless
with a pocketful of cash and looking seriously for my next boat.
I'll be checking out a Jeanneau Attalia at Sewells tonight - it's a bit on the small side but it's just around the corner from my home.
So - anybody on SN in the Vancouver area with a boat in the vicinity of 32' - 10K Lbs WITH MOORAGE that is interested in selling?
Other than that basic size vicinity, I have no idea what I want - I like most of them out there so it will simply be a case of falling in love. The only non-negotiables are; glass or composite, an inboard, shaft drive and stand up headroom in the head (I'm over 6'). Scruffy is O/K, even desirable if it's priced accordingly but no project boats - I'm too old to do any more bulkhead replacements, re-core jobs, engine swaps, keel mountings and so forth. From now on maintenance and customizing a sound boat will satisfy my creative urges.
If anybody local thinks they have something that might fit, please P.M. me.