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When and if I am able to upgrade to a 34-38ft boat, at that time I will sell mine then upgrade. Otherwise I am keeping it for at least 20 years before I think about replacing it.

EDIT: I forgot, it's a 2003 Hunter 260.

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I'm planning on keeping my sunstar for another 10 years. She's got plenty of room and sails great. Built very well too... If and when I grow out of this boat I'll most likely move to a tayana 37....
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Until I swallow the anchor.

She's still young at 34, in the right hands maybe a 100 years.


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I hope to up grade in the next five years. Longer and more comforts
As for how long my 1971 islander will last I do not know? I think with proper care it will go for ever.
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We've owned Mystry 1972 C&C Corvette for bout 20 years and will keep it for antother 20 until all the kids are gone then think about a liveaboard . This boat was built in the era where more glass the better very solid boat and well maintained it should last another 40++ years.
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Our boat is a good size for us (Catalina 25 w/408 hrs on diesel engine)). We will keep it until I am physically not able to care for it and sail it. The other reason to sell it is if the finical part of keeping it causes a problem. I suspect it will out last us given proper care. It is 23 years old now and in very good condition.
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Unless I hit the lottery or something I expected to have my current boat at 25 years. That will make the boat 35 and me 75.

I expect as long as I maintain the boat it never will be so old that refit is more than replacement.

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At this point, no plans to ever get rid of her.

As for how long she'll last, I have such a special attachment to her that I do not mind spending the money to upgrade her systems instead of putting that dough towards a newer model. I have not had to upgrade (involuntarily) any integral parts and she has very few small gelcoat blisters. Plus i'm happy to nearly always have a project.

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Our boat is fairly new, so we expect her to be all we need for many years to come. We are particularly happy when we walk the boat shows, poke around the Oysters, Hylas, Swans, etc and come home and really like our boat better. We bought her because she was the perfect balance of sailing ability and accommodations for what we do 90% of the time. She was built as the flagship of the Jeanneau fleet at the time and is notably higher quality than the later vintage. In fact, most are very surprised to learn she is a Jeanneau when I'm asked.

I would like to think that she would do for the remainder of our days, but we truly hope (lord willing) to be on the water for another 20 to 30 years. Thats a long time. Realistically, a time will come (many many years down the road) where systems failures become a real hassle and one is faced with a serious retrofit or moving on. For the moment, that is so far over the horizon that I look forward to the journey and do not fear arriving at all.


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1. I'm figuring on ten - fifteen years. She is likely to be my last big sail boat though if I am still up to it I'll likely go for a stinker for my dotage.

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Shame on you

You never heard about those sailboats that sail alone and you just have to push some buttons? Some are a lot cheaper than your boat

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