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08-20-2015 04:34 PM
Re: Is there a boat that....

We JUST purchased a J37c a couple of weeks ago, so I'm just reading as much about the boat as I can possibly find. Sailnet seems to have a lot of activity and involvement.
Access from a dinghy and a swim platform were definitely items on our wish list, but when this J37 came available we didn't linger long enough to even check for either of those features. We currently had been boarding the boat we've been using (Ranger 28) that belongs to a close friend) from a mooring buoy off our dock, which was accessible via dinghy. NOT an easy task! NOT at all! But the swim ladder off the stern of the J37 should work fine. No swim platform, but we should be able to get along without it.
The boat is so spacious, has so many other fabulous feature and is in such immaculate condition that those two features didn't really matter.
05-27-2013 09:01 PM
Re: Is there a boat that....

Just took possession of a 1999 Beneteau 352 and it was considerably less than your limit. Sails well and has a walk through transom and swim platform.
05-25-2013 10:39 PM
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1989 C&C 37+ Sail Boat For Sale -

1989 C&C 37 Center-line Aft Berth Sail Boat For Sale -
05-25-2013 03:11 PM
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How does the bene 400 sail. I see a number with standard main instead of furling, so that's good. How well does the boat point? What is your motoring speed when there is little wind?

05-25-2013 01:48 PM
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Boats with swim platforms are less likely to meet your PHRF criteria. Are you actually planning to swim from it, or just use it to board the dinghy? The former activity could be dangerous if there are any waves - even just a passing wake- while swimmers are anywhere near the platform. Getting in or out of tenders doesn't require a platform; a fixed or folding ladder will work well for that, providing lots of handholds.
05-25-2013 09:02 AM
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1994 Beneteau Oceanis 400 Sail Boat For Sale -

Right in your price range. Probably get this for $85k
05-25-2013 08:54 AM
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mine, Oceanis 400. Look around and you can find a bargain
05-25-2013 08:50 AM
Sea Dawg
Re: Is there a boat that....

Hunter 380 in Deltaville perhaps.
05-25-2013 08:07 AM
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There seems to be alot of boats that fit your needs let me know if you want me to look at here in Annapolis.
05-25-2013 12:59 AM
Re: J37, j109, j40

Originally Posted by BarryL View Post
I love the J boat marketing and I would probably love the boat too. I haven't seen any with swim platforms that are doe. The J35C type boats are rare and don't have swim platforms. The J105 could t handle 4 adults for a week. The newer J109 is WAY out of my price range.

Or am I missing something?

J105 isn't what you want. It's a one design sport boat. They're basically daysailers, not cruisers. The J109 is a cruising version of the J105. Just as quick, but more comfort below. Yes, they don't have swim platforms, but you could probably install a temp one.
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