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Search: Posts Made By: Bluesmoods
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,869
Posted By Bluesmoods
Re: Dehler 44, Comet 45, X-43 or Grand Soleil 45?

Hey.. Just checking in. It has been years. I wonder what boat he finally bought?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,621
Posted By Bluesmoods
I put some boats in the Sailing portion of the...

I put some boats in the Sailing portion of the Miami show for a few years and as I recall all told, I may have sold 5 boats.

The Sailing section (used to be strictly Sail), of the Miami show is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,626
Posted By Bluesmoods
I missed it. It has been several years since I...

I missed it. It has been several years since I have been to the Newport Show. I used to own a Dealership there.

As a Dealer, even when times were better, the show produced a lot of "maybe"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By Bluesmoods
Looking for boat to stay on in Newport September 23-26 2011.

I am an experienced Sailing Yacht owner as well as a Yacht Broker/Dealer.

I am working at the Newport Arts Festival (http://www.newportartsfestival.com)benefiting the non- profit group Looking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-22-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By Bluesmoods
C- 30, c&c-30

Here is the deal.

Having not only owned boats by both manufacturers but also owning a Dealership and selling/maintaining both brands, I would highly recommend the C&C. Catalina is a very good all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5,937
Posted By Bluesmoods
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Bluesmoods
A very well designed and well built boat even to...

A very well designed and well built boat even to this day.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bluesmoods
From an ROI stand point: In 5 years, the...

From an ROI stand point:

In 5 years, the 2006 vessel will be 9 years old? In 5 years, the 1998 vessel will be 17 years old. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 21,290
Posted By Bluesmoods
The C&C 110: fast, very well engineered, well...

The C&C 110: fast, very well engineered, well built, will create a fun safe sailing experience and a comfortable life on board. More expensive than the other vessels you had mentioned, other than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By Bluesmoods
Most Factory to Dealer margins are in most...

Most Factory to Dealer margins are in most instances 20% with Hunter being a little more.

The yacht sales business is a VERY expensive and somewhat risky business to be in. After it is all said...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By Bluesmoods
Coronado 41

I stayed on a C-41 and sailed the BVI fir three weeks when the boat was new.

It is a nice boat but somewhat of a tub in sailing performance. It depends on what you are looking for overall. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 3,914
Posted By Bluesmoods
Grand Soleil...... All the right reasons...

Grand Soleil...... All the right reasons...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 4,414
Posted By Bluesmoods
I would put 50 K in to a reputable high quality...

I would put 50 K in to a reputable high quality brand name such as a used C&C, Tartan, Cal, Ericson and so forth. These boats for good reason have maintained their value and as a matter of fact, are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5,869
Posted By Bluesmoods
The GS 45 is in my opinion at the top of the list...

The GS 45 is in my opinion at the top of the list you presented. Built like a tank, fast, well thought out, and most importantly, a truly great sailing machine.

Your list should also include the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 9,209
Posted By Bluesmoods
The Arpege is a great boat all around. They built...

The Arpege is a great boat all around. They built about 1500 of them. Go for it

You will love sailing this boat!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 8,334
Posted By Bluesmoods
Elan

Beneteau is now producing one boat every 8 hours in the US manufacturing plant .. or close to that anyway. The interiors are Pre-Fab, built to a liner adhered to the hull. Yes they are popular. If I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 7,764
Posted By Bluesmoods
Cal VS Hunter???

The brands are not in the same city let alone same ball park. The Cal designed by the late Bill Lapworth was a premier boat in its day. Very well built, very fine sailing and good comfort. They...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By Bluesmoods
What is it worth to you..

There is a certain point when it comes time to select your boat where you have to decide if the boat you are looking at and really want has your name on it emotionally. You can go go over all the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 4,550
Posted By Bluesmoods
Dufour 38

A few corrections to the previous post... The Dufour 40 that won the IMS was NOT modified. It had the 6' 11" keel and the tall rig. Anyone can order that. I met the captain and crew at the Paris...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,774
Posted By Bluesmoods
If you are looking to go used, Stay with a name...

If you are looking to go used, Stay with a name brand quailty boat. If you are going new, I highly recommend the Dehler, The Dufour, The Tartan..
You will find boats betwen 32 and 34 feet by...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,554
Posted By Bluesmoods
Broker in Annapolis and Newport

Give Alex Harrison a call in Annapolis. The comapny he is with has brokerage offices in Annapolis and Newport. I found him through a Power Boat Friend and can honestly recommend him. He is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Bluesmoods
Cal 34?

Did you get the Cal 34?? Let us know!!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Bluesmoods
Cal 39. . . Great boat.. It always has been very...

Cal 39. . . Great boat.. It always has been very highly regarded and to this day, has an enthsiastic community of owners that support the boat and fellow owners.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 6,761
Posted By Bluesmoods
Both Hunter and Catalina Oh yes and Beneteau do...

Both Hunter and Catalina Oh yes and Beneteau do what they do very well. They serve a particular market segment. Although Beneteau is a notch or two above the other two in sailing performance, they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Bluesmoods
The Cal designed by the Late Bill Lapworth is a...

The Cal designed by the Late Bill Lapworth is a class boat. It is a well thought out good design which lends itself to provide for her owners and real fun and safe sailing experience. Cals were...
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