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Hello,

This is my first post on SailNet. I've just sold a little trailerable boat that I had for six years and sailed from New Jersey to Florida to BC. Up here, I need something bigger, dryer, more comfortable and much more seaworthy.

I'm hoping to find a pilothouse boat, 30'-36'. I'd like to be able to motor around, if not sail, all year round and explore the area a bit. I'm tall, 6'5", and would like to be able to stand up.

I saw a listing for a Cooper 316 and that boat looked perfect - 7' headroom. Unfortunately that boat has been sold; the listing is outdated. It appears there aren't many of these.

I would like to pose the following questions to you:

- Are you aware of other pilothouse boats with much headroom?
- Do you know any that are for sale and affordable?

I will probably have other questions in the future..

Of course I would love it if this boat was capable enough to take me to Hawaii, but that isn't a requirements. I'd just be happy to explore the local area.

I'm looking to title the boat in the US but a Canadian boat would fine too - I wouldn't mind importing it.

Thank you!
 

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Welcome to SailNet Michiel! Your quest sounds like a "tall order" The trouble with searching is headroom is almost never listed on the seller's page.
 

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Have a look at brent swains boats. There are lots of them on the BC coast. They are all a little different, but a friend who is 6'4" lives aboard one with plwnty of room. Most have pilot houses, and some manner of inside steering.

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Hi Michiel,

Welcome to Sailnet. It might help refine the search if you also gave us a Budget range that you consider affordable for this purchase.

As Denise pointed out, one often has to do some digging to find " head room" listed. I just looked at some Cape dory 300's and can't find any mention. Owners groups might help.

Here's a few I came across in the 30' range:



Cape Dory 300: CDSOA, Inc. -- CD300MS

Fisher: Alaska Hooges: 30' Fisher Pilothouse Motorsailer For Sale

Cheoy Lee : Cheoy Lee Offered For Sale

Nimble Kodiak: Ted Brewer design 1993 Nimble Kodiak Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Fales Navigator 1975 Fales Navigator Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
 

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Thank you for your replies. Budget? Yes, around $30k, less if possible.
Not saying it won't happen but it will be tough to find any pilot house at that price in good shape. They seem to bring a real premium. You might find a fixer in that price range.

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/19794

There is a Gulf 32 that was also made by the folks above and should be in that price range. Those are likely the most affordable.

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Thanks for the pointer. Looks like a nice boat. Seems like it should be up here, not in Florida. New engine too.

I'll see how far I can stretch that budget if I need to. 35-37k seems to be a common price range.

For now I'm looking for boats that will allow me to stand up.
 

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I may be able to help you find a Cooper315 Pilothouse as I am probably listing one in the next few days, a 1983. I work and live on Vancouver Island in the boat business as a broker so if you are still interested please let me know and maybe we can arrange to meet at the boat.

Dave Green
 

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I will be listing a 316cooper in the next day or so
Please contact me
It is in your budget range and in BC Canada
Dave Green
Let me know if you get this
 
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