As I juggle my budget with my passion for sailing and my desire to live with minimal comfort here are my current options.
Athena 38, Fountaine Pajot Asking Price $187,000
Boat name “KIT” She has all the amenities. Very Clean and Efficiently organized. Rebuilt engines. Currently in Daytona Beach
Tobago 35, Fountaine Pajot Asking Price $147,000 Ft. Pierce
Lil’ sister to Athena 38. Boat name “Makai” (I think) She looks a bit dirty, concern about thickness of hull above engine room on transom. Engines need a professional look. Currently on the hard in Ft. Pierce
CSY 44 Walkover Asking Price $69,900 Merritt Island
Boat name “Darby Ann” Will have a look at her tomorrow. She is a monohull. Picture looks sharp. Friends Dave and Sherry McCampbell began their round the world voyage on a CSY 44 and highly recommended it as a safe ocean passage boat. Not sure I will find living on a slant to my liking. The price is in a comfortable range for me.
Lastly, my previous love, SPRAY may be for sale. Negotiation with current owner at this time.
Keeping the cost at $100,000 would allow me to sleep well at night. Anything less will allow me to sleep well day or night. As long as my ship is seaworthy, , , that is the most important thing. I am just not ready for the rocking chair,,,,that will go into foster care or storage as my little buggy may as well. That’s not this blog discussion.
Please feel free to comment, advise, and definitely encourage me to continue my quest for equalizing the buying, my budget and my next boat.