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    We have had some experience on non-tidal rivers (a few years back now)
    But are now looking to sell up and live aboard can anyone tell us what type of boat we should be looking for (4 6 birth) and with the rising cost of fuel nothing to thirsty
    Non-tidal rivers will be the starting point but we will want something to travel round the coast and channel crossings at a later date any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    Looking for something new and shiny, or something older and tougher, with character?

    Budget?

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    Broom instantly jumps to mind.

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    Sorry we have a buget of around 150-200 k but did like the pedro levanto 44 at the Southampton show around 238k so would like new cheap or clean second hand

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    I think Id look at older boats where you will probably get a super solid boat,plenty of warm quality wood, good space and a solid chugging engine, and quite possibly litle depreciation.Older Sabreline,Grand Banks sort of theme.. or maybe some Dutch steel? Kind of boat that just goes on forever.

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    Hi Dreams,

    Have you looked at the NImbus 340 or 380 Commander. Both available a few years old for your money. Not too long for mooring, the Head is much better on the 380 Commander. Seperate living areas and great build quality!

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    Thanks for your replies
    We have looked at loads of boats we like the grand banks and do like the trawler type we also like the sound of steel is this better than glass fibre maintenance wise?
    And what about engine size would we be better going for a displacement doing around 8-10 knots or would a planning hull be a better option for our needs,

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    Dreams,

    Have a look at an Elling E3. Your budget would stretch to a 2000 boat. They are simply superb, like a tardis inside and offer three cabins, a huge saloon, lovely galley and a wheel house. Single big diesel ideal for gpoing along at 8-10knts, but semi displacement so if you ever need to you can do 15 or 16knts.



    And some for sale http://www.boatshop24.com/web/en/suc...STARTSUCHE.y=3
    Half a dinari for an old ex-boater

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    and with the rising cost of fuel nothing to thirsty

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    Which imo rules out planning ships and leaves (steel) displacement vessels.

    I run a 10.50/11 ton (Dutch of course) on the rivers (NL/B/F) with currents up to 4 Kts (Waal near Nijmegen) without problems. You only nead some more time.....

    With the mentioned budget, having a semi-custom built (Dutch) steel displacement would be a problem. And Pedro and Linsen aren't the only ones, there are several small, often family run companys, working voor decades in this market without presenting them selves abroad which build very nice and good ships.

    Good luck with your 'project'

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    With the mentioned budget, having a semi-custom built (Dutch) steel displacement would be a problem

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    Oops, I ment wouldn't

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