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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    That's a good idea. We're going, for the same reason as the OP.
    Graham. Bavaria 42 Vision, "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosealegsyet View Post
    Hello everyone.

    Well i passed my Power Boat Level 1 and 2, and have decided to sell my motorhome, to put towards the purchase of a newish boat. So my budget will increase considerably, to around 140-150.GBP. So looking for recommendations. I am female and will not be in a position to tinker with my boat, I want it to work, and anything that goes wrong with it, i will need to shell out for someone to fix it. So i want something reliable, but not too old. Modern fresh, sleep 4 - 6 people, hard top cover, swim platform, outdoor space. Galley, two bedrooms, an a bathroom .And i would want it to be as economical as possible, so thinking out board , one engine.....maybe......If it were you, what would you buy ? Thanks guys......
    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats-f...294958566+1584
    RELAX, Rum may not be the answer, but nor is water or juice. Now what is your Question?

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Im not too interested in speed . Would rather have more room

  4. #14
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    It might be that the choice made now might change after a few years i.e. What you choose you might want to trade on so do consider future ability to sell. Clearly boat size influences future running costs but length isn't only consideration when considering internal volume. If you are seeking a newer boat with high volume in a single engine this might limit length but for newness and value you might start off with looking at Bavaria via Clipper or a Beneteau trawler type. One feature you need to consider is future usage - if you really want a cosy home parked up in Chi marina or say Berthon at Lymington with say a couple of trips around Solent then models by these makes will be great . If however you see trips to France or say Jersey your choice might be different due to range and such like. As an older make you might look at a Trader , there is an interesting set of videos from someone who bought a Trader to give you an idea but they always seem quite spacious. In summary just get out to a few second hand boat shows and draw up a list of features you require. Some motor vessels sacrifice volume to looks though but I suspect if you want a single engine mobo with a diesel with space and a moderate pace , within budget and not too old then choice might be limited particularly if you want to buy close to home . When you say newish does this mean since say 2010? As supply in rent years has been limited.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    If I had that sort of budget I would be looking at something like this https://www.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/broom-38/314166
    But if you want a newer flybridge cruiser then something like this https://fairline.apolloduck.co.uk/bo...ntom-38/614213
    Or for something sporty https://princess.apolloduck.co.uk/bo...ess-v42/555321
    It really all depends on what you want to use it for.
    Another angle to look at if you want some certainty of reliability is to buy a bit below budget and spend some money on refitting/overhauling.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouba View Post
    Look at the big Merry Fishers, 895 or bigger. Outboard powered, new or newish.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scala View Post
    She won’t sleep 6 on a Merry Fisher.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bouba View Post
    An 895 has two double cabins plus a convertible double bed in the salon. And of course there is the Merry Fisher 1095 which has three cabins.
    Ah OK thanks, my mistake. Just taken a look - I didn't realise that, very clever packaging...! In fact, the 1095 might do us. I'll take a look at SIBS.
    Last edited by Scala; 17-08-19 at 10:38.
    Graham. Bavaria 42 Vision, "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosealegsyet View Post
    Im not too interested in speed . Would rather have more room
    https://www.yorkmarina.co.uk/boats-f...BoatID=6808893

    you might get a ex-demo boat within your budget, Yanmar engine, single shaft drive so you will probably want a bow thruster. I have seen the demo boat at York Marina, it's clearly not Princess build quality, but for the money it's a surprisingly big boat. Displacement speeds only, don't know what the hull design is under the water.
    Last edited by kashurst; 17-08-19 at 16:40.

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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Quote Originally Posted by kashurst View Post
    https://www.yorkmarina.co.uk/boats-f...BoatID=6808893

    you might get a ex-demo boat within your budget, Yanmar engine, single shaft drive so you will probably want a bow thruster. I have seen the demo boat at York Marina, it's clearly not Princess build quality, but for the money it's a surprisingly big boat. Displacement speeds only, don't know what the hull design is under the water.
    That’s a neat looking boat. I wonder if it will go under bridges as it seems to be for inland waters. Good price
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  9. #19
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Quote Originally Posted by kashurst View Post
    https://www.yorkmarina.co.uk/boats-f...BoatID=6808893

    you might get a ex-demo boat within your budget, Yanmar engine, single shaft drive so you will probably want a bow thruster. I have seen the demo boat at York Marina, it's clearly not Princess build quality, but for the money it's a surprisingly big boat. Displacement speeds only, don't know what the hull design is under the water.

    That is nice and with all of 80bhp you cannot get into to much bother!

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Newish Boat Required

    Congrats NoSeaLegs.

    Personally I would go for something like Dino suggested. i.e.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    But if you want a newer flybridge cruiser then something like this https://fairline.apolloduck.co.uk/bo...ntom-38/614213
    ...but I am not sure that fits your brief of 'newish' and 'outboards'. Sticking with that brief, a Beneteau Antares 9 might be worth a look? e.g.

    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2...owse%20listing

    NB: you could not sleep 6 on it, but I was not sure if that was a firm requirement.

    If you want to sleep 6 in comfort, (and for in comfort, I think you will want 2 heads), then the Sealine F43 is probably worth a look , but it's on shafts rather than outboards, and I am not sure if it meets your description of "newish"??

    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2...nced%20listing


    or a Beneteau Antares 13.80

    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2...dard%20listing
    Last edited by DazzyWoo; 18-08-19 at 11:14.

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