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  1. #1
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    Default SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    As you may have read elsewhere we're on a sail-to-power transition... we've now sold our yacht and she's currently on her way to Denmark ... we're now seriously looking for our first mobo. Plan to buy in the next 3-6 months.

    We're spending a day at SIBS to try and narrow down what will work for us. What can people suggest that we see, that might fit this brief. Has to be a balance of performance vs seakeeing vs space vs cost vs... etc.. Impossible. to hit every target. And, of course, our budget is way too small...

    About 40' plus or minus a bit
    Cruise speed in the mid 20's
    Twin diesel
    Coupe or hard top, not a flybridge (says Mrs Scala for reasons yet to be properly understood)
    Not dark or cramped below, big windows, light, skylights
    Able to do cross channel trips in comfort, in fair conditions
    and
    Stylish / modern, nothing trad or reminscent of a caravan
    Sizeable external space for relaxinhg
    Minimal / no canvas
    Big owner's cabin plus a good guest cabin
    Separate shower (not a wet room)
    Galley big enough to cook on night after night (but no roast dinners)

    To be honest we're probably going to buy somethng a few years old, no more than 8-10 years old ideally, but it's instructive to look at new. We've looked at these so far, used / nearly new / new:

    New / nearly new
    Jeanneau NC33 and Merry Fisher 1095 (probably a bit small)
    Sealine C330 (ditto) and Sealine C390 (about right but too dear and no used ones about)
    Bavaria S40 coupe / HT (about right, a definite contender)

    Older
    Sealine SC35 / S390 (bit small) and Sealine SC42 (interesting if unusual option)
    Princess V45 (2008/9) (interesting, I like this. Only one in the UK for sale atm)
    Fairline Targa 44 GT (probably too dear or too used)

    Ideas / banter welcome.
    Last edited by Scala; 11-09-19 at 18:05. Reason: typo
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    I would throw in the Beneteau and Jeanneau models of around 40ft as well. I know of a well spec’ed Beneteau 42 Gran Turismo for sub €200k in France. With the Bene 42 you get a full beamed mid cabin as the master.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    Hi Shane, could you PM or text me the details of that boat?
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    Hi Graham,
    If you are at SIBS come and see the Jersey 36 we are showing on M116.
    It could be interesting for you.
    Mike.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    Hi Mike, thanks, will come and take a look.
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    I’m completely biased having owned one until fairly recently but the SC35 ticked all those boxes for us & the 42 will tick even more. I’d buy another for sure. That’s my two penneth FWIW.
    Enjoy the search.
    L

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial One View Post
    Hi Graham,
    If you are at SIBS come and see the Jersey 36 we are showing on M116.
    It could be interesting for you.
    Mike.
    They are back in production again are they?
    Always seemed rather nice but sporadic production.

    Who is building them this time?

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    Quote Originally Posted by Scala View Post
    Coupe or hard top, not a flybridge (says Mrs Scala for reasons yet to be properly understood)
    Like you, we were dead set on a coupe/hard top and actually ended up with a flybridge. Thank goodness we did. We actually hardly ever drive from down below and spend a lot of lounging time up top. Love it.

    So, my advice would be to look at a couple of flybridges and see what you both think. Bear in mind two things. First, many flybridges are accessed up what can only be described as a ladder. This was a complete non-starter for us old folks so we bought one with a staircase - very easy. Second, if you have inland waterway plans, check the air draft. Some are simply too high, others have folding bits that will get you under bridges.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    I think Hardy are showing a 36, which might well be worth a look, probably with a view of looking at a 2nd hand one or a 2nd hand 42. (yes I know they have a flybridge, but have a look anyway, seen Simon's post above)
    Last edited by Elecglitch; 12-09-19 at 12:15.

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    Default Re: SIBS viewing shortlist / sail to power

    Random list of ideas

    Marex 375
    Bavaria virtues 420 coupe
    Jeanneau leader 40
    Prestige 420S
    Nimbus 405

    I personally quite like the Marex

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