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Boat Shopping: Round 2

Boat Shopping: Round 2

2007 Bavaria 46

Boat Name: Quest

$158,000

OVERVIEW: JUST Reduced $40,000 for quick sale.  Great 3 Stateroom Layout With A Big Salon & Galley.  Great Electronics, Bow Thruster, & Much More.  This Bavaria 46 Is Designed & Lives Much Bigger Then 46′ Feet.

SPECIFICATIONS: Length: 46 feet, LOA: 47.24 feet, Beam: 14 feet 3 inches, Draft: 6 feet 1 inch.

ENGINE: Make: Volvo, Engine Type: Inboard, Fuel Type: Diesel, Horsepower: 59.

TANKAGE: Fuel Tank: 35 gallons – 1 tank, Fresh Water Tank: 95 gallons – 1 tank, Holding Tank: 40 gallons – 1 tank.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Large Forward Cabin With Hanging Lockers, AC/Heat, Teak & Holly Flooring, Great Storage Thru Out, Large Dinette & Salon Settee To Starboard, Salon Flat Screen TV w/ DVD, Salon Stereo, Starboard Side Nav Station, Aft Port & Starboard 2nd & 3rd Stateroom, 2 Full Heads Plus Additional Shower.

GALLEY: Refrigeration, Oven With Range (Propane), Microwave and 12 gallon Hot Water Heater.

SAILS & RIGGING: Seldon Roller Furling Mainsail, 135% Furlex 300s Jib, Lewmar 40 Winch and Lewmar 50 Winch.

DECK: Windless, Cockpit Cushions, Teak Inlay, Dinghy (West Marine with 4hp Motor), Cockpit Table, Cockpit Shower, Dodger and Bimini with Connector.

MECHANICAL: Battery Charger, 30 Amp Shorepower and Bow Thruster.

ELECTRONICS: Raymarine C120 Color GPS, Radar, Raymarine Smartpilot Autopilot, Raymarine Tri Data ST60, VHF Radio (Nav Station & Helm) and Wind/Speed Indicator.

Our thoughts about Quest…

A Bavaria 46 had not made our original boat investigation list but our broker thought it was worth taking a look at (and the seller was motivated to sell).  Quest was clean,  beautifully maintained and offered a TON of storage space, but there were a couple detractors for us.  Quest was 10 feet longer than what we had originally started looking at, which would eventually lead to more money in both maintenance and dockage fees.  We also felt somewhat deterred by the amount of room the dual wheel took up in the cockpit which significantly limited the accessibility and open space.  For us, Quest boiled down to the decision that she was just more boat than we actually need at this point.

2008 Leopard 38

Boat Name: Second Wind

$179,000

OVERVIEW: Clean and meticulously maintained, kept in the brackish waters (low salt) of the Chesapeake Bay since 2012. Ready to sail: complete with tools, spares, bedding, linens, cookware, plates and silverware – Everything needed to start cruising.

ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 Full size double berths with head with electric toilet, shower, basin to Port, 1 Full size double berth with head with manual toilet, sink and a stand alone walk in shower with wash basin to Starboard and large dinette table converts with cushions to another double berth.

GALLEY: 2 burner Force Ten propane stove W/oven and broiler and 2 ea 10 lb aluminum fuel tanks with cylinoid shutoff, Double stainless sinks, large chest size refrigerator/freezer, Sea Frost with 2 large holding plates, 700 watt Micro-wave, Flourescent light over sink, Galley comes complete with pots/pans dishes, linens etc.

DECK & EQUIPMENT: Lofrans Tigress 1200 watt windlass with 200′ 5/16 HT chain, 45 lb Delta anchor on a swivel, Mantus Mooring Bridle system (new 2017), 35 lb Bruce on chain and 3 strand nylon 300′ 70 lb Luke storm anchor, Bumpers and mooring lines, 6 ea 5 gl diesel jugs and 4 ea 6 gl water jugs, Fresh water tanks are 2 Vetus 105 gl plastic tanks that are easily removed for replacement, custom sun shades for windowa and cockpit.

ELECTRONICS: Standard Horizon GX2100 w/helm mounted RAM mike, this VHF provides AIS information to a Garmin 3206 GPS/Chartplotter, with chip for US East Coast (2014), Garmin GMD 18 depth sounder/fishfinder input to chartplotter, ICOM IC-735 SSB transciever, Marine and Ham bands and a SG 230 Smart tuner, ACR 406 epirb with GPS input, Link 2000 battery moniter and Blue Sea digital amp/volt meter, 12 Volt flat screen TV in the salon, integrated with GPS/Chart Plotter AM/FM/Bluetooth stereo with 6 speakers (bow, salon, and cockpit), Portable air conditioner – runs off shore power, All recessed lights in the main salon replaced with LEDs.

ELECTRICAL: 8 each 6 volt house bank with 2 ea dedicated starting batteries. 40 amp 110/240 volt battery charger, Xantrex 1800 watt inverter, Air X wind generater, 2 ea 130 watt and 1 ea 85 watt Kyocera solar panels adjustable thru 280 degrees, Xantrex C-40 solar regulator. 1 electric and 1 manual toilet with 2 ea 10 gl holding tanks with meters, 1 500gpm 1 2000gpm and 1 manual bilge pump w/alarms per hull, 50 ft 30 amp power cord.

ENGINE & MECHANICAL: 40HP Westerbeke diesels, straight shaft, drip-less stuffing boxes, 65 Gallon fuel tank with sump drain, 10 gallon hot water heater.

SAILS & RIGGING: Full batten main sail replaced in 2012, Genoa on a Pro Furl furler was replaced in 2013, Asymmetrical Gennaker.

ADDITIONAL: 2005 10’ Caribe RIB with 15 HP 2 stroke Yamaha outboard.

Our thoughts about Second Wind…

The Leopard 38 was a boat that we had been wanting to check out, in person, since we started looking at boats.  We were intrigued by the amount of space that the huge cockpit would provide for above-deck activities.  We were not at all disappointed by the HUGE cockpit after boarding Second Wind.  But, the condition of the boat was a bit more work than we had anticipated getting involved with at this point.  Some other drawbacks for us were the height of the beds (which were about shoulder high and took multiple steps to get up into) and the inconvenient access to engine.  All of the cabins were significantly smaller than other boats we had looked at and the we didn’t feel like the boat offered the same amount of storage space that other boats of the same size did.  Overall, we are happy that we were able to board Second Wind and cross the Leopard 38 off our list of prospective future boats.

2000 Moody 42

Boat Name: Off Watch

$122,700

OVERVIEW: Our offering, OFF WATCH was ordered by her current owner and is hull number 40. Most of her life she has spent in the Chesapeake Bay, away from the tropics and harsh environment that comes with it. Her shoal draft and great ventilation make her an obvious choice for many of the cruising grounds of the East Coast and the Bahamas. A few of her standout features include: Bow thruster, Max Pro, Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning, Dual refrigeration and freezer units, Mastervolt generator with only 68 hours and In-mast furling.  Time marches on and now it is time for her owner to move on to other things. OFF WATCH is a solid platform for her next owners and with a little love will provide them with a great boat for years to come.  She is well equipped and aggressively price for a quick sale.

DIMENSIONS: LOA: 42 ft 2 in, Beam: 13 ft 3 in, LWL: 34 ft 10 in, Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in, Displacement: 23641 lbs Dry Load, Ballast: 7425 lbs, Bridge Clearance: 55 ft 0 in, Headroom: 6 ft 2 in.

ENGINE: Engine Brand: Yanmar, Year Built: 2000, Engine Model: 4JH3T, Engine Type: Inboard, Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel, Location: Center, Engine Hours: 1329, Propeller: 3 blade propeller, Drive Type: Direct Drive, Engine Power: 67 HP.

TANKAGE: Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (96 Gallons), Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (72 Gallons), Holding Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (20 Gallons).

ACCOMMODATIONS: Forward stateroom: Starting forward, the forward stateroom has an ensuite head. The berth is 80 long x 84 x 18. There is storage beneath the berth on either side and cherry hullside staving. Above the staving there are four lockers on either side, providing plenty of storage for clothing or gear. Additionally, on starboard, there is a tall double doored locker with half hanging and half shelf space. There is a fiddled shelf space above the locker. On port there is a mirror and then entry into the head. Lighting and ventilation is from two reading and one overhead light as well as an overhead hatch. Headroom in here is 6.  Forward Head: The ensuite head is located on port. As you enter the space, the head is immediately in front of you and has a fiberglass drop-down showering seat. Above and behind the head is a double doored locker. The molded countertop curves around from behind the head to the right and has an integral round sink. There is a locker below the sink and a mirror above. Ventilation and lighting are from an overhead hatch and two overhead lights. Headroom in here is 6.  Saloon: The saloon features a centerline drop-leaf dinette table; there is drawer and liquor bottle storage beneath. On port there is a C-shaped settee that is 68 long. There is a water tank beneath the seat as well as some storage at the aft end; there is also storage behind the seat backs. Immediately behind the seat is a shelf. Above that are a pair of lockers at either end and two fiddled shelves between the lockers. A fixed hullside light is above the upper shelf.  On port is a 510 long straight settee, with storage behind the seat backs and tankage beneath. Behind and above the seat is a mirror image of the port side.  The saloon/nav/galley area is well lit and ventilated, with two hatches, two hullside and two house side fixed lights, four opening ports and eight overhead lights. Headroom in the saloon is 62.  Nav station: The nav station is on port and is forward facing. The large chart table fits your chartbook with room to spare. There is plenty of storage beneath the lid; below that there is a drawer and a locker facing toward centerline. A smaller locker with a lift-up lid is outboard of the seat. The upholstered nav seat has storage beneath it and there is a full height hanging locker behind it, with access to the mid and master cabins aft of that. Across from the seat is another locker with shelves. Electrical and electronic equipment is located above the table. Headroom here is 62. Passageway cabin: Located on port and aft of the nav station, this cabin has a mid-level bunk and three storage lockers beneath it; in this case two of them house the air conditioning unit. There is a removable panel at the aft end of the bunk; this opens to shared space with the hanging locker in the master. When this is opened up it makes into a 67 x 27 berth. Along the centerline are a pair of full height double doors which provide great access to the machinery space. Lighting and ventilation in here are from an overhead light, a reading light and an opening port. Headroom varies from 58 (beneath the cockpit sole) to 64. Galley: The galley is located on starboard and is in the other corridor to the master stateroom. On the centerline side are the two sinks and a generous amount of counter space, with double doored shelf storage beneath them. Aft of the double doors is a tip-out trash bin. There is additional counter room in the pass-thru space beneath the cockpit sole, which is where the microwave is. Along the hullside, the L-shaped countertop has top loading refrigerator and freezer access. Forward of those is a locker beneath the counter; aft of them is the stove. Beneath the freezer and the stove are drop-front lockers for storage of pots and pans. Above and behind the countertop are four sliding doors with storage behind and four locker doors above. Headroom in here is 63. Aft head: The aft head is located between the galley and the master stateroom on starboard. Entering from the master, there is the sink and head, with a locker above the counter behind the head and another locker beneath the sink. The separate shower stall is next and has a Plexiglass window between the head and the shower and a bi-fold Plexiglass door, keeping the shower out of the walk-thru access to the galley. There is a fiberglass seat molded into the compartment and a shower wand on a height adjustable bar. Headroom in here is 62. An opening port provides ventilation and there are two overhead lights. Master stateroom: The master stateroom features a centerline walkaround queen mattress with a padded headboard. Entry is either through the port corridor aft of the passageway cabin or through the head on starboard. On the port side there is a hanging locker that can also be converted to be the footwell for the passageway cabin if desired. There is fiddled shelf space above it. Next aft along the hull is a fiddled countertop with a lid that lift for lots of cubby storage beneath. On the starboard side there is a hanging locker forward and a shelving locker aft of that, both with a fiddled shelf space above them. There is a changing seat next to the berth with a drawer below it. Across from the foot of the berth is a vanity desk on the forward bulkhead, with jewelry compartments and a dressing mirror above it. There are two opening ports, one fixed port and an overhead hatch for this space, as well as two overhead lights. Headroom in the master stateroom is 61.

Our thoughts about Off Watch…

Well within our budget, the Moody 42 Off Watch was another boat that had never crossed our radar but was recommended by our broker.  Despite some repairs that needed taken care of, Off Watch was a really fantastic boat!  Sturdy, well-built and capable, Off Watch offered an incredible, flat, open aft deck and ample engine access from a few different angles.  Off Watch had character and Josh really, really likes this one.  The big drawbacks for Alexis were the pretty steep ladder disguised as steps in the companionway and the amount of work that this specific boat would require.  We spent hours discussing the strengths and weaknesses of Off Watch compared to other boats that we had checked out.  With only a handful of Moody’s for sale in the United States, it would be a struggle, though not impossible, to find another Moody that would meet our needs but require less work.

1999 Island Packet 380

Boat Name: Adagio

$199,000

OVERVIEW: Modern Cruiser – Very CLEAN (OMG!!) – Nicely Equipped with both HEATPUMP & GENERATOR – READY TO GO WHEREVER YOU POINT HER – A REAL MUST SEE!!!! Adagio is well equipped.  All maintenance has been done on schedule and documented.  Waste Tank and all Waste Hoses were replaced in 2008.  “Adagio” is immaculate.  The Island Packet 380, built from 2000 to 2004, replaced the 37 and is Island Packet’s largest yacht with a single head.  Consequently, the 380 has plenty of elbow and storage room and an especially large galley and forward head with a luxurious shower stall.  Every bit of space is utilized.  She has an island berth in the forward cabin and the large, athwartship aft cabin has a clever pull out sink in lieu of a second, space gobbling head.  The 380 is bigger than the current 370 having a foot longer waterline, and 85 sq ft more sail area than the older 37 and 71′ more than the 370.  

Our thoughts about Adagio…

Adagio was absolutely beautiful.  And IMMACULATELY cleaned and maintained.  In fact, Adagio was leaps and bounds ahead of any of the other boats when it came to being clean and in order.  But, Adagio was also priced significantly over our budget.  Boarding Adagio was a great lesson in the craftsmanship of Island Packets, as it appeared as though no expense was spared in the construction.  Unfortunately, we had our eye on coming in at or below our budget, so Adagio was a no-go for us.  But, man, was she BEAUTIFUL!

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