Category Archives: boat buying

Three Little Birds

I just did a review of a very cool performance cruising trimaran called Three Little Birds for Multihulls Quarterly magazine. The boat was built by Aquidneck Customs, from Bristol RI. Fantastic boat! Absolutely epitomizes the idea that everyone has their … Continue reading

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How much do these things cost?

In my alter ego as a yacht broker, I frequently come across people whose dream is to buy a boat and sail off into the sunset. It is entirely common to have inquiries that read: “I am looking for a … Continue reading

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5 Cruising Classics

Looking for an older cruising cat? Something that in its day was state of the art, that over time has maintained its value, and that still does what it was designed to do? Something you can find, maybe renovate, and … Continue reading

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Hull Flying

I just read a long thread elsewhere on the topic of cruising cats that fly a hull. Interesting stuff. Ultimately, it turned into a bit of a character discussion and emotional issue, but some great points were made. For what … Continue reading

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VPLP

When I get hired as a buyer’s consultant, often I start the process with a discussion of the greatest designers in the history of Multihulls. The truth is, there are so many huge egos out there that some new guy … Continue reading

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What makes a good marine survey?

The role of a marine surveyor in the boat buying process is usually critical, and often determines if a sale will, or will not happen. When you are at the moment where you are a potential buyer, the surveyor’s voice … Continue reading

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