Originally Posted by Pascal
Defevers are OK and maybe a little above the average older trawler in quality,although as usual maintenance and upkeep is just as important.
on this kind of budget, i'd look at something like a viking or hatteras MY of the same vintage... much better built quality in my opinion. obviously the MY hull will use a little more fuel but fuel is really just a fraction of your overall budget. a little more fuel is a lot cheaper than havign to replace fuel tanks for instance (viking and hatts. have non corroding fiberglass tanks).
All good info.
To the OP, How do you plan on using the yacht and how much usage?