My pockets aren't very deep so I'm looking for as cheep as possible really.
But efficient running costs and maintenance are more important than cosmetic appearance, that's something I can work on myself.
So probably 50k max. The less I spend on buying it, the more I have to customize it. Or put in the fuel tank and enjoy it.
Needs to be on a trailer for me to work on it and store it at home. Inboard motor/out drive leg would be best for me.
I'm not far from Sydney Harbour or botany bay and we have lots of high quality launch ramps here. Jervis bay only 200kms south and Brisbane ( access to the great barrier reef) 1000kms to the north, All with superb fishing grounds.
Although I'd love the cockpit and cabin space of a 28, especially the flat cockpit floor but it looks like it will be to big for me to use as a trailer boat.
I think I'm restricted to 25/26 foot max and still be practice.
This is pretty much what I'm looking at Used 1986 BERTRAM 25 FLYBRIDGE Boat For Sale - boatsales.com.au Used 1985 BERTRAM 25 FLYBRIDGE Boat For Sale - boatsales.com.au http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-fo...aspx?R=8845003
A days fishing would would be no more than 150nm so I range of 3-400nm @ 22kts would be more than sufficient.
I'm assuming diesel would be cheaper to run than petrol engines. But that would depend on what engine really.
I dream of an 80 footer and endless funds to enjoy it, but in reality that's not going to happen. What I do have is the ability to own a great little sport fishin boat, and the free time to enjoy using it often..