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Defever trawlers other budget suggestions

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by zudnic, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. zudnic

    zudnic Senior Member

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    Might look at a 1986 57ft Defever trawler this weekend. I'm looking because I've set a budget and size limit being single. Purpose of the thread to see what else max 60ft and priced to a max of $500,000 is out and about. With those in mind what would you be looking at? In other words the "yachting" on a budget to get out on the water thread!
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    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).
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    All good info.

    To the OP, How do you plan on using the yacht and how much usage?
  4. zudnic

    zudnic Senior Member

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    General cruising around on weekends with family mostly. But could end up being by myself. Hence the size limit.

    I also thought it would be interesting to see whats available at a realistic level. We all can't afford 80 to well over 100 footers. :D

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