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1980's Feadship Maintenance?

Discussion in 'Feadship Yacht' started by rmjranch, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. rmjranch

    rmjranch Member

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    Interested in buying a 120' 1980's Feadship that "APPEARS" in excellent condition. Of course we will do a survey. Is the maintenance on these older Feadships, going to be a nightmare, parts, costs, etc.? I understand, being a boat owner, that all boats are expensive but will this be far greater. We use our boat. It will NOT be a marina boat. Thanking you in advance.
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  3. Capt J

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    A feadship is the best of the breed. I wouldn't say an 80's boat is a problem to maintain. The systems are new enough you can get parts and rebuild things. Most of the systems should be easily worked on.
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    Hi,

    Is that Seagull of Cayman the old Enterprise III?

    Old Feadships Anchor locker, tank tops, shaft alleys are well known problem areas.
  5. YachtForums

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    Historically an accurate statement, but in recent years there are other builders delivering similar quality or higher. When Feadship was the 'gold standard', it wasn't a competitive marketplace like we have today.
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    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Very well put Carl.
  7. Capt J

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    I agree currently and can think of half a dozen great yards such as Lurssen, but at the time this yacht was built, it was the gold standard.