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Advice on Steel Hulled Yacht

Discussion in 'General Sailing Discussion' started by Nick Creak, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Nick Creak

    Nick Creak New Member

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    Dear all,
    New to the forum.
    I’m looking to buy a boat to sail the Caribbean with my partner and have found the below:
    It’s a steel hull, interested in people’s knowledge, experience, opinion and advice on the boat or more generally sailing the Caribbean.

    Also I can find nothing on the maker aside from they used to build in Wales are do not exist any more.

    All help greatly appreciated.
    http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1...sting&refSource=standard listing#.Ws3nfRrTWhD
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Steel can be an excellent hull material for a blue water sailboat. It is stronger in many aspects than fiberglass. I know nothing of the builder and am not an expert by any means on sailboats to begin with. BUT, make sure to have a very good hull surveyor, survey it and audiogauge the bottom as well as inspecting the steel on the inside.