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Discussion in 'Broward Yacht' started by Ron Ferguson, Aug 19, 2017.

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  1. Ron Ferguson

    Ron Ferguson New Member

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    I have an interest in this Yacht and just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this boat. I am also curious about any opinions about purchasing an aluminum Yacht of this age.
    I am a lifelong boater having previously sold a 64 ft motor Yacht and just love the classic yachts.

    I am fortunate to have the dollars to spend on a boat but would the ongoing cost be that much greater then purchasing and maintaining an older Hatteras motor yacht?

    I would appreciate the comments from an current Broward owners.

    Thanks so much.
    Ron

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/197...3096197/Hampton/VA/United-States#.WZfcysApDMK
  2. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    I love those old boats too.
    Is it a typo or does she really only hold 400 gallons of fuel ?
    no way that would be 4000, right ?
  3. Ron Ferguson

    Ron Ferguson New Member

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    Yes, you are correct. I believe it is 1400.
  4. captaintilt

    captaintilt Senior Member

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    Nice looking old Broward! I think that it wouldn't be a problem, as long as you have a very thorough Survey completed, and possibly by 2 surveyors just to have a checks and balance system. The other thing would be to have a good oil sample analysis done on the engines, and even have them scoped just to be safe. Other than that, those old Browards are great boats, and I've seen quite a few of them being sold here lately, so people still have a good interest in them.

    Good Luck!
  5. YachtForums

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    I have several years of blood, sweat and tears into a 1982 72' Broward. They're great old boats for the intracoastal and the Bahamas, but choose your weather. Even with stabilizers, they're sensitive to roll and tend to get pushed around in a following sea. We encountered a front while enroute to Key West that had us heeled over like a sailboat. We thought something was wrong until we crossed paths with another old Broward that was also heeled over to the same degree. One thing that Broward's were notorious for is corrosion on the hull, especially beneath the toe rail. It's a never-ending problem. It would take too much time to detail all the maintenance and repairs we performed, but suffice to say it's not for the faint of wallet.
  6. Capt J

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    Don't be a coward, go to sea on a broward!
  7. Capt Ralph

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    Sold or listed?
    They are and always will be lots of Browards for sale.
    There are lots of people with cash and no sense also.
    These two, fit together for short terms often.
  8. Ron Ferguson

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    Thanks so much for all of your replies. Based on what research I have done I think I will look at some of the older Hatteras'.
    I know that any older yacht will require much more maintenance but I think I will stay with a fiberglass hull.

    Thanks again!
  9. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Old Viking, Bertram, Hatteras and more are proven tanks. Maybe not the flash (or sour grapes) of newer designs but a demanding classic look that time can never forget.
    I have worked on ole Strikers and Roamers. Great ships of their times but hell for their owners now.
    Avoiding wood, steel & alloy is a good step in finding a ship worthy of your long term investments.

    We have lived on our ole 39 year old Bertram for 15 years now.
    Still a Monet, but dependable proven range.

    Power Ball is tonight, When I win, Ole Bert gets painted and is still a keeper.