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Sunseeker 95 vs Pearl 95 vs Sirena 88; opinions please...

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by JoshCohenPHD, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Rick Obey.
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    With the kind of money your spending , really if it's a dollar or many dollars , communication should not be a problem . Especially with a sale !
    I'd ditch this guy and go to Sunseeker direct , get the head of sales on the phone and explain your problem . I would surely think they could point you to the right person. I would also dime him out to the seller of the boat.

    This dealer is hard to find to make the sale ?! Wait till you have to contact them with a warranty problem ...
    This kind of money , you should be able to go right to the factory IMO.
    But I know that is not always possible.
    Still raise polite hell with the factory.
  3. JoshCohenPHD

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    Well, I finally put an offer in. Now we wait. I'll keep everyone updated.
  4. German Yachting

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    There are a lot of Sunseeker 95s on the market as well. Conditions will vary but shouldn’t be hard finding multiple options.
  5. JoshCohenPHD

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    Okay, while I'm waiting to hear back on my offer, my back ups are an OA 90 and a Ferretti 920. Any thoughts?
  6. Capt J

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    Yes, slow down and buy the boat that you want.
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    I agree. He's acting like he must buy a boat today.
  8. JoshCohenPHD

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    Oh, I'm sorry. Didn't mean to come off that way. I'm just trying to nail my options down and get ready for the season ahead of time. Sorry.
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    Just one who rushes into a boat is very likely to make a mistake. Must always be willing to wait for the right one.
  10. JoshCohenPHD

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    Yeah it took me about two years to find my horizon e84. I miss that thing. Really hope my ex wife loves the fact that she made me sell it.
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    What was it about it that she made you sell it over? Have you involved her in the boat search this time?
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    she wanted it in the divorce. So the option the judge gave me was as either sign it over to her or sit there and sell it and give her half the value. So I chose to sell it. I'd rather it not go to her because she never appreciated it once. We went out on it several times and every single time she acted like it was the most miserable experience of her life. She never had to do anything. I didn't even ask her to put like fenders on.
  13. olderboater

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    If you liked it so well, why aren't you considering another one or at least a similar boat?
  14. JoshCohenPHD

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    Change of pace. Newer lines, difference in Hull design. Something different. I went and looked at the Horizons again, and while the appreciation was still there the bitterness was too. So, I dived in and started looking at different models. Found some I liked. Saw alot I didn't. If the Sunseeker doesn't pan out on offers, then I was trying to figure out other things to look at. Definitely wanted to do the Miami show.

    I know in time the bitterness will pass. But, I miss her kids (from a different marriage) and watching them have fun. Her eldest was really getting into helping me with the boat. But, her always knocking it, always complaining, it just makes for some bad memories. Not on the brand, totally on my brain.

    I've been at this now for 9 months, almost 10. I've seen alot and spent more time then I know. The Sunseeker felt right. While I hope it works out for me, there's a possibility it won't. And keeping options open is nice. If it falls through, I'll go to the show. Either way I'll go to the show, I always have a blast.

    I do have one thing going for me. My supportive brother and daughter. He encouraged me to get out and look again. It's nice having him in my corner. He saw that I was just overly bitter on the Horizon. He pushed me into looking at others. This is not his lifestyle by far and away. He's a PWC guy, and his jet skis are his babies. He also fishes which I have never done, so I recently started to look into getting into it with him. Spend more time with him. My daughter is a PWC girl and rides with him. She's not so much into the boats. But, I encourage her acting. And proudly have attended her plays... Even the bad ones... Oh man there are some bad ones. So, family wise, I'm better off without the ex.

    I just wanted the melting pool of other brains who are into this to help. It's hard finding people in my area who are into this lifestyle. I also think I'm antsy to get back out and do this again. I've been on shore for 2 years now. That's probably part of my issue. Long search, long time locked on land. A coworker asked why I just didn't take a cruise, and I had to explain the massive difference to them.

    I hope it works out. But, there's that voice in the back of my brain telling me keep my options open, just in case. My land legs are good, but it's time for my sea legs to get the cramps out. Oi vay, it's late and I'm rambling. I have a 10:15 tee time and need to crash. Thanks for the support and criticism. I need these things every now and then. Cheers.
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    Sirena 85 is very short hulled.

    Other 90-95 rph to look, with choice of owners cabin on the main deck, are Ferretti (as already suggested) they have two model 920 and 960.
    And Riva (part of FG) also has the new 90 Argo which should fit this bill.
    Sanlorenzo have the SL96, and Monte Carlo Yachts have the MCY 96.
    Azimut has also the Grande 30 Metri (which was the 95 but now extended not sure if the 30 fits load line -24 meters) and 27 Metri. The 27 metri offers similar spaces for a couple less meters.
    Princess will enter this with the new very high X 95 which should offer acres of spaces, and a new sleeker Y95.

    Personally I would put Sanlorenzo at the top of my list. Happy shopping.
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    +1, particularly when comparing a S/skr 95 with a SL96.
    Chalk and cheese springs to mind.
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    Have you considered chartering in the meantime? There might be a Sunseeker 95' around that charters if you check. Might be a good way to fill the boating void, while searching for the perfect boat. I have a sort of customer from Orlando, he went from a 65' ish Offshore to a 75' Hatteras MY and loves it, he once told me, he's too old to waste time going slow anymore. LOL...…
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    If you can find the boat you're considering to charter, it's sure a great way to help your search. One boat we ordered, we'd chartered three different boats of that same model and knew inside and out before placing the order. Chartering also helped us eliminate some boats from consideration.
  19. JoshCohenPHD

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    I never considered chartering. I might look into that in the meantime. you guys suggested some great brands. Some of which I hadn't even heard of. Definitely going to check it out. I still haven't heard back yet on the offer. So I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing. definitely going to go to the show and check out what's there. I'm also going to consider chartering now.

    In the meantime does anybody know any yacht clubs that are actually near Orlando?
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    Yacht club actually near Orlando? Dont have to be a rocket scientist to figure out Orlando is nowhere close to either coast :)