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What an old Broward is really worth...

Discussion in 'Broward Yacht' started by SHAZAM, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. dennismc

    dennismc Senior Member

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    Scrap

    It is not the "boats" fault,, take the owner to task, he is the one that that the "Lady" down. where are the questions about his ability to care for the vessel ??
  2. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    When I was a kid, looking at my dad's "Motorbaoting & Sailing" Mags, ( he didn't get Playboy...) I always thought the Broward's were the prettiest boat and always thought I'd want one myself.
    I never thought of them as " not well built" but I was a kid & thought that anything that big and pretty must be a quality peice.

    I think people sometimes buy the biggest boat they can afford without looking at ALL of the extra cost and upkeep, they fall behind, loose interest and walk away.

    It's a shame to see that old boat go ..........
  3. NYCAP123

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    or he kept them hidden well enough.:D
  4. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    Good Point.... I was not the smartest in the litter.
    Naive as well....
  5. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    Here we go. As you can see repairs to the starboard side of the vessel were actually begun right after she sank and was salvaged as evidenced by this rub rail repair...

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  6. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    Props still have a generous coat of Propspeed...

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    And now the bad. It's interesting to note as we view this cross section of this old Broward that there is virtually no corrosion in the bilge. I was really surprised at how good the overall condition of the aluminum below the waterline was compared to all the Broward "horror stories" we've heard over the years...

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    More...

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    Bow thruster or windlass anyone?

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    FWIW, the final sales price to the scrap man was $4,000.
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    Makes me wonder what could have happened if she'd met a guy like our friend who's retoring the Lost Pearl.
  12. rocdiver

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    "Best Times on a Broward"

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread just for nostalgia but the quote above "Best times of my life were had on a Broward" hits close to home with me.

    As the saying goes "I ain't a coward, I run a Broward!". I have run several over the last decade. I was fortunate enough to host Carl as a guest on the first one I ran.

    As I write this I am sitting on the bridge of, if there is such a thing, my "Dream Broward". Alas, it is a temporary assignment but I am loving it none-the-less. Anchored in Francis Bay, St John.

    She is the 124 foot Motor Yacht "Viva Mas", ex "Coco Loco" and "Aquasition". We are accompanied by a 68 foot Bayliss Sportfish "Uno Mas".

    Viva Mas is in the hull series after the Broward "resurrection" yacht reviewed here:
    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/broward-yacht/6594-review-new-broward-120-motoryacht.html

    Current owner has made significant upgrades including new generators, with seamless automatic changeovers every 12 hours, either one of which will accomodate the yacht and the sportfish as she rafts alongside us for the nights. We even have a fueling station for the sportfish and carry close to 12,000 gallons of fuel for the trips. (Don't worry, we are Lloyds classed, just completed our 5 year survey).

    I might add, he is arguably the nicest, less pretentious owner I've ever had the pleasure to work with.

    Just thought I would share one of my "Best times on a Broward" that's happening right now . . . ;)

    ROCK

    btw: I am not revealing any info that is not readily available on the web. Our AIS is always on and the sportfish program is well known.
  13. Capt J

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    I've met the owner of Uno Mas and his crew. I used to take care of a Azimut a few years back that was docked a few slips down from them off of the ICW and Sunrise blvd. They were all very nice people. Uno Mas is a very beautiful SF.
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    Just one of those bow lines is worth more than the POS it is tied too!!!, now the Devil's Triangle sitting in the fore-ground built in Liverpool in 1943.......lol.
  16. Capt J

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    LOLOLOL, I agree. That Broward has been sitting in the same spot rotting on the New River for 2 decades. I heard that those 2 boats are owned by the actor from Tarzan. That Broward is in such disrepair that I would think the owner would have to pay someone to take it away.
  17. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    Agreed. Its all but a hazard to navigation. And it ain't gonna be cheap to get rid of...