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WTB: Looking for 62 Neptunus, 63 Hatt RPH, 54-64 OA or Offshore

Discussion in 'Yachts 50' to 99'' started by LuvBigBoats, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. LuvBigBoats

    LuvBigBoats Member

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    And Hampton!

    I'm in SoCal but bought my last boat from Florida and had it shipped so been there done that and would do it again. That said, bonus points for local....

    I've seen and continue to monitor Yachtworld and Boattrader.

    Want a lower helm (in addition to FB helm), though would consider FB only if it has a solid windshield and wipers.

    Thanks!
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  2. LuvBigBoats

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    Expanding the search to include a 58 or 59 Maritimo M series
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    Expanding the search to include any pilothouse MY in the 56-69 LOA range, with non-MAN engines (Cat preferred), preferably with bow seating and the third stateroom with at least one full-sized bed, located in the US.
  4. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Your size range has expanded, good for you. Did you limit LOA in your original posting based on needing a captain, insurance, available berthing? What has you going bigger? I am glad you are as you will have more options.
    56-69 LOA Pilot House MY
    No MAN, Cat preferred
    Full, no bunks in third stateroom.
    Let's see what's out there
    Same budget?
  5. LuvBigBoats

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    No, my wife was reluctant to get a boat over 60 and I said OK how about 64 and she said OK. I went to 69 recently since at 64 I may need a 65 ft slip anyway, and a 65 ft slip can often go up to 69 ft. Also a lot depends on how the boat is measured. Sometimes a 69 ft boat can be the same LOA as a 64' boat, since LOA seems to mean diff things to diff people. And I'll convince her to go along if it's the right boat. Still like the Navigator 6200 but having trouple getting one at a reasonable price, so not sure what's going to happen there. Both the 61 and 67 VSC are great alternatives, but the 61s all come with MANs and from what I've read don't have the best engine access.

    I've expanded the search just because I know I'm going to have to compromise. For instance, she said she may be OK with bunks, and we toured Marina Del Rey yesterday and saw a lot of Sunseekers and Ferrettis, all (or virtually all) of which have MANs, so I'm even thinking of giving up on that "non-starter". On the bunk issue, a lot of boats have bunks but the lower bunk is a full size, and I'm OK with that.

    I like everything about the OAs and would probably get one but for the tiny seating area in the bridge. Even the 62s have a pretty small seating area for when under way. Crazy.

    Same budget.
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    That all makes perfect sense. Keep having fun, don't forget to get your 43 Sport Fish out!
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    Mikelson is gone--deal closed a couple Fridays ago.
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    Congrats. Always bitter sweet to sell a boat in my experience. I know some just move on but a boat is more than that to me. I am sure she served you well.

    I agree on the pricing of the Navigator 6200, they seem to be getting a premium. But then there are not that many around. I know on our Navigator owner's FB page one of the members is putting his 5100 2009 model up for sale and targeting the 6200. I am thinking of this nav model:
    https://navigatoryachts.com/navigator6200.html
    Is this the one you have in mind?
  9. LuvBigBoats

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    Yup
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    Congratulations. I remember when you bought it. You were shopping about the same time I was. I'm a few years from an upgrade but following your threads with much interest.
  11. LuvBigBoats

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    Thanks, I remember. This isn't so much as upgrade as it is a change in how I'm boating. The M43 was too big for the day trips to Catalina, so went 50-50 with a friend on a smaller fishing boat with outboards and getting a weekend condo for hanging out.
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    With the stock market up so much, I’m hearing used boats are going quick. Which means you are going to pay more to get a decent boat then you did a couple years ago. I heard of two cases in SOFL where boats went over asking. Never heard of that before.

    and of course those boats not selling are sitting for a reason.
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    I think it's Covid more than the stock market, but yeah it's kind of nuts right now. Assessing whether to wait Covid out and see what happens.
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    Both as well as incredibly low interest rates. So people are snapping up used within hours sometimes or a few days. New yacht orders are quite a bit slower.