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Know of a very nice Shadow/Bounty/Falcon capriole 24 with a Vetus engine held by a broker I would trust. It has new batteries and carpets, warm air heating, 240v shore power and inverter, (handy for Kirsty`s hairdryer :default_biggrin:

If my source is correct the owner is open to sensible offers of around £25k on the asking price which includes the vat and 3 months free moorings on the Southern waters. Know it is higher than you mentioned but if you reach this sort of money then give it a look.

https://www.shadowboats.co.uk/brokerage/cruising-yacht-4/

 

 

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It’s almost double your current budget but the Sealine 23 advertises on here by “Cal” looks a fabulous boat and is proven as to her seaworthiness 

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1 hour ago, OldBerkshireBoy said:

Know of a very nice Shadow/Bounty/Falcon capriole 24 with a Vetus engine

Yes, agree, I had a spin on this and a very nice boat indeed. Bit over the budget as OBB says but we'll worth a look. 

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18 hours ago, OldBerkshireBoy said:

Know of a very nice Shadow/Bounty/Falcon capriole 24 with a Vetus engine held by a broker I would trust. It has new batteries and carpets, warm air heating, 240v shore power and inverter, (handy for Kirsty`s hairdryer :default_biggrin:

If my source is correct the owner is open to sensible offers of around £25k on the asking price which includes the vat and 3 months free moorings on the Southern waters. Know it is higher than you mentioned but if you reach this sort of money then give it a look.

https://www.shadowboats.co.uk/brokerage/cruising-yacht-4/

 

 

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On 16/03/2020 at 08:39, Puddleduck2 said:

Have a look at the Hire Boat brochures and websites to look at the various types they have to rent which might take your fancy; then come up and have a look at them and possibly hire them for a weekend to see what you think. A couple of hire charges is preferable to buying the wrong craft.

Best bit of advice but most wont be sea going.

Fred

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my advice is if you are looking for a boat on the broads, get a proper broads cruiser. you could pick up some really nice ones for £15,000, albeit a bit old, but half the fun is personalising it. If sea use is a must have, then you will have to sacrifice living space because of their design and shape,

On 19/03/2020 at 11:12, OldBerkshireBoy said:

Just noticed the photo didn`t show.


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This is a smart looking little boat, but quite cramped inside, and (imho) not really comfortable for a weeks holiday. But with something  like a Bounty 27, or ocean 30, or similar boats, you won`t have the speed, but considerably more living space.  Speeding across the water is fun for a short while, but costs a fortune in fuel, whereas a more economical and leisurely 5 mph cruise through the trees and marshes, looking at amazing history, scenery, and wildlife is far cheaper, and far more relaxing.

Just my opinion of course?.

 

 

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