Bluewater Sailing on a Budget: How to Find and Buy a Cruising Sailboat for Under $50,000

by Elfers, James

CAD $24.95

Expert advice on how to find, purchase, and outfit an affordable and responsive sailboat that can take you safely around the lake or the globe. Elfers analyzes 20 offshore-capable sailboats currently available for less than $50,000 (US)–a shortlist based on his thorough survey of industry professionals and common availability.

ISBN 10: 0071808035
ISBN 13: 9780071808033
Illustration: photos
Pages: 160
Published: 2014
Format: softcover
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1 review for Bluewater Sailing on a Budget: How to Find and Buy a Cruising Sailboat for Under $50,000

  1. Sam McLean

    From Ontario Sailor Magazine, March 2015

    If you are shopping for a yacht to take bluewater cruising than this is the book for you. Northern California based sailor and marine surveyor Jim Elfers, who has sailed more than 50,000 miles and worked for seven years at a marina in Baja California in Mexico, offers up 20 seaworthy boats that are available for under $50,000 that are worthy of coastal or far-off ocean voyages. The overall boat price was chosen because most people can save up that amount in a few years and head off into the sunset. The book details how to source and buy the ideal cruising yacht and how to deal with yacht brokers and marine surveyors. The list of good boats includes the Niagara 35, Beneteau First 38, Ericson 38, C & C 40, O’Day 39/40, Catalina 36, Canadian Sailcraft 36T, Pearson 36-2, Hunter 37 cutter, Tartan 37, Tayana 37 and the Pearson 40 (honorable mention). Each yacht gets a chapter that details the “good, bad and ugly” about the boat. Okay buyers, warm up those engines and get prepared before you head out on that shopping trip.

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