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How To Buy a Cruising Boat Chapter 36 of 48

A Sail Away Offshore Cruising Boat For Less Than US$100,000—Part 4, Steel, Wood, Aluminum or Ferro, and Summary

Steel on the beach—might she have been saved?

So far in this series we’ve only discussed GRP yachts; after all, there are certainly more of them out there to choose from. Also, they are more of a known quantity, which ought to make it easier for us to sort the wheat from the chaff—if the 40-ft Ocean Dreamer from Slippery & Chancer Yachts is known to suffer from major structural faults, then we’ll have been forewarned by now to avoid one.

But there are good reasons for looking beyond the constraint of GRP construction...and not just financial.

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Colin Speedie

Colin, European Correspondent here at AAC, is a deeply experienced offshore sailor who holds a Yachtmaster licence, and a gifted photographer and talented writer who has added a whole new dimension to Attainable Adventure Cruising. In addition, since Colin and Louise are from England and had their OVNI 435, Pèlerin built in France, they bring a European perspective to our site. You can read more about Colin and Louise and their business at their website.

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