Tim Morris, Torquay, Devon GBR asks:
Hi to you both from sunny (not) England. Just
hypothetically you understand... If one were to buy a pre-owned
Nordhavn 40'-50', which (say) 10 (or 20 if you like) items would you
want to ensure it had, or if it didn't, would want to allow for in the
Can't be too difficult, as you have only a couple of hundred items to
choose from!! Take care.... Tim Morris
Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
Tim, What is most important is everything works and the used boat is in
good repair. As your cruising matures I'm sure you will find tings you will
change or add. I believe any Nordhavn's first owner's enthuisiasm added the
necessities. What is most important is find a boat that makes you happy,
agree on a price and start the survey process. You can wear yourself out
trying to find the perfect boat because I can tell you it doesn't exist.
Your desires/needs change through the years from theoritical needs at first
to real needs and wants as you put in sea miles gaining experience. Along
with sea miles comes a moving picture of the perfect boat as well. Choose
wisely the first time, get under way and enjoy yourself.
Bottom line: I am sure ANY used Nordhavn has many times the tings than
does almost any boat in Papeete, Tahiti harbor. And they are HERE while you
are in not-sunny England. You get the picture.