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Old 10-30-2013, 11:07 AM   #1
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Manatee "Velvet" is back up for sale

I hear the 36' Kadey Krogen Manatee "Velvet" is back up for sale. This time "for sale by owner." We saw her when she was on the hard and unfortuantely had a salesperson who must have deemed us to "not be serious buyers" because he was less than helpful. We were serious and we bought a trawler, but in retrospect, Velvet would have been a good boat for us - we just weren't sure of what we were looking at, at the time. If you would like to find out more about this boat please send me a PM here and I can send you his contact information
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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A recommendation to look at a Krogen Manatee should always be accompanied with a warning of how ugly they are.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
"Handsome is as handsome does."
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The OP`s GB Europa is a good looking boat too (in the eye of this beholder).
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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I think the Manatee looks kind of cool, in it's own funky way...
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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Manatee owners know that their boats are stylistically challenged, but the other features of the boat are more than compensation. I never met a Manatee owner that wished he had a more attractive boat. Most of us would rather have a more attractive Manatee than a more attractive something else.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #7
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Hi susan,
We are starting our process of finding the right trawler here in st pete fl and i read your note that velvet is for sale and wonder if you can direct me to her owner? We are quite taken by the layout and liveability of the manatee and are going to see one down in palmetto but would love to find out about velvet as well. Thank you so much, camille in st pete
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:35 PM   #8
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Hi Camile, did you buy a Manatee?
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:58 PM   #9
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Hi. We have not purchased a boat yet. Like the manatee, but haven't ruled out a few others yet. Probably won't buy until the fall, but hope to get to trawlerfest next month.
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Manatee owners know that their boats are stylistically challenged, but the other features of the boat are more than compensation. I never met a Manatee owner that wished he had a more attractive boat. Most of us would rather have a more attractive Manatee than a more attractive something else.
For a coastal cruising couple the Manatee seems ideal. As I and my friends get older the one level design of the Manatee seems more and more attractive. The owners I have talked with have all loved the boat and it continues to be very attractive in the resale market.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:15 AM   #11
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Most of us would rather have a more attractive Manatee than a more attractive something else.
Manatee snobbery!
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #12
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Come-on, Don! Nobody with a Manatee can afford to be a snob. I understand from one of the Krogen headquarters reps that when Manatees first arrived on the market, they were looked down upon by 42' owners, and we were snubbed by our own Krogenites. It wasn't till the Manatees began appreciating in value after the millennium that we got any respect at all. Before the downturn in 2007, the best Manatees were getting 175 to 200K or more. The age and poor condition of quite a few sold these last years have taxed our limited snobbery quotient even further.

Now Sabre-Snob is as well known of a tag as any I've heard on the dock. It's initial usage was as a derogatory reference to Southern Gentleman Officers (Civil War) who considered the sword the only honorable fighting tool, and it's reputed that the boat company adopted the name from the attitude.
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Greetings,
Mr. h. Shame on you sir. Civil War indeed! It was the Northern war of aggression.
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I believe many Southerners also liked to refer to the Civil war as "The Recent Unpleasantness"
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Excuse me HH. I was honing my sabre. Now, what was that you were saying?
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Mr RT-according to Granny Clampett, it was the war betwixt the Yankees and the Americans!
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Greetings,
Good comments all but NOT Civil!
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:31 PM   #18
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Watch it now,,,,,I bought Velvet!

And I think she is a beauty, although because she has always been a Marina liveaboard boat she is not cruise ready. I have been hard a work every day making her a on the hook liveaboard. We have a goal of November to leave Stuart for 8 months and enjoy our beautiful Bahamas.
Larry,,,I need you and your advice on a few things a.s.a.p.

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Welcome, Craig and congrats on acquiring Velvet! We've heard so much about your beauty...let's see some pictures!
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:15 PM   #20
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And I think she is a beauty, although because she has always been a Marina liveaboard boat she is not cruise ready. I have been hard a work every day making her a on the hook liveaboard. We have a goal of November to leave Stuart for 8 months and enjoy our beautiful Bahamas.
Larry,,,I need you and your advice on a few things a.s.a.p.

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Sincere congrats on you aquisition, Craig. I just returned from Stuart to do the 4th at home, but should be back there early next week. Breakfast is always a great idea. Send a PM if you need info,as you say ASAP, always eager to share.
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