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Old 06-08-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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36' 1993 Ocean Star Custom

I just stumbled upon this 36' "1993 Ocean Star Custom" trawler on yachtworld.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1993/ocean-star-custom-trawler-2716678/indiantown/fl/united-states#.U5SAUctOX4g

I'm not a steel hull kind of guy, but I'd seriously consider this trawler if I was in the market--talk about unique! I've always loved trawlers with an aft pilot house (maybe I'll be fortunate to own a Willard Vega 36 Pilothouse someday).
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
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It is interesting indeed! Looks like a Benford coaster design. The well-deck looks like a nice space as well. Still, I think I too would prefer the RPH Willard.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:45 PM   #3
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I saw this boat while in Indiantown getting pricing on some work. It was on the hard and cute as a button. After speaking to some of the yard men, I learned the boat was in for some steel work in the area of the rudder. Check hull thickness and get a good survey if you go for it. I was surprised to learn that it was only 32'. It looked so much larger on the hard. Surprisingly shallow draft.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:47 PM   #4
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I think I would stick to the ICW . She looks like she'd roll the cream out of your coffee.Agreed that she has character.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:12 PM   #5
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FWIW, the 35 Bedford Coaster has more accommodations:
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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Transport $6500 to Washington State, 10 days to Ketchikan, Damn a dream for sure. Were I boatless, a cash offer would be very tempting. This boat Is a fit South East Alaska inside coastal waters.
Far cry from a Manatee, my first replacement dream yet the price alone makes it a temptation!
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Interesting boat for sure. But they will be lucky to get half the asking price for it.
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A set of paravanes would complete the look and help keep the cream in your coffee. Great looking boat.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:29 AM   #9
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Half the price!!! This could become better than better- Thanks Capt Bill. Al
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