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Old 11-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Talking Almost a trawler owner!

Pretty sure most of you figured I was never going to finally buy a trawler (I sometimes doubted it myself ). Been looking for the last 8 years; really hard the last 3 winters. Wore out pairs of shoes and probably spent $4K to go look. Made up my mind at least 5 times on different manufacturers boats only to just not feel this was the one. Looked at the sister ship to this boat 2 years ago; fell in love with it, but it was just way to far out of my price range. Well I'm happy to say the price of this one dropped near my price range and I pulled the trigger. We sea trialed and finished the survey today. Have a few minor survey issues to resolve, but should be the proud owner of a 2001 45' Cherubini Independence soon.






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Old 11-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Pretty sure most of you figured I was never going to finally buy a trawler (I sometimes doubted it myself ). Been looking for the last 8 years; really hard the last 3 winters. Wore out pairs of shoes and probably spent $4K to go look. Made up my mind at least 5 times on different manufacturers boats only to just not feel this was the one. Looked at the sister ship to this boat 2 years ago; fell in love with it, but it was just way to far out of my price range. Well I'm happy to say the price of this one dropped near my price range and I pulled the trigger. We sea trialed and finished the survey today. Have a few minor survey issues to resolve, but should be the proud owner of a 2001 45' Cherubini Independence soon.





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Great news, Ted. She is a beaut. Hope it proceeds smoothly for you. Lot's of pictures, please.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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Ted: That was me that took your lines today when you left for the sea trial. Sorry I didn't know it was you. Bill Harris is the best, and I dearly love that Cherubini. I'm really excited for you. Sorry I wasn't hear to catch the lines when you returned. I was over at Shearwater working on my genset. Sincere congrats.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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Congratulations!!! just looked at the pics on yachtworld, she's beautiful!!! I like the aft pilot house especially!
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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Ted,

Congrats on the new purchase.Great looking vessel.
I hope to be in your deck shoes one of these days!

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
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Very Nice! congrats!
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #8
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Ted: That was me that took your lines today when you left for the sea trial. Sorry I didn't know it was you. Bill Harris is the best, and I dearly love that Cherubini. I'm really excited for you. Sorry I wasn't hear to catch the lines when you returned. I was over at Shearwater working on my genset. Sincere congrats.
Small World!

Won't be moving the boat till after the first of the year. We will have to get together when I come over to set stuff up on the boat. Really small world: Bill Harris used to live in Annapolis and came over to my Salisbury scuba store to buy gear from me maybe 15 years ago. We only figured it out when we started talking scuba.

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #9
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Single engine and no flybridge!
Yup! Now all I have to do is find a 4045 John Deere like in your boat to make it perfect. Deere stopped making them this year for the USA market because the tier 2 emission standards have expired. They won't be making them again till 2015 as tier 3 or 4.

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Old 11-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #10
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:10 PM   #11
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Very nice looking boat. It looks like it's been well cared for.

You followed my three main rules for buying a boat....

#1-Fools Rush In so take your time, due your due diligence and then...
#2-Buy Your Second Boat First. In other words, if you've done #1 right you won't buy the wrong boat the first time then want to trade it in a year or two.
#3-The Wrong Boat, at the best price in the world, is STILL the wrong boat.

Nicely done on your selection.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #12
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I can testify to the sumptuousness of this vessel. When the Broker cruised into the Marina, I was smitten. If it was missing anything, I'd say it was "me" as the owner. Anyway, it would be great to run into you again, Ted.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #13
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Nice boat! I've always had a thing for those.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #14
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Gongrats! She looks well worth waiting for!
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Great boat!! Ya Done GOOD!!!

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Beautiful boat. Congratulations!!
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #17
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Congratulations. Beautiful boat, I've always admired them. 1+ on Bill Harris. He helped us with our purchase as well.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #18
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People like Bill Harris, Tucker Fallon, and Mark (Daddyo on TF) prove that there are good brokers out there. Believe me they are worth finding.
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Nice! Congrats on making the dream come true!
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Powerful little ship Somethings are worth waiting for. Congrats on keeping the faith! She is a beauty
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