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Old 10-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
City: Westport, WA
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Best bang for your buck?

If you had a family of 4 and we're looking for a trawler for a live aboard/fishing and have 40k-65k would would you be looking for?

Wood or fiberglass?

Best bang for your boat buck?

Models or brands to seek?

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Old 10-02-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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Glass only.
Tollycraft comes to mind.

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Old 10-02-2014, 10:48 PM   #3
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Boats must be a terrific bargain, expecting a liveaboard boat for four at the cost of a mid-priced automobile.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:50 PM   #4
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Fiberglass. I love wood boats, but seriously. Tolleys are great boats with a great pedigree. Then again....

41' Roughwater Trawler

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Dave & Suzie - Roughwater 35
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:54 PM   #5
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You're asking for a lot. With that budget, you'll most likely be limited to older wood vessels. Also, leaning towards a more dedicated fishing platform (sedan convertible or express) lends itself to less privacy because of the aft deck/cockpit. The above is a generalization; we have a liveaboard on our dock on a 53' Navigator that does just find with a cockpit configuration.

Depending on how old the children are, I believe you'd best be served with an aft cabin vessel with 3 cabin, at least 45' long. Get a small fishing boat that doubles as a tender (we have a 13' Whaler for that purpose).
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