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Old 05-01-2018, 08:47 PM   #1
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I am an aging sailor who now faces the inevitable conversion to power. Looking for a 32'-36' trawler under $100K (well under) on the mid-Atlantic east coast. Any leads?
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:01 PM   #2
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I would start with Yachtworld. Boattrader is another source. Good luck and welcome aboard.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:04 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. Lots of opportunities are available in your budget range. What features or styles are you favoring? Get aboard everything you can. Cruise the marinas. Talk to the owners. Most people love showing their boats.
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Welcome your in a great area to find them in your range both Larry and Dave have good advice above, best of luck
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Another good site is the Americas great Loop site, they have a good selection of reasonably priced trawlers, most have done the loop so are generally in quite good condition.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:35 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard Williwaw!!!

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Here is a basic search I ran on Yachtworld, as an example. 38 trawlers in the Mid-Atlantic region under $100k. Note, that I filtered for Fiberglass to avoid hits for wooden boats.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...rtByPriceAsc|0
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:50 AM   #7
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Here's a secret: It's not really that dark over here......
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Why perpetuate this "dark side" BS? I began appreciating power boats of exceptional design 10 or 15 years before selling our last cruising sailboat. Met some outstanding people in custom built boats, self-built vessels of their own design, and noteworthy stock powerboats. Knew enough by the time we were ready to trade that when an Albin-25 appeared on craigslist, we snapped it up; the Albin being trailerable anywhere, with a comfortable interior, yet economical.
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I am an aging sailor who now faces the inevitable conversion to power. Looking for a 32'-36' trawler under $100K (well under) on the mid-Atlantic east coast. Any leads?
Dear willi, I'm like you and found a good ol boat just when I was about to give up!
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:35 AM   #10
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I am an aging sailor who now faces the inevitable conversion to power. Looking for a 32'-36' trawler under $100K (well under) on the mid-Atlantic east coast. Any leads?
I ended with a Mainship Pilot 30 II after selling my sailboat. Wife doesn't need to climb stairs to the flybridge on the Pilot.
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