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Old 12-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #81
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My opinion the most important thing when looking for an older 100 thousand $ trawler is how the previous owners kept the boat. A meticulous past owner could be selling you a bargain on the other hand previous owners that have allowed things to slip or have not sought out and dealt with hidden issues could be passing off a maintenance bomb. Unfortunately not all surveyors are created equal and many things are missed even in a good survey. If you go for a boat get the best surveyor you can find and that is usually not the one the broker suggests. In choosing a surveyor the broker may be in conflict of interest with you. The broker needs quick service and may not like a picky surveyor that may kill deals and you want a very picky person. Also you should be aware that you may need more than one survey since engines and some mechanical and electronics are not always in the realm of a standard survey and those items on a replacement basis may account for a good chunk of your 100 grand.
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I am a newbie on this forum. We bought our first boat 6 months ago. We traveled all over looking at different boats, went to dealers and looked at new and used boats. It took about 6 months of climbing all over different ones before we finally found the right one. Have fun looking and you will know when the right one comes along.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:40 AM   #84
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A trawler in good condition under $100k is called......a Carver!!!!...
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:36 PM   #85
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Grand Banks 42

You may be able to find a Grand Banks 42 for around $100K.
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No matter what you pick out, don't spend the whole 100K on the purchase. You'll need to fix something.
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You may be able to find a Grand Banks 42 for around $100K.
I do believe there is one the Kolive is selling...at $84k. It may be a 36...check classifieds. Looks like a nice boat.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:45 PM   #88
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Here is a nice 47" Marine Trader Sundeck with 3 staterooms for $94k.

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If I had $100K to spend on a boat, I'd buy a $50K boat and have enough left over to "make it mine" with cash reserves for the inevitable unexpecteds.
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A trawler in good condition under $100k is called......a Carver!!!!...


Sooo.... interested in your thoughts on Carver. The good the bad and the ugly. P. M. Me if you'd prefer. Thanks!!
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Sooo.... interested in your thoughts on Carver. The good the bad and the ugly. P. M. Me if you'd prefer. Thanks!!
Sooo first...the ugly. They are ugly....hahaha!!! Seriously, I do not like the styling of the newer ones. I do like the styling of the ones from around 15 years ago...like mine. Maybe 1995-2003ish. They went to the bleach bottle styling around 2001 but there was a lot of overlap in the "classic" design so you may find a 2002 or 2003 that is not bleach bottle. Also, around the same time(2003) they started using Volvo almost exclusively. Not sure if that is bad or good but you can be the judge on that.

Overall, it is a decently engineered boat. Surprisingly well engineered. I am not saying that you will want to go offshore in heavy seas. But for a coastal cruiser it is perfectly suitable. I can tell you that it is a better engineered boat than Mainship. The systems are more "thorough" as is the owner's manual. The owner's manual is damn near airline grade. Complete with system schematics as well as wiring as well as parts numbers and lists. AND, you can call somebody to chase down those parts or at least they can point you in the right direction. Oh, the windows don't leak. About 80% of Taiwanese trawlers have stained wood where windows have leaked. THe only time these leak is if you leave a window open.

I think the value leader in this pack would be the Carver 440. They made them from 1993 I think until 1997. If you are familiar, it followed and is an upgraded version of the highly regarded 4207(I think that is the official model). The 445 followed that which was an upgraded version(but still the same basic design) of the 440. They only made them in 97 and 98 and are hard to find. If I were boatless and looking, this is the boat I would get. Cummins power(mostly CTAs but I have seen one with BTAs...which would be underpowered if you want to plane). It is just a ton of boat for the money. The earlier 440s were Cat power and later version were Cummins power. I have a close friend that just completed the loop in a 440(Cat 3116s)...no sweat at all.

If you would like more, feel free to PM me.
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Whatever you decide get diesel engines and a fiber glass hull
If you get a single engine be sure to have a bow thruster.
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