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Old 09-07-2014, 07:38 PM   #41
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Our's bigger than most all - sleeps 14, five heads and parties 50
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #42
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When we had out 36' Euro sedan style trawler our kids were still at home. We had two small sleeping areas. I drew up plans for when they had left the nest. It had one large stateroom forward with a center line queen sized berth. The head was fine as it had a shower tub combination. It gave us room for large hanging locker and scads of drawer storage. Also there was a desk. I had a retired Chris-Craft factory woodworker that was going to do the conversion for me. It would have been beautiful. We sold the boat, but the plans are still around here somewhere.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #43
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I like having an extra bead rooms for guest. Boat has 3 bead rooms although one is two single bunks, the couch in the salon converts to a double. The boat is always full after home football games; we have slept 8 with no one on the floor. We just had twin granddaughters and expect to sleep 10 soon.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:06 AM   #44
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The Resort 35 is a charterers delight. From memory, 3 sleeping cabins (staterooms they are not)and accommodation in the saloon & dining area. 2 heads.
Charter coys claim they "sleep 10", hopefully good friends at the start; at the end, who knows? Somehow, they has a remarkably spacious cockpit too, plus a decent FB.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:22 AM   #45
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A single stateroom 40'er would be our ideal boat, but we are decidedly minimalist by nature. I would assume a single stateroom vessel would have copious amounts of proper storage.

Unfortunately, I think builders feel forced to meet what they perceive as market demand: 472 stateroom, in a 12' boat. The result means access to systems gets tighter and tighter... until it actually reaches the point where it sucks.

Our 42 would make a great single-stateroom boat. That certainly would have been the option we would have chosen, if offered.

But all the originals were two staterooms, plus separate head and shower. No optional layouts. The more current models still have two stateroom, but now two (wet) heads. Yuck.

But I think they're looking at a different market than me.

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Old 09-12-2014, 05:51 PM   #46
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On our Jefferson 45 we have a queen aft with walk around with lots of storage with shower and head. Main saloon with two comfortable recliners with the Gally down and a drop table that would only sleep a child( not happening). Forward v bunks with head. When we do have guest they can not sleep because of wave noise, no noise in aft cabin.We are living aboard full time now ,and have access to a apt here at Harbor C ay Club so guest can rent a room. Get the boat you want with what you need and want the guest will deal with what you got. 6 for happy hour 4 for dinner 2 for sleeping .
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:29 AM   #47
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>Unfortunately, I think builders feel forced to meet what they perceive as market demand: 472 stateroom, in a 12' boat.<

Actually builders love bunks , not much is simpler to build or at lower cost.

The mistake I usually see is because of DREAMS the family might visit all at once the vessel has to hold an army.

This usually leads to a boat that frightens the owners as its too much to handle , and very expensive to operate , repair and simply maintain.

So it ends up a dockside cottage, and dreams of cruising never are fulfilled.
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:01 AM   #48
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We have two cabins, two heads. The second cabin had bunk beds but the PO cut the top one back to a bookshelf and the lower bunk is like a super twin. We expect my mother in law to cruise with us sometimes and this will work perfect. If another couple joins us they will likely sleep in the saloon. We will have a curtain that closes off the saloon from the galley, helm and forward cabins and heads.
my mother in law cruises with us - in the dingy.
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:09 AM   #49
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Fortunatley my MIL and I get along very well. If she'd only stop trying to feed me! Apparently I look emmaciated to her so the food comes non-stop.
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Old 09-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #50
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Definitely buy the boat that fits your needs and wants . Don't worry about the resale and sacrifice your comfort and lifestyle. With the costs I f new boats the resale shouldn't be an issue if you take good care it.
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:19 PM   #51
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IMO you need to look at enough boats so that you will never get on a similar class boat and say you wish you had seen that one before you bought
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:26 PM   #52
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IMO you need to look at enough boats so that you will never get on a similar class boat and say you wish you had seen that one before you bought
Great advice and it is free to look!
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:14 PM   #53
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As usual I'm happy to see our post resulted in some good discussion and of course strong opinions. Even with all the great input including a few concerns on resale we plan to stay the course and build this boat for us and not worry so much on resale. The boat is just small enough though pushing it when you consider the LOA (under 44') that some will see the benefits of our choice when the time comes to sell (hopefully not within 8 years). I'm sure this will comment will generate some additional opinions so let them come.

We visited the Newport Beach Boat Show over the weekend and was pleased see a few more boats and a great turn out. Our favorite boats were the new Nordhavn 76 and new Hinckley 50'. Two totally different boats but wow! Reports from the Seattle Boat Show was similar, hopefully the market is turning around for the best.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:22 PM   #54
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As usual I'm happy to see our post resulted in some good discussion and of course strong opinions. Even with all the great input including a few concerns on resale we plan to stay the course and build this boat for us and not worry so much on resale. The boat is just small enough though pushing it when you consider the LOA (under 44') that some will see the benefits of our choice when the time comes to sell (hopefully not within 8 years). I'm sure this will comment will generate some additional opinions so let them come.

We visited the Newport Beach Boat Show over the weekend and was pleased see a few more boats and a great turn out. Our favorite boats were the new Nordhavn 76 and new Hinckley 50'. Two totally different boats but wow! Reports from the Seattle Boat Show was similar, hopefully the market is turning around for the best.
As always when time to resell comes around there will be some who won't consider it because it doesn't have the extra bedroom. But then there will be that one couple that says, "Thank goodness a boat with decent stateroom for us and not wasting the space for bedrooms we'll never use."
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