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Old 03-30-2017, 08:42 PM   #21
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What immediately came to my mind was those old Chris Craft cruisers, like this one.
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Good looking boat, but that much wood scares me
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:47 PM   #22
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Are the Bayliners really set up for long term cruising? They seem to be more acclimated to dock life...
Uh oh, them`s fighting words.
I don`t own one, others here do, there`s a 4588 on my marina, they don`t have massive engines for planing. People do cruise them, esp 4788s. My first thought when you first posted.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:54 PM   #23
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Uh oh, them`s fighting words.
I don`t own one, others here do, there`s a 4588 on my marina, they don`t have massive engines for planing. People do cruise them, esp 4788s. My first thought when you first posted.
Haha! Not looking to pick a fight... just trying to edumacate myself
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:55 PM   #24
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I think I'd be checking out some older Hatteras
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We ended up with a Gulfstar 44. With your budget you could get a Gulfstar 49 which is an amazing vessel that fits your specs. There is a half dozen available in Florida.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:24 PM   #26
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Bayliners are excellent cruising boats. Gulfstar is definitely worth considering as well.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:53 PM   #27
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Are the Bayliners really set up for long term cruising? They seem to be more acclimated to dock life. It is close, so it may be worth taking a look at.
Yes. The Hamiltons took their 4087 all over the PNW, operating more engine hours on that boat than most of us will. See more here:

Bayliner 4087 MV Dirona

The ones I see in my area seem to be advertised in the low 100 range.

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I am still a few years off from buying but do a search on YW occasionally. I search a bunch of different ways and sometimes with unusual search terms. Yesterday I came across the listing below. 47Ft, $90K, looks very well maintained, pictures show covered slip, and lots of aesthetic updates (granite counter tops, flat screen TV, window blinds, and modernized kitchen.). If I was buying now I would seriously consider this gal.

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When I first saw your post I also thought of the 4788 Bayliners. I knew a couple that had the 45' predecessor from 1985 that cruised it up and down the east coast. Bahamas and Keys in the winter and Maine in the summer. Also had a couple of friends with 4788 that cruised extensively. Don't write them off without a close look.
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Seeking a liveaboard trawler with 3 staterooms. Preferably 2 queens and set of bunks or v birth twins. Not looking for a project, but rather a LRC that is ready to go. The more self sufficient the better ie. watermaker, solar, etc. Don't want to be tied to a marina dock.

Seeking a boat for my family with 2 kids for long term cruising around Florida and the Bahamas. Prefer updated electronics and no teak decks. Economical low hp engines without a ton of hours. Preferably 1980's or newer.

Boats we like are the Cheoy Lee 46, Cheoy Lee 52, Defever 53. But we are open to any make that meets these requirements.

We live in Florida, so located in the SE US would be best.

Budget: 150k ish or less

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"I don`t own one, others here do, there`s a 4588 on my marina, they don`t have massive engines for planing. People do cruise them, esp 4788s. My first thought when you first posted."


I have owned two 45 Bayliners a 1986 and a 1988 each with 220 engines each one was as comfortable at 15 knots as it was at hull speeds of 8 knots of less. WOT was right near 20 knots but not quite.
The 47 we owned would cruise at about 17 knots and hit about 22 knots at WOT with 310 hp engines.


"Are the Bayliners really set up for long term cruising?"
Not sure what you mean buy this (or are looking for) but none of our boats were ever berthed at a dock and we travelled at least 1,000 n miles per season in the NE.
200 gals water / 48 waste / two heads / 440 fuel and a fuel use from near 4 nmpg at 6 mph up to about 0.95 nmpg at 19 mph.
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i would suggest take at look at Hatteras.. very comfortable boats!
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We own a 1988 CC 501. At 1200 rpm and 12 mph, the 6V92's and 20kw 4cyl Onan burn 8.5 gph TOTAL! I'm not sure if that makes it a trawler because she CAN cruise at 17 mph and burn 28 gph as well, with a top speed of 26 mph at ?gph, with the full enclosure open! We are thinking about selling after a 4 year $100,000 complete update w/new rub rail, bow rail, complete paint and bottom job by Diversifed (Ft Myers), custom crane, custom 12ft tender, new tan nonskid decks new interior and on and on. We Winter in Ft Myers Beach and haul/store at River Forest (West). 3 state rms (1 king 1 queen 2 bunks) 3 bath, 22cu ft fridge . Absolutely the finest 50ft CC in existence bar none. Would sell for more than the 150 you're looking for but much less, than you would expect. email jgdrd7605@verizon.net for specifics. Gary
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Buying a 30 yr old boat requires that you are either very handy or have very deep pockets. You do not need to be a professional plumber, electrician or diesel mechanic but the more you can do yourself the better it is. Our President is 35 yrs old and I do most of my own work and take classes every winter. Because of this hands on knowledge, a trip is never postponed and we have never been towed.
What he said.

As other's have said, be careful about getting such a large boat for cheap. It means it will need a lot of work and money to put into it.
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