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Old 09-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #8
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Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
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RE: Trawler Information...DeFever vs. Island Gypsy vs. Cheoy Lee

TEXTrawler wrote:
Hello to the forum and starting to look at purchasing a trawler/cruiser. As background we plan to cruise the Gulf Coast and eventually cruise the Bahamas and on down to the Virgin Islands.

Two of us will always be on the boat but we plan to have family and friends visit for different parts of our cruising adventure so we'd like to have the ability to sleep six.

Budget will probably have us looking at boats built in the 1980' the 43-48 foot range.

Anyway, would love feedback from everyone on the quality and any know issues*regarding DeFevers, Island Gypsies, and Cheoy Lee trawlers? Thanks in advance for any information and insights.*

TEXTrawler - I know there may not be too many in your neck of the woods... err waters*- but - I recomend you look into Tollycraft 44, 45 and 48' yachts.* Built in USA with super good Ed Monk design and exceptional build quality throughout.* Yachtworld has plenty of examples.* Good Luck! - Art
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