Thanks guys for your much appreciated input:
We're lookin to slide into retirement with our feet up - that old girl looks like she needs more than just a washing machine and central vac!!
we would very much like to be in touch with Baldpaul and Arctic Traveler and get their thoughts about our thoughts - found an email address for Arctic but not Baldpaul - do you have a contact for him?
Enlisting a broker is very much on our to-do list asap. We understand that there are buyers brokers in the US who work exclusively for a buyer and can deal with all listings, paperweork. We are waiting on word back from some Kiwi mates who have just purchased a Jefferson 42 in Florida with the assistance of a buyers broker - they are loading the ship in WPB as we speak enroute to NZ. Unfortunately, he is based in Florida and we would prefer to deal with someone on the ground on the West Coast. We are very open to recommendations for a broker from any of you in the Trawler Community.