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Old 03-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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Smile Colvic Victor 40 ketch

Hii everyone. My first post on cruiserlog but have read for a while before joining.

My partner and I are looking at becoming liveaboards in the UK. We think we're okay with where we will tie up but there's a range of boats to consider and the cost/length ratio in marinas. Under 12 metres seems to make quite a difference in berthing costs and ther are various steps up/down from there.

We've looked at a number of boats and in terms of space available against a given length a Colvic Victor 40 seems a good consideration. We'd be really interested to hear from anyone who has experience of these yachts both from the point of liveaboard suitability and how they sail. We don't want something that's great to saty on but a slug to sail so we're looking for something that I guess would have to be a compromise.

We'd also be interested to hear of alternatives that would be in the same general price and type bracket. Thanks in advance for any responses


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Old 03-10-2014, 03:17 AM   #2
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Not one I'd heard of before so I did some Googling. Pretty looking ketch.

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Old 03-10-2014, 06:07 AM   #3
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There are so very many choices you have. If you wnat more than a liveaboard/weekend sailing boat--you might take a look and read up on bluewater boats here Sailboat Reviews of Offshore Cruising Yachts : Bluewaterboats.org

What is your sailing experience so far? Have you gone out and test sailed one of these boats? or another? What sort of sailing do you like to do right now? What works for one cruiser won't work at all for another soul. Knowing yourself and what you like is really important to your boat choice. Quite a range of prices on YW on these boats--depending on condition and age--and there are so many boats you could get instead if desired.
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