In saying that though HT, Whiting never laid Teak "Veneer" like some boats tend to have. It was a real McCoy decent thickness Teak Timber laid down and providing the owner did not scrub the heck our of it, the deck has the ability to last many years.
Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:04 AM
who took over the building of whiting yachts after pauls death?
see so many Spencers for sale,was owned by john built by john,last yacht i recall john building and owning was Hey Jude mid 70s
Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:59 PM
So I checked out the Whiting 39, she is an ex charter boat and is a bit of a project down below.
Basically good bones and the work is nothing anyone with good DIY skills and could not fix, but quite a lot of time required .
The woodwork side of things should not cost much in terms of materials but the plumbing/wiring/sytems etc could add up.
The motor is near new and at 55HP should be ample, squabs all need replacing.
Rig looks OK but would need a thorough scrub through, not sure about the sails.
Would be good value at the right price, I dont have the time for the work.
Yes boats have come down in price quite a bit in perhaps the last three or four years, I'm not sure why. By way of example It didn't seem that long ago when Farr 1220's were around 220K , a very tidy one sold recently for 120K, lots of stuff that does not seem to be moving, but then I have seen quite a few boats that did not "present well" shall we say.
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