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Kiwi Breeze is in a 12m berth at GH Village - just along from my house. He made the bowsprit fold up. Fits in, JUST. She is a nice example of her type, but once into that price range there are lots of options - maybe even this https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/auction-2440876593.htm?rsqid=afc5575475ba423ebc795c3991151a3c-003 but not in that berth!

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Old.  Wood.  Carvel Planked.  (1 1/4" NZ Kauri)  High Maintenance.  Thats my boat. 60 years old. 17 years into my ownership of her and never touched the hull, for any repair or maintenance that I

In which case you will be wanting a brand new boat then. Every boat needs maintenance doesn't matter what it's made of in my experience, Steel rusts, Aluminium corrodes and paint flakes, Fibregla

I've got a 2005 Beneteau First 40.7 I reckon would meet your criteria. It's been to Fiji twice, my wife and I sail it easily, not sure about 6'4" headroom but 6'2" son wanders around inside no trouble

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43 minutes ago, Priscilla II said:

No rocket ship but pretty well sorted.

Considering the local vigorous prevailing SW 110 hp yanmar will see you right.
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Nice setup good kit and we'll sorted. But timber Glassed I presume. Thanks

 

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8 minutes ago, Priscilla II said:

You get what you pay for.

Space doesn’t come cheap but sort your priorities.

What have you shortlisted post it and take advantage of this forums wisdom.

 

Thought I had?...  40', $250k, 6'4" headroom in saloon and shower. Big double grunter, GRP, fast cruiser, offshore capable, the rest of my list I can add.

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12 minutes ago, Island Time said:

Kiwi Breeze is in a 12m berth at GH Village - just along from my house. He made the bowsprit fold up. Fits in, JUST. She is a nice example of her type, but once into that price range there are lots of options - maybe even this https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/auction-2440876593.htm?rsqid=afc5575475ba423ebc795c3991151a3c-003 but not in that berth!

I wish... Dollars a bit high for me.

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11 hours ago, Island Time said:

My Neighbour has one of those, Kiwi Breeze. She sails pretty well for what she is, but significantly slower than the Bene 1st OR the 1220... HUGE interior and cockpit for her size, must be 2x that of the 1220...

 

The one in the advert says its 13m? So more like 43ft? Would explain why she's roomier...

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1 hour ago, raz88 said:

The one in the advert says its 13m? So more like 43ft? Would explain why she's roomier...

There are 2 versions, the original Kiwi Breeze, Polly and others at 12m, and then the stretched version at 13m, Business First and the one on trademe (rather overpriced in my view)

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Agree Hanses are also a good option and probably the top sailing performer amongst the Euro ‘plastic fantastics’. But I’ve rejected a couple of used ones that didn’t seem to have withstood the test of time so well. And I gather most of the big charter operators found they suffered much worse wear & tear than the Ben/Jen/Bav boats under heavy charter use so they’ve mostly stopped buying them.

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