A 1979 C&C 40 Sailboat is for sale in Mattapoissett, Massachusetts and Captain Q is here to review and assess the layout and condition. This one is going to need an owner to invest some time and elbow grease to bring her back up to race-worthy condition.
We head south this week to Rhode Island and found a 1984 Alden 44' Cutter rig in spectacular condition... fresh varnish work, a Yanmar diesel with under 900 hours... just a lovely classic "yachty" sailboat for sale. Take a look!!!
Finding a 64' (25m) Schooner Sailboat for sale in Belfast, Maine this week, Captain Q, has discovered the ultimate ocean adventure vessel capable of taking you and your crew anywhere in the world. It feels like an 80-85' ship.... and there's so much to cover we barely scratched the surface....
We find a masterfully designed and built sailboat for sale this week in Rockland, Maine - a 1985 Morris 36 -------------price just reduced to $149,500 ------------- Captain Q also managed to track down and convince the boat designer, Chuck Paine, to sit down and chat about the design characteristics. Also, stay tuned for a special message from the captain regarding the owner....
Finding this incredibly designed sailboat for sale in the backwoods of Maine took some trekking but was well worth the trip. This is a 1979 Pacific Seacraft Orion Sailboat for sale is a "40 foot boat packed into the body of a 27-footer". We found it on the top of a mountain on a Bison ranch. It has more than you would imagine any 27' sailboat might have.... it's not perfect but it's also about 1/2 the price of the lowest one on the market. You just have to see it!
This week, Captain Q finds a one-owner 1999 39’ Shannon Cutter rig Sailboat for sale. Having undergone a major refit in 2005 & 2006, this sailboat is ready for offshore, bluewater cruising, whether that's in the Caribbean, trans-Atlantic, or circumnavigation. This boat was up over $400k new so the $109k price is a real saving for what feels like a new boat.
A Sparkman & Stephens Yankee 38 classic racing sailboat for sale is found in Southern Maine this week. She's a beautiful sailboat and would make for a great club racer, an overnight coastal weekender, or just a pretty boat in any harbor. Join us to check out a really neat boat with an elegant interior.
Captain Q hunts down a very different boat this week - this one is perfect for sailors who might just be ready for more ease and comfort in their life.... and also want to bring a pile of grandkids with them. It's a great price and Captain Q is tempted by how easy it is to shove off and go adventure.... 1989 Nordhavn 46 Pilothouse Trawler
A "cute" sailboat for sale is described by Captain Q as "The Biggest Little Boat I've Ever Seen" and that sums up what a great Ted Brewer-designed yawl sailboat this is. At $15,900, this family cruising sailboat has a lot to show for it -- a nearly new engine (cost of $12k), fresh sails (circa 2010), and numerous other upgrades and enhancements. Is this boat perfect? No.... but it could be sailed tomorrow if you wanted to.
Happy New Year!!! Hooray for 2021!!!! We were somehow fortunate to have something to celebrate in 2020, thanks to our viewers!! You have inspired & motivated us since we launched our little channel. We take a quick look back and rate each of our 3 most-favorite sailboats to wrap up the year..... well, plus one bonus pick. Which one is your pick of the year??
Captain Q finally takes the plunge and buys himself a boat! No, this is not a P.B. (perfect boat) but it sure will make for a lot of fun.... and it's trailerable. It also happens to be the most highly-produced production boat ever made..... what does he surprise Ran-day with??
A harrowing story of a pirate attack on this steel sailboat, Gandalf, in 2005 is brought back to life as Captain Q discovers she is for sale in Beverly, MA. Watch and hear how her clever skipper survived with some swift moves and a helpful travel mate.... you've got to hear this crazy story!!
With another fantastic deal on a classic Swedish ketch sailboat for sale in Maine, Captain Q finds a 1974 Vindo 50 (a 35-footer) for $39,000USD. This proven Bluewater sailboat has been around the world and been cruising the east coast of the US and has been the primary vessel for the owner to chronicle the rugged coast of Maine (see the book link below).
With another fantastic deal on a sailboat for sale in Maine, Captain Q finds a 1966 Cal 40 - a ground-breaking classic racing yacht. This sailboat was a pioneering effort from Bill Lapworth, who shook up the entire yacht design industry with this design - the Cal 40 went on to win numerous open bluewater open-ocean races - the Transpac, the Newport-Bermuda Race, etc. This one is unlisted.... seller info is below....
Looking at a proven bluewater sailboat for sale, a Cat Ketch Freedom 35, Captain Q gives us a little background history on the origins of the Cat boat, the ketch, and how the Cat Ketch became a race-winning design, combining ingenuity and simplicity. This one needs some cleaning up and some TLC but could be a great adventure platform for the right person(s) seeking Freedom! 🙂
This week, we find a newer sailboat for sale compared to our usual 60s/70s/80s classics. This one is also quite a bit more expensive then our normal price range so we decided to check out this sleek 1997 Beneteau 461 and see if it's worth the extra $$$. See if Captain Q might take a liking to this "newer" boat (that is over 20 years old)... does it meet his criteria??!
A cleverly designed 41' Cheoy Lee Offshore 41' sailboat for sale is found in Georgetown, Maine this week. We are smitten with many of the unique features - the standup nav station, the spacious aft cabin, the crazy-big salon lounge settee, and the toe-over-toe V-berth. All around just a very special sailboat suitable as a liveaboard or coastal cruiser. Asking $59,000 (details below)
Finding yet another amazing deal on a sailboat for sale in Maine, Captain Q finds a 1974 Scheel 45 - a center cockpit ketch sailboat. This design has some amazing features; 6'4" standing room, double-entry fridge, electric winches, walk-in engine room, walk-in generator room, a bathtub in the master head(what!!!?), and a second aft cockpit off of the master stateroom!! With an impressively long waterline (39') this comfortable and spacious cruiser may not stay on the market in the time that it took us to record and post it!!!
A Catalina 25 is our classic sailboat for sale found for the bargain price of $6500 this week in Freeport, Maine. One of the most popular boats of all time with a total production of over 5,000 boats, this is the ultimate weekend family & friend adventure coastal cruising platform. With her low draft she'd be great in any location - the coast of Maine, the Chesapeake, you pick! Equipped with a great little outboard motor, a clean & fresh interior, this classic "VW Bug of Boats" is one to make sailing affordable and attainable for anyone!
A Pearson Vanguard 33 classic sailboat is found for sale in Freeport, Maine this week for only $14,000. It’s a little extra work to uncover this nicely kept yacht, but Captain Q is ready to dig under the wrapping and show us what’s great about this lovely cruising sailboat and what areas could use some love. We discover a few new things; a sea swing, a stuffing box, and a retro tiller aboard this lovely Phil Rhodes design from the 1960s.
Finding a very sleek Beneteau First 435 racer/cruiser sailboat under a bridge, Captain Q gets to climb aboard and review all the clever designs by Germán Frers. This one needs just a little bit of love (teak decks) but is a remarkable boat at a fantastic price, currently listed at $66,000.
Of note: This is a very similar design (thanks to Germán) to the Nautor's Swan boats he designed - so with this boat, you'd be getting an exceptional Swan-like design at a more modest price (Used Swan sailboats in this size are fetching around $110,000).
This week, Captain Q gets to climb aboard a very special yacht - a 1970 Hinckley Bermuda 40 with a history and story that is unparalleled. Its condition is remarkable and it also happens to be one of the best prices on the market, currently listed at $89,500. You can't believe all the places this special sailboat has been.... especially given its remarkable condition. Does this sailboat get the highest Captain Q rating yet?
You won't find this classic sailboat for sale on any website or classified listing. The only way you'll find her is if you are trolling the New England highways looking for great deals..... which is exactly how Capt Q found this beauty driving along the coast of New Hampshire. This week we travel to Portsmouth, NH to look at a gorgeous 1969 Bristol 39 - similar to the Hinckley Bermuda 40 but at less than 1/2 the price
Attention Bluewater sailboat seekers!! Captain Q heads to Southwest Harbor, Maine to check out a very special vessel. A clever deal was found on this Stevens 47, a sister ship to the more expensive Hylas 47. See what makes this sailboat special and how it's the ultimate adventure platform.
Captain Q visits an Allied Seabreeze 35 'on the hard' in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and finds a classic beauty sailboat that's been lovingly cared for for decades. She's ready for cruising trips along the New England coast or just take her off to Bermuda and take advantage of her shoal draft! Fastidiously maintained by a former navy man, this boat is a total bargain.
We're in North Qunicy, MA to review a Waquiez Amphitrite 43 listed at a bargain price of $39,900. Is this the ultimate world-cruising, bluewater sailboat? Captain Q visits North Quincy, MA. Fatty Goodlander thinks this is the boat to cruise the world with and he knows a thing or two about what makes a great ocean cruiser. Ergonomics, price, comfort, safety are all things we talk about with this seemingly great deal.
Captain Q visits Harpswell, Maine to check out why this amazing boat, A Frers & Cibilis (F&C) 44, with a proven track record as an open ocean racing winner, is on the market for 60% off!?!? What's the catch? Is it seaworthy? Is it as impressive in person?