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SailAway 64 | We Made an Offer on a Liveaboard Sailboat! | Sailing Around the World

September 7, 2019

do you wanna say away with me integral
part of the boat line process is going to look at boats we are in Richmond
Virginia we are going to get a look at three different folks this weekend first
one we’re going to like right now just got here and it is a hunter for sixty
two thousand one in Delta bill so we got about an hour drive and then tomorrow
two more so it’s full weekend help me find a good well we are on our way to book number
one for the weekend where this is what we actually technically flew up here for
it’s lower on the price range super low hours all these boats are very similar
in the fact that there this one is 104 60 one of them is 104 66 which is just a
couple years newer version of the 460 with a very minor differences the other
is a hundred thousand four seventy which is was supposed to be sort of a luxury
version of these made by a boat builder in Florida who partnered up with honnor
to do these things and the only way look make it to but anyway they’re all
related they’re very similar type books and so this one here is what we actually
came to see and we’re like you know it’s a three-hour drive or something like
that three and a half down to North Carolina where the other two boats are
so why not fly six hours so that we can then drive six hour round trip we have
to fly all the way up here and not going to see more boats
doesn’t make any sense so yeah we’re almost to the first boat hopefully it’s
as nice as it looks in the pics meantime look at this great scenery it’s lovely
up here this time of year all right well here we are this is
Gaston 460 hopefully my hands aren’t shaking too bad from cold
I’m very nice and can haul especially for a 2001 well this one you know
doesn’t have a ton of amenities but the price is good it’s got the basic stuff
that we want the really important things generator an AC got some definite dirty
top sides but yeah everything else just looks like it’s just dirt they got the
adjustable cockpit adjustable jib leads yeah below yeah there’s definitely some crazy to
these video baby no it’s very inconsistent and
I’m not sure why that is a wonder if try itself they decided like start sanding
and then seal it with but that side looks like wider in color the overall
tone of the wood I don’t mind at all it’s nicer you know in the newer ones
more varnish a little bit better continuity language so it’s got
whitefish I’d rather have an ice maker that’s cool it’s good spot for it may be
a good spot for it we use more ice than we do or I would
say wine I drink a lot you don’t really need it B to be nice right generally speaking add shape in here for
the price for sure day to you and you learn three and a half hour drive south
yeah we’re going to see a hundred Houston for 70s to 2001 only two ever
made that’s good or bad I think they were kind of overpriced
first base straight yeah just didn’t catch on obviously because I only sold
two of them yeah what I think was this I only saw one of them
all right so this is available market for a long time and I think it’s
probably just because it’s unusually got kind of unusual colors on the side and
stuff like that I mean it’s loaded yeah completely loaded so anyway I’m going to
take a look at it the destination is on your left
on the line hundred middle street oh all right that’s various terms cool pretty well
done I mean not that it wouldn’t be on to vote number three – first a day
but three all together this is a hunter 466 2004 yeah Morehead City just left
where we knew Bern Bern to see the hell’s m2400 466 we’ve seen a couple of
these already so super low hours it sounds like it’s pretty nice it looks
like it was we shall see that is off left recovers sure got it set up nice
station nice yeah not like a big thing but it is that this is whiter than the
actual yep don’t know why I do like I like the counter yeah it’s a
cage me where do you want me to go so here we are you know our sweet sweet
luxury accommodations and at the end of our whirlwind boat tour of the northern
south we got made fun of for calling this a trip to the north where it’s
really cold but it is really cold and to us this is now the north because we’re
so far south so it’s the northern south come sit yeah tell the people about the
boats oh so we saw three votes today that’s vacant this is on an all hunter
weekend because in our searches as we’ve shown you a bunch of those we’ve looked
at kind of circled around to the hotter for 60s for 66 and 49 s just because the
interior volume and layout is just it’s too good to pass up
plus when I got to looking into them a little heavier I mean their construction
is really kick-ass um you know people have differing opinions on the hunters
out there obviously we like because we had one but they’re they’re very very
solid boats being our trig is something that people just have to get used to
sailing it the right way yeah you’ll get to see whether we learn how to do that
or not hopefully yeah about yet not about yet but we kind of honed in on the
hunters for that reason just the amount of cabin space we needed the amount of
just overall space we needed overall features they just they come pretty much
packed with that stuff so the first but was 100 for
60 and talked a little bit about it I was really dirty which is fine it’s not
a knock on the boat itself we could see past the dirt but it just wasn’t set up
the way we needed it to be yeah this was a 2001 and the cheapest of any boats
that we’ve looked at so we were expecting a little dirt yes that thing
do you have to do a little bit and add some things to it but to get a you know
primo price that it would be worth worthwhile but yeah there was just a lot
of pieces and parts that just had that aged look you know some of the plastics
had yellowed in different places and the wood was very uneven just probably
hadn’t been particularly cared for over the years so places that got more white
or faded just kind of had a lot of that going on so we came out of that kind of
disappointed and then once all the second boat second foot we saw was the
hunter house some 470 now this is an unusual boat in that it’s based off 104
60 but it was a joint effort between hunter and Johan Johan Helsing jumpy
Nelson just a few it kind of just has all the bells and whistles in it has a
lot of the finishes and colors that you would expect a more of a like Island
Packet style every type but they did not catch on her
there was only to whoever made and you know it was like $200,000 more expensive
than the standard hunter hh4 60s back then so we like hunters but they’re not
intended to be the Cadillacs of you know but it’s a really cool boat so we
wouldn’t we went and saw it and I think because it’s such an unusual boat and
there were only two out there at all I think it’s just been overlooked because
people didn’t really know what they were looking at and it’s kind of it does have
a couple of unusual color choices inside that we kind of decided we we think we
like and can work with them that like is I think we can embrace them and make
them I think I like it more than you do yeah but the outside of the is bu before
so we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was and it is loaded with
everything practically everything we could want to go cruise and and detach
ourselves from you know land for months at a time if we wanted to so and the
price is crazy lows not as low as that first boat but it’s you know
Furcal host of it has on it it’s it’s surprising and so this is a boat that
supposedly had $200,000 worth of upgrades that is now basically just
duking it out on the market with all the other hundreds before 60s and for 66 and
so it’s depreciate yeah and it just wasn’t a concept that caught on so
nobody and nobody out there cares that it’s a wholesome right but it’s it’s
cool though but number three is a 2400 466 it was really really really nice the
owners have taken amazing care of it super low hours it’s like 600 hours on
the motor and really um couldn’t find any fault
with the boat it was it was super clean and polished and just not mark on it
anywhere just really really nice but I feel bad that we uh we already kind of
be very confused this one we wanted before we got there
2004 so it’s a newer boat that’s good and they did make some upgrades in the
hall and a few other things but it’s the highest priced of all these we’ve seen
down here and and it just doesn’t have the gear and the additions such as you
know it doesn’t have a thing he doesn’t have an arch or solar or wind you know
water maker these are all things that the Houston does have electronics are
dated their original electronics it just doesn’t make sense for us because the
price is just too good on the hunter helps them to not go that direction with
everything that it has included so we had a little interior design work to do
but that is like the only concession if you want to come with that so that is
the rundown of the boats we’ve seen this weekend’s and we have gone ahead made an
offer that’s not official yet I emailed him that to write up an offer for the
hunter Houston and we put that offer in at 150 K flat and
see what they come back at alright so that is it for this trip we’re gonna go
get some breakfast I don’t know what else we’re gonna do for the rest of
today now flight doesn’t leave for 4:45 and then we get into Palm Beach it like
9:00 so whirlwind trip as you look through season 5 and you wonder how we made it this far as you look through ceases that coming in you wonder how he made it


  • Reply waltguzman June 21, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Good to see you guys again!

  • Reply R. E. Hill June 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Center cockpit and aft main cabin… Not your cup of tea?

  • Reply Allyn Onderdonk June 21, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh wow I was totally wrong about the make of boat. The hardware on the boat made me think it was a Beneteau. I guess since it was pretty much a "two off" with a custom builder I was completely thrown….The length I was not but…everything else.

  • Reply wkw June 21, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Your offer is better than 10% less than asking! They shouldn't counter and be thankful! …."loaded" can mean all the electronics, gizmos and gadgets and mechanicals are on the later years, being 19 years old. Still a beautiful, unusual boat and worth the money/investment.

  • Reply gregory h June 22, 2019 at 1:28 am

    just a question would a 2000Jeanneau 52.2 Sun Odyssey Sailboat need a new mast price in 50,000.00 be in your range?

  • Reply Amber & Nena Dalydisanto June 22, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Wow, that was a nice boat, good luck you two!

  • Reply Doug Ford June 22, 2019 at 4:49 am

    You have made a very good choice. The hunter Helsen is a very good boat. Good Luck on your offer!!

  • Reply John Lord June 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Looks like she is in great condition 🙂
    Kind regards, John.

  • Reply Adolf Buttheimer June 22, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Sigh, yet another boring sailing channel. All copying each others..

  • Reply Anders Jakobsen June 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Hope you get it. I know Hunter only as a good boat. Fair winds ,,,,,/),,,,,,

  • Reply Venus Promos June 23, 2019 at 9:50 am

    love it … oh …. i think i seen yalls videos before on sosailize … you share on there ? Anyway .. good job .. keep it up 🙂

  • Reply Ian H June 23, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    IMO hunters are cheaply built boats built for the charter trade and structurally they are thin hulls and lower end rigging and gear. Mind you I’m comparing them to offshore built boats that I’ve sailed on. I’ve actually been sitting down below on a hunter 46 when sailing in 1-1.5 meter seas and we could watch the hull flex with the pressure from the waves. Not thrilled.

  • Reply Superform June 23, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    haha comparing a island packet to a hunter – the 460 has a Disp./Len.: 187.21 the IP 465 has Disp./Len.: 278.92 – IP's are sailboats, hunters are floating caravans.

  • Reply 2Moza June 24, 2019 at 7:08 am

    good luck

  • Reply Steven Haldane June 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Good luck with the Helsen, lt was nice and my favourite ?

  • Reply corey haynes June 25, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Good luck on the new sailboat hope it all works out Green's one of my favorite colors. Glad to see you're back out here with the new video cheers

  • Reply Sailing New Beginning June 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see the new adventures on yalls new sailboat! Happy sailing ⛵️ ?

  • Reply Bob Hamilton June 25, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Not sure what it looks like in person, but I love the green counters in the head. The contrast with the wood is outstanding (I think anyway).

  • Reply Clay Farnet June 26, 2019 at 2:12 am

    ??? good luck!

  • Reply changeurlife34 June 26, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Hello from New Jersey… hope to see you in the Caribbean!!

  • Reply Jock Campbell June 26, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Congratulations on your purchase, I hope it serves your requirements well.

    My assumption would be that your requirements are to jolly around the Caribbean or coastal waters of the US, as that is really all your Hunter is good for. Please don't go crossing any oceans in this vessel as it may not be quite sufficiently robust to endure such strenuous conditions.

  • Reply Eric Dove June 27, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I got a little idea this hunt aint over yet! Dang you guys are killing me! 😉

  • Reply POPPY 1776 June 28, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Love the looks of early 2000 Hunters, Great Boats

  • Reply ThatOldGuyPlayingCSGO June 29, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I'm afraid (unless there is something in then vid I haven't seen yet) The first boat has been majorly damaged hence 2 different colors to the interior wood work and the massive damage to the starboard hull..

  • Reply Bobby Davis July 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Her eyes and face, say she is not onto the boat thing as much as he is!! She looks like her mind is somewhere else.

  • Reply Edson Dantas July 17, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Parabéns muito belo a embarcação que ela traga muitas alegrias para você é está linda rainha e princesa Deus abençoe você amigo e está linda gatinha

  • Reply Eric haskell August 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Always a concern matching the boat with usage. A world traveling boat could be a fifteen footer or a hundred, double ender traditional blue water or a coastal cruiser. How to choose? What amenities must it have at purchase, what can be added? Bow thruster, auxiliary power generator, water maker or large water storage? How much weight can you add? Fast upwind or who cares? Fixed dodger or removable, lots of interior wood or spartan? Good luck.

  • Reply Claire Phaneuf September 7, 2019 at 12:42 am


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