We continue to explore the best used boat bargains on our classifieds marketplace. Here you can sell and buy used boats, accessories, berths, find the right idea for your vacation, and even look for and offer jobs! Today we have scouted for you five used boats from 11 to 15 meters: perfect companions for your cruise. We present them in ascending order of length. A safe used car: guarantees the Sailing Newspaper!
FIVE USED BOATS BETWEEN 11 AND 15 METERS
The first of the used boats we offer, at a decidedly attractive price, is a Beneteau First 38 (11.73 m x 3.91 m): we are talking about Jean Berret’s 1983 design.
One of the most successful Firsts of the 1980s, even today its sailing performance is of excellence. Especially the “S” version, which had a bulb as long as 2.10 m in lead (instead of 1.50 of the short cast-iron version) and a shaft increased by 60 cm. A total of 250 were produced. The deck equipment is very complete, with as many as eight winches, and the cockpit is well organized. Inside, the square can be turned into a double bunk, the space above the sofas can be used as a makeshift bunk. Toward the bow is a cabin with a V-bed and toilet. Aft, two more cabins with shared toilets. On either side of the descent, L-shaped kitchen and charting. Solid construction.
The boat for sale has a teak deck and is powered by a Mitsubishi 42 horsepower.
We continue with the second of the boats used in the review: this is a Dehler 39 CWS (11.86 m x 3.30 m). A very special boat, produced in about sixty examples from 1990 to 1992. Van De Stadt’s design calls for the maximum width to be rather forward, with rather fine aft sections.
As for the sail plan, a rig with a large mainsail and a self-tacking jib not at the masthead was planned. Looking at the layout of the deck equipment, with all maneuvers within reach of the helmsman (some models had an electric winch), it is clear that the intent was to favor sailing with a very small crew or, even, solo.
Inside, the square is dominated by a large horseshoe-shaped dinette and a broadside kitchen. There could have been two or three cabins. The finishes were in classic wood or clear lacquer versions.
The version we offer is from 1992, has three cabins and a bathroom, and can be seen in Monfalcone (Gorizia). It underwent a full refitting between 2016 and 2019.
The third of the used boats we are telling you about today is a Hanse 385 (11.40 m x 3.88 m). Here is the successor to the Hanse 375, one of the German shipyard’s most successful models.
The Judel/Vrolijk firm, for this Hanse 385, increased volumes by about 20 percent over the 375. Maneuvers run largely recessed into the deckhouse, the transom can be folded down: there is no shortage of Hanse trademarks, such as the self-tacking jib.
The model for sale, from 2016 and visible in Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD), has two large double cabins and a bathroom, as well as a removable teak stern platform. Heating system, winter cover, mainsail furling, are just some of the many accessories for the perfect cruise with which the boat is equipped.
The fourth of the boats used under the lens is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 DS (12.20 m x 3.95 m). In production from 2000 to 2004, this Daniel Andrieu design was offered in three versions (three cabins and one bathroom, three cabins and one bathroom, and three cabins and two bathrooms) and is still a very comfortable cruiser.
The great special feature of the boat, however, lies in the cockpit. The wheel steering, an unusual solution for a 40′, is located on the starboard side with the helmsman’s station advanced behind the deckhouse. This allows for XXL spaces in the cockpit, with an L-shaped starboard seat complementing the aft one and the “normal” one on the port side.
The model we propose is in the two-cabin version, a solution that favors the spacious forward master cabin and the large U-shaped galley in the saloon. Hull from 2003 equipped with every accessory, can be seen in Marina di Carrara (MS).
We close our review of used boats with a model for those ready to cast off their moorings and sail around the world. We are talking about a Hallberg-Rassy 49 Ketch (14.96 m x 4.42 m).
Classic hull, long and narrow, designed this time for the Swedish company by Olle Enderlein (in collaboration with Christoph Rassy) who opted for a high freeboard (heavy displacement, 18 tons), nearly flush deck with deckpilot gathered in a truncated pyramid shape. The capacity of the water (1400 liters) and fuel oil (765 liters) tanks is remarkable for a long sailing range, under the buoyancy of a sail plan that is beginning to be challenging (112 sq. m.). The stern is truncated, and numerous portholes in the side and skylights on the deck provide excellent lighting and ventilation of the rooms.
The boat began production with a ketch rig in 1987, followed by the sloop model: it went out of production in 1992 after 89 launched. The model for sale dates back to the early days (in fact, it is from 1987) and can be seen in Croatia. The new engine, a Volvo Penta 140 horsepower, was installed in 2017.The boat has three cabins, two bathrooms, tiller angle, radar, teak side walkways and cockpit, bow thruster, webasto heating, spiroidal rigging…
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