Yacht 34ft 2017 Benford Dory junk Rigged Schooner; 20k new

  • 15 Jan 2020 11:55
    Reply # 8579765 on 8578704
    Anonymous wrote:

    It seems a bargain to me (without having seen it). The sails are rubbish, and will need replacing, and the interior needs finishing, but the basics look good. The electrical installation look amazingly well done, but there is much too much of it!

    Trust me on this Andrew, it's big enough. No singlehander should have or needs to have a boat bigger than this. It's a question of adapting your lifestyle to the boat you should have, rather than getting a boat big enough to fit your present lifestyle into. Don't be over-boated!

    In your position, I would complete the galley, but turn the space presently allocated to a chart table into your art studio. Navigation these days can be done on a tablet, just as well as on a stack of expensive paper charts.


    i hear you, the first junk i looked at was a colvin gazelle, and it was an old steely and a bit worn out, what turned me off was my head scraped the ceiling. i would get a sore neck being slightly hunched over all the time. or i would get injury with a jolt. I would like a little head room. Im still tempted by the ally' freedom ketch in langkawi bay 37' swing keel, aluminium, twin masts carobon, german built. 6'7" headroom,sabb motor/ etc



  • 15 Jan 2020 11:49
    Reply # 8579711 on 8573450

    hows that, i must have cast a spell, it sold!

    Last modified: 15 Jan 2020 11:49 | Anonymous member
  • 15 Jan 2020 09:28
    Reply # 8578704 on 8573450

    It seems a bargain to me (without having seen it). The sails are rubbish, and will need replacing, and the interior needs finishing, but the basics look good. The electrical installation look amazingly well done, but there is much too much of it!

    Trust me on this Andrew, it's big enough. No singlehander should have or needs to have a boat bigger than this. It's a question of adapting your lifestyle to the boat you should have, rather than getting a boat big enough to fit your present lifestyle into. Don't be over-boated!

    In your position, I would complete the galley, but turn the space presently allocated to a chart table into your art studio. Navigation these days can be done on a tablet, just as well as on a stack of expensive paper charts.

  • 15 Jan 2020 02:17
    Reply # 8575862 on 8573450

    Hi Andrew,

    I have been listing and updating this advert for the last 12 months or so on the JRA website. The boat was built by a very good builder who died shortly before it was completed the person who has it now bought it and sailed it from the Fraser coast down to the Gold Coast. It has been lying on a mooring now for over a year and is appearing a bit neglected (according to Graham Cox who saw it a while ago). The new owners have reduced the price significantly and it looks like a good deal. Graham says that there has been some rot in the deck which has not been repaired very well and there is still some work needed to complete it.

  • 14 Jan 2020 20:43
    Message # 8573450

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coomera/sail-boats/yacht-34ft-2017-benford-dory-junk-rigged-schooner-price-reduction/1235826625

    I just came across this, and it seems a bargain. cost 120k in materials and judging by the electronics was built to a meticulous standard. It needs a gally. I am not sure it big enough for me, as I am 6'2" and there doesnt seem to be the room i need to carry art junk. excuse pun. its basically a brand new boat.

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