Quest 30’ Beauty for sale in the U.S.

  • 13 Apr 2019 17:29
    Message # 7280831

    I got all excited when I saw an ad on Craigslist for this junk rigged beauty, especially as it was listed at $1,900! I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the boat! Turns out the price has another zero in it. My heart broke a little but I told the owner I’d post it here for him. Such a sweet boat! Located in Vineyard Haven, MA $19,000

    “The Sail vessel Quest is an adaption of a William Atkins design he called "Tern". She is fiberglass strip-plank constructed. Between 2002 and 2006 she was rebuilt, re powered with with a 27 hp Yanmar Deisel and re rigged to Chinese Junk Rig. Please watch the video for more info or call me at 774 563 0247 ask for Peter”

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  • 14 Apr 2019 23:16
    Reply # 7282059 on 7280831

    That was fun to see, Janine – no wonder you got excited about that boat, especially when the ad said $1900! I especially like the video, and the harbor entrance through those breakwaters. I've sailed in through there! Waquoit, if I'm not mistaken, on the south shore of Cape Cod.

    Thanks for the treat :-)


  • 02 Nov 2019 23:15
    Reply # 8088653 on 7280831

    Fascinating boat

    In the video he says the rig was designed by the Junk Rig Association.  Anybody remember that?  


  • 03 Nov 2019 09:15
    Reply # 8089017 on 8088653
    Dennis wrote:

    Fascinating boat

    In the video he says the rig was designed by the Junk Rig Association.  Anybody remember that?  


    Dennis, that is a "Sunbird" rig, designed by Alan Boswell. It dates from the time when Robin Blain was operating commercially as "Sunbird Marine Services" with design input from Alan (who is still active in this field), and also running the JRA almost singlehanded. There was, to say the least, a lot of symbiosis between the two at that time, which continued up until the JRA was re-organised and re-constituted in 2010.
  • 03 Nov 2019 12:21
    Reply # 8089029 on 7280831

    Thank you David,

    The boat is not too far from me and I may look at her in the Spring when I have (hopefully) sold my Victoria Frances 26.  Does anyone in the group have any more information on the boat or the rig? 



  • 10 Nov 2019 19:55
    Reply # 8100541 on 7280831

    By way of an update.  The link in the initial post no longer works but the same boat can be found here .  The price in this advert is considerably lower than previously stated.

  • 21 Mar 2020 21:03
    Reply # 8847244 on 7280831

    Quest SOLD

    Hi, I just wrote a post about buying Quest on the General Members' Forum!


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